Key Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Timely and accurate biological data collection, entry, editing and documentation following established policies.
Participation and logistical support for data and specimen collection efforts on land and at-sea.
Assist with the procurement, logistics, shipping, preparation, staging, maintenance and repair of supplies and equipment used during research cruises and other data collection projects.
The ideal candidate will possess some or all of the following desired strengths (All of these traits must be documented in your cover letter and applicant profile. If you do not have experience with one or more of the traits listed below, simply say so):
- Computer skills
- Ability to enter large volumes of data on a daily basis in an accurate manner
- Attention to detail
- Strong organizational skills and data management ability
- Experience working with fisheries
- Experience collecting biological data
- Knowledge and experience in identifying fishes and invertebrates
- Ability to operate light power tools
- Ability to work effectively in a remote location without direct supervision
- Ability to live and work at-sea for extended periods of time on commercial fishing and survey vessels collecting biological data and not be incapacitated by chronic or debilitating seasickness.
- Ability to maintain flexibility in the face of varying work assignments and changing priorities.
- Ability and willingness to work, learn and engage effectively as part of a team in a multi-function office to cooperatively accomplish tasks
- Ability to get along with a diverse group of people while working and living in shared living /bunkhouse facilities
- This position requires a current Alaska Driver's license.
- The applicant must be willing and able to travel.
- The applicant must be willing and able to be deployed at-sea for up to 35 days at a time.
- Ability to complete physically challenging work during inclement weather.
- The applicant must able to work for the duration of the season (approximately October–end of June).
- First Aid/CPR certification. The First Aid/CPR certificate may be obtained after becoming employed.
The successful applicant will be responsible for transporting themselves to and from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, before and after the field season.
High school graduation; and six months experience at the developmental level of fish and wildlife technician or aide. This experience is equivalent to Fish and Wildlife Technician II with the State of Alaska.
One year of technical laboratory and/or field experience involving fish or wildlife research, management, or habitat protection, or as a commercial fisherman, guide, trapper or subsistence hunter or fisherman.
Substitutions: An additional six months of work experience involving fish or wildlife, or outdoor manual labor or in a laboratory may substitute for high school graduation. Bachelor of Science degree in fisheries, wildlife or habitat protection may substitute for a maximum of two years of technical laboratory or field experience, involving fish or wildlife research, management or habitat protection.
Special Requirements: Work may involve exposure to animals, insects and inclement weather, low level flying, travel by boat or skiff, or contact with drugs and chemicals. Housing may consist of bunkhouses, vessels, or wall tents. Positions are seasonal or temporary.
Fields of study comparable to fisheries, wildlife or habitat protection include aquaculture, biology, ichthyology, microbiology, ornithology and zoology.