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Posted: Thursday, February 1, 2018 4:29 AM

The Department of Fish & Game works to preserve the state's natural resources and people's right to conservation of those resources, as protected by Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution. To carry out this mission, the Department exercises responsibility over the Commonwealth's marine and freshwater fisheries, wildlife species, plants, and natural communities, as well as the habitats that support them.
The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries serves Massachusetts citizens by protecting, restoring, and enhancing fishery resources and their habitats, while providing sustainable fisheries related recreational and commercial opportunities.
The Department of Fish and Game, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) seeks applicants for the position of Seasonal Fisheries Technician to support
the DMF in the following activities.
1. Deploy various nets and traps in coastal streams during the annual spring monitoring for river herring and American eels in the Acushnet River, New Bedford and/or the Mill River in Taunton.
2. Collect, record and process biological information on diadromous species, including aging scales and otoliths.
3. Collect and process information on water quality through deployment of instrumentation.
4. Record and organize data including computer coding and data entry for computer analysis.
5. Assist other activities of the Diadromous Fish Management Project including, stocking, aging, and fishway management.
6. Operate and maintain field equipment including sampling equipment, motor vehicles, small craft and other trailers.
7. Assist other MADMF projects with conducting research and field sampling
Perform related duties as assigned.
* A resume and cover letter expressing your interest in this position is required. These documents must be specifically attached to the requisition for which you are applying. *
This is a seasonal contract position. No benefits are included - except earned sick leave.
Duration of Position:
Start Date: On or about March 4, 2018
End Date: ( August 11, 2018 - approximately a 22 week position)
Position # 00164157, #00194762. #00182283, #00189658
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License or equivalent from the state in which you reside. Job requires some work on weekends and some longer/earlier/later than normal workdays.
Preferred qualifications:
Two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time technical experience in marine biology or fisheries work, of which one year of the required experience may consist of the substitution below.
Two years of study in marine, fisheries or wildlife biology; fisheries or wildlife management; marine science or oceanography may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
1. Ability to identify freshwater and marine fish and invertebrates common in Massachusetts coastal waters.
2. Experience working on fishing vessels and small craft with common sampling tools.
3. Knowledge of computer software applications including: Microsoft Office Suite.
4. Experience compiling data in tabular and graphic form.
5. Willingness to work under challenging field and weather conditions.
Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license or equivalent license from the state in which you reside.
**Job:** **Contractor*
**Organization:** **Department of Fish And Game*
**Title:** *Seasonal Fisheries Technician - Diadromous Fisheries Project*
**Location:** *Massachusetts-New Bedford-1213 Purchase St*
**Requisition ID:** *170007G5*
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