University of Alaska Southeast

Internship

Company: US Forest Service
Location: Juneau, AK
Position: Biological Technician Participant Fisheries
Requirements: See job description
Summary:

As a crewmember you will work with a Forest Service Technician conducting fisheries projects requiring adaptation of procedural guides. Duties include the following:

  • Measures amount and quantity of spawning areas on designated streams; samples and makes qualitative analysis of aquatic insects; determines pool/riffle rations through observation; and measures and records discharge volumes through interpolation.
  • Uses a variety of tools, takes bottom gravel samples and analyzes for silt, size fractions, etc. 
    Assistss the technician with support work, including conducting complicated tests, following standard procedures.
  • Collects and analyzes data using methods that are well established.
    Assignments often contain steps and processes that vary, depending on circumstances of the test.
  • Makes procedural readjustments when problems occur, and note when test results are outside the normal range of tolerance or acceptability.
  • Calibrates, adjusts and operates a variety of complex equipment.

Field duties include:Sampling in streams and lakes for fish and invertebrates.

  • Capturing and identifies fish, and records data.
  • Keeps records of all data and develops these into statistical reports. Drafts maps or survey areas. 
  • Keeps comprehensive records and presents findings to supervisor for review and analysis.
  • Keeps accurate records of results obtained from studies that involve procedures that are fairly well established, but often require a number of different procedural steps.
  • Assesses the value of the data, and reports on the characteristics and quality of the source of the data.
  • Prepares charts and tables to display the data, and presents study results to the supervisor for further review and analysis.

Compensation amounts:

  • $1,500 - RT travel allowance to work site and back
  • $280 - weekly living allowance
  • $200 - one time boot allowance
  • AmeriCorps eligibility (Education award $1,566)
  • Housing

*All allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

Please provide a 1-2 page professional resume as an attachment to your SCA application. 

  • Juneau, AK
  • Training on bear behavior; first aid; CPR; and other trainings will be required and given by the Forest Service during the week of May 23.
  • Many different types of community educational opportunities will be conducted over the summer. One is family fish day where the Forest Service will participate in activities that educate children on fish and their habitat as well as how watersheds develop
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus:
Wildlife Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected:
Biology
some coursework or experience
Forestry
some coursework or experience
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Backpacking
some experience
Data Entry
competent with supervision
Field Research
competent with supervision
Working with Animals
competent with supervision
Data Analysis
some experience
AmeriCorps Eligible
Eligible
Housing or Stipend Provided?
Yes
The Forest Service has a apartment style bunkhouse that is available for use by the volunteer. The volunteer will share one apartment with up to three other individuals, sharing a room with up to one other individual. Standards of cleanliness will be required along with restrictions on alcohol and drugs when staying in the Forest Service Bunkhouse. We can also provide a bicycle for use by the volunteer during the timeframe they will be working for the Forest Service.
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
US Citizenship
Not Required
Contact: Marci Johnson
Contact at: marci.johnson@usda.gov or 907-789-6253
Closing Date: Open Until Filled