Seasonal Fisheries Technicians
Commonwealth of Massachusetts - West Springfield, MA

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The Fisheries Technician performs various manual tasks related to field operations on the Connecticut River Anadromous Fish Restoration Program. Work stations will be set at one or more locations in Turners Falls and West Springfield, Massachusetts. The incumbentsÂ’ work is carried out in the field or at the fish passage facilities on the Connecticut, Westfield, or Deerfield River.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Trapping salmon and counting fish as a fish passage facility.
2. Assisting biologists with field sampling and recording field data. This includes electrofishing to determine fish populationsÂ’ status and conducting fish habitat surveys.
3.Loading and unloading equipment.
4. Record keeping.
5. Performing preventative maintenance on equipment and tools.
6. Lifting and carrying net loads of fish (approximately 20 lbs.)

The Fisheries Technician job involves significant physical work and is performed in all types of weather. Daily work hours will vary, including early morning or late afternoon start times, working evenings and weekends.
Qualifications: Please see Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications: Ability to identify various species of warm and coldwater species as well as anadromous fish species.
Ability to maintain records of fishway operational conditions including descriptions of mechanical problems, river flows, and water temperatures.
Ability to work in a team setting.
Previous experience sampling fish populations (electrofishing).
Must have their own transportation to travel to and from work.
Comments: The Fisheries Technician job involves significant physical work and is performed in all types of weather. Daily work hours will vary, including early morning or late afternoon start times, working evenings and weekends.

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