Fisheries Technician II
State of Montana - Glendive, MT

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Position Title:
Fisheries Technician II

  • Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.
Listing Number: 9670-132B

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For more information contact:
State Agency:
Fish, Wildlife and Parks

P.O. Box 1630

Miles City , MT
59301

Phone: (406)234-0900

Fax: (406)234-4368

TTY: Montana Relay Service at 711

E-mail: eoconnor@mt.gov

  • OR -
Local Montana Job Service Workforce

Position

Number(s):
52123724

Openings:
1

Location(s):
Glendive

Job Status:
Full-Time Temporary

Shift:
Daytime

Date Posted:
2/12/2013

Closing Date:
2/27/2013

Department:
Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Division:
Fisheries

Bureau:
Band/Grade:
4

State Application Required:
Yes

Salary:
$13.89

Salary Unit:
Hourly

Additional Salary Information: Hiring wage is based on the labor market, qualifications, internal pay equity and budget. Employees scheduled at least half-time for more than 6 months consecutively are also provided paid health, dental and life insurance. Other benefits include retirement, paid vacation, sick and holidays.

Applicant Pool: If another department
vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may
be used for the selection.

Special Information:
Identity of applicants who become finalists may be released to the public if the Department deems it necessary.

The employee will cover large, relatively remote stretches of the Yellowstone River between the confluence with the Big Horn River and Missouri River by jet boat in all weather conditions often for long hours during the field season. Overnight travel (hotel lodging will be provided) for up to a week may be required and monitoring expenditures so budget allocations are not exceeded will be necessary.

Women (and/or) minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply.

Duties:
The successful applicant will serve as field crew leader and be responsible for data collection for studies examining movements and habitat use, population demographics, and angler harvest of native fishes on the lower Yellowstone River. Specific duties include collection of large-river fishes using accepted protocols and sampling equipment, such as electrofishing, trammel nets, and hoop nets; implantation of t-bar, cinch, or PIT tags into sauger, shovelnose sturgeon, and pallid sturgeon; collection of pallid sturgeon broodstock; relocation of adult pallid sturgeon from jet boat; and execution of the Regional Fisheries Program on the lower Yellowstone River. The successful applicant will be responsible for daily planning and scheduling of fieldwork, jet boat operation, supervision of at least one technician, and will be expected to work in remote areas without direct supervision. The employee must accurately identify, measure, and record all fish species captured, operate biotelemetry equipment, take water quality measurements, and ensure accuracy and quality control of data collection. The employee may be asked to analyze and report data in written form and will be required to assist in the maintenance of jet boats, survey equipment, and tools. The position will be supervised by a regional management biologist.

Competencies:
The incumbent should have knowledge of fish taxonomy and identification, fish biology, stream ecology, fish population dynamics, and fishery management and techniques. Employee will be responsible for jet boat operation and previous boating experience is preferred. The ability to collect and record data for presentation in written and oral form is required. Knowledge of fish sampling gear and methods (e.g., trammel and hoop nets, electrofishing gear, weirs and traps) is desired. The incumbent will be required to safely operate field vehicles. Research and monitoring will require work in adverse environmental conditions and the ability to improvise and adapt field methods and techniques when conditions change. The employee must be able to supervise and work in cooperation with other crewmembers. The ability to maintain boats, equipment, and tools will be beneficial. A working knowledge of standard word processing and spreadsheet computer software is required (e.g., Microsoft Excel and Word).

Other combinations of education and experience which could provide such knowledge, skills and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Education/Experience:
A Bachelor of Science degree in Fish and/or Wildlife Management or closely related field is required. Other beneficial experience includes conducting fisheries fieldwork, supervisory experience, compiling and analyzing data, contributing to analysis and interpretation of fishery data for written reports, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The information you provide on this application supplement will be used by the selection committee in combination with your education and experience to determine which applicants will move forward in the selection process. Your responses will be viewed apart from your application materials; therefore, it is important to be specific in regards to names of employers, dates, job duties, etc. if requested. It is important that your answers are concise, thorough and relevant. The committee cannot make assumptions based solely on your other application materials when reviewing this supplement.

Supplemental Questions:
It is not necessary to number the supplement questions, they will be numbered when entered on-line. PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE/TRAINING AND THOSE ASPECTS YOU WERE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR IN THE FOLLOWING:

Survey and inventory of fisheries populations in large rivers with specific reference to gear types and techniques.
Supervision of field programs, employees and volunteers.
Jet boat maintenance and operation in rivers.
Operation and maintenance of capture gear and telemetry equipment.

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