The Department of Fisheries & Wildlife seeks a technician who will work on a project managing invasive red swamp crayfish in Michigan. Experience with red swamp crayfish and crayfish biology, ecology, and identification is necessary. Duties will include conducting multiple crayfish sampling methods and leading teams of workers in ecological field studies. Candidate must have a valid driver's license in good standing.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Fisheries and Wildlife or a related field; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in basic research techniques in the specific or related field; word processing, spreadsheet; database and/or desktop publishing software; presentation software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to legally operate a state motorized vehicle. Must be able to use waders and work outside all day during the summer in order to complete field work.
Work experience with crayfish trapping, data collection, field and laboratory safety protocols, conducting outreach to the public, entering and accessing data from Access databases, and assisting state natural resource agencies on management priorities.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
CV and Cover Letter
Description of End Date
This is a limited term position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.
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