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Seasonal Freshwater Fisheries Technician - North Jersey


Date: When filled; Date: 35-40 hours per week, with two employment options:

    1) Seasonal - Start/end any time, no more than 900 hours per year.
    2) Summer - Starts in May or June, ends later than October. (Duration within this time frame can be flexible.)

Background: Natural resource management, environmental science, or biology

Location: Lebanon Field Office, Hunterdon County

Job Description: Work directly with the regional fisheries biologist on fisheries management projects involving various fish capture techniques (electrofishing, seining, etc.). Responsibilities include field sampling, data collection, record keeping, and maintenance of equipment, building, and grounds. Typical work hours are 8am - 4pm, however candidates should also be willing to work flexible hours and occasional nights when required for field sampling.

Qualifications: College student or graduate with a concentration in natural resource management, environmental science, or biology is preferred. Experience in freshwater fisheries research and management is preferred. Basic computer skills including experience with WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS, and GIS are preferred. Candidates must demonstrate initiative and ability to work independently and as a team. Experience in boat operation, fisheries sampling techniques, and fish identification is preferred. Applicants will be required to complete a NJ Boater Safety Course (or comparable from another state). A valid driver's license is required.

Compensation: $9.00 - $16.00 an hour (depending on education and experience)

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and two references via e-mail to Shawn Crouse at:

For questions phone 908-236-2118.

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