Job Overview


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These are TEMPORARY positions with the Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office, located in Arcata or Weaverville, California. The duration of these appointments will not exceed one year in duration; however, they may be extended without further competition if the need continues and funding is available. Maximum total appointment will not exceed 2 years.

You will perform tasks and fisheries field survey work relating to problems impacting anadromous fish in Northwestern California.

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Perform the following duties, under supervision:

Perform field work relating to fish populations and associated aquatic habitat conditions in northwestern California.

Conduct field sampling techniques that may include seining, electrofishing, underwater observation, weir operation, water velocity and river discharge measurement, acoustic and radio telemetry, and habitat typing.

Conduct fish and fish habitat related field investigations and surveys such as creel census, fish tagging, recovery operations, fish habitat use and instream flow studies.

Compute, compile, and summarize data in tabular, graphic, or narrative form.

Operate boats up to 25 feet in length and utilize technical equipment, such as electroshockers, nets, seines, survey equipment, and microscopes.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • May be required to travel up to 4 nights per week for approximately 8 months (generally from February - October) in order to perform field investigations.

Relocation Authorized

  • No