Take advantage of this unique opportunity to work in a remote part of Utah with abundant fish and wildlife opportunities. We’re looking for a sportfish biologist who will do a variety of work, including assisting with the monitoring and management of Flaming Gorge Reservoir, the Green River and several other highly used fisheries in northeastern Utah. Note: Preference will be given to applicants with a bachelor’s degree or higher in fisheries, aquatic biology, fisheries and wildlife management or a directly related field.
As a sportfish biologist, you will:
- Monitor fish populations to develop management recommendations and outreach for the angling public.
- Analyze biological data, interpret results and write reports summarizing findings and management recommendations.
- Interact regularly with federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, anglers, local businesses and chambers of commerce.
- Train and supervise technicians and volunteers.
- Maintain equipment including facilities, boats, trailers and small engines.
- Operate a fish trap in the fall which aids in the annual spawning of kokanee salmon stocked statewide.
The ideal candidate
The ideal candidate will have:
- A bachelor’s degree or higher in fisheries management or a related field.
- An understanding of basic fisheries-management concepts and the ability to communicate them effectively.
- Good interpersonal skills for working with others, including the public.
- Experience with boats and sampling gear and their use on large bodies of water, sometimes at night and during inclement weather conditions.
- Experience using and maintaining equipment like small engines and outboard motors.
- Additional preference will be given to candidates with a master’s degree or higher in fisheries management or related fields.