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Wildlife Biologist Job Opening

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.

Principal duties

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.


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