Fisheries Technician

Division: Environment Division, Water Resources Program
Salary: $10.85 - 16.52
Status: Full-time, six months temporary
Deadline: Enniskó:wa/March 22, 2013

Description of Position:
Under the direction of the program manager and the lead technician the Fisheries Technician (Tech) assists with fish collection from Akwesasne waters. The Tech will assist with gill nets, seine nets, electro fishing, and other means to collect fish resources for the purposes of species identification, population assessment, and contaminant analysis. The Tech will also assist with other fisheries management related issues such as public outreach and education. The Tech is a 40‐hr per week temporary position with the Water Resources Program of the Environment Division. The term of this position is 6 months. Salary is linked to demonstrated qualifications.

Primary Duties (combination of the following):

  • Assist with deployment and retrieval of gills nets
  • Seine fish from wadeable rivers and streams
  • Assist with fisheries population assessment (species identification, record data)
  • Use fish identification keys
  • Collection of water, sediment and biological samples
  • Maintain sample chain of custody
  • Use of water quality monitoring devices
  • Complete monthly reports
  • Properly maintain and clean equipment and gear
  • Other tasks pertaining to the Water Resources Program mission

Qualifications:
2‐yr degree in Environmental Studies or related field (preferred), or a high school diploma and 4 years of relevant experience; ability to carry heavy equipment over uneven terrain required; effective written communication skills required; proficient in fish identification; proficient with use of identification keys; ability to learn new skills and information; ability to swim preferred, boater’s safety certificate preferred.

Required:
Applicant must maintain a valid driver’s license; have the ability to legally enter Canadian portion of Territory; must be able to work long hours in the field (including early mornings), have the physical ability to work in the field; and willingness to handle field specimens.

Submit your resume and cover letter by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655 or by email to:  human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov.
 

Job Closing Date: March 23, 2013

NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe gives preference to Native Americans who meet the requirements of the posted position. Applicants not entitled to Native Preference will receive consideration without discrimination based on age, sex, disability or national origin.

DRUG TESTING POLICY

The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

BACKGROUND CHECK

All positions require candidates to successfully pass background checks prior to employment.  Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.

FLEET POLICY

Must be at least 21 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver's license with a clean driver abstract.

ELIGIBILITY LIST

A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.