Graduate Opportunities

Graduate Opportunities

Title: Aquatics & Fisheries Field Team

Role: Natural Resource Specialist II

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year

Salary Range: $14-$16 per hour

Review of applications will begin June 23, 2017.

Position Summary:

This position supports a fisheries and aquatics resources science delivery program in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Center for Aquatic Technology Transfer (CATT). The candidate will participate in field work, data analysis, and report writing in support of research and management projects. Tasks will include the following: collection, quality control, and management of information for fish populations, aquatic habitats, and water quality, management of field crews, leading outreach programs, maintenance and safe use of field equipment, basic data analysis, and assistance with report preparation. This position requires the incumbent to carry heavy backpacks in rough terrain, hike several miles per day, and work in remote areas.

Required Qualifications:

Field experience; ability to pass swimming test; ability to carry heavy backpacks in rough terrain; ability to hike several miles per day; positive attitude even under adverse field conditions.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, biology or related field, with experience working in streams or rivers; experience working in remote areas; experience working with partners in state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations.

How to Apply: For a complete listing of position qualifications, and to apply, please visit www.jobs.vt.edu, and search for posting SW0170452. Or, use quick link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/77143

Questions: contact Craig Roghair (croghair@fs.fed.us)

 

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