University of Alaska Southeast

Job Posting

Company: UAF Fisheries
Location: Homer, then field site (Anchor Point or Ninilchik)
Position: Fish Technicians
Requirements: See posting
Summary: Under the general supervsion of project biologists and crew leader,  these two positions will primarily serve on the Anchor River or Deep Creek Chinook salmon escapement monitoring projects. The primary duty of these positions will be the daily operation of weirs with sonar and video equipment to enumerate Chinook salmon escapement.  

In April, these positions will assist with weir preparation and razor clam abundance surveys. In May, these positions will assist with the installation of salmon escapement equipment and will transition to daily operation of the equipment once it is installed. 

The duty station for these positions will be Homer in April and at the field site (Anchor Point or Ninilchik) from May through July. The position requires the incumbent to provide their own transportation to the field site. 

During April, these positions will work 5 days a week and the work week may be scheduled around the tide cycle conducive to razor clam abundance surveys. During weir operation, this position will work a fixed 4 days on 3 days off schedule and will be required to stay on site during the four days. These positions will be required to work early morning and late evening hours and weekends.

If interested in these positions, please email a copy of your resume, workplace alaska or ALEXsys applicant profile and a cover letter describing your experience, knowledge, skills and abilities related to the key duties of these positions listed below.

Key duties of this position:

  1. Assisting crew leader with preparing weir and video equipment prior to installation.
  2. Conducting razor clam abundance surveys.
  3. Assisting with the installation, maintenance and removal of floating and fixed picket weirs including sonar and instream video equipment.
  4. Beach seining the Anchor River and Deep Creek to collect ASL data from Chinook salmon.
  5. Independently operating and maintaining floating weirs and electronic equipment.
  6. Collecting, recording, entering and summarizing data using Microsoft Access and Excel.
  7. Compiling daily fish counts and electronic storage of video files.

See job posting for more information.

Contact: Michael Booz
Contact at: michael.booz@alaska.gov
(907) 235-8191
Closing Date: April 31, 2018