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Seasonal Resource Mgmt Tech - Big River Fisheries

Date Posted:  Aug 1, 2019
Requisition ID:  4861
Location: 

Tell City, IN, US, 47586

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

Hire Salary:

The hourly wage for these positions start at $10.75.

About the job:

Indiana Department of Natural Resources:

The mission of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is to protect, enhance, preserve, and wisely use natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana's citizens through professional leadership, management, and education.

 

Seasonal Resource Management Technician: Performs duties related to the survey, biological monitoring, and/or control of property natural resources.  Resource Management Technicians track work activities or survey data, and regularly report progress, results, or inventory needs to management.  The Technician will focus on resource management depending on assignment and requirements described below.  Multiple Positions located in Tell City and New Albany.

A day in the Life:

Successful applicants will be responsible for interviewing anglers, collecting biological information from various fish species, and entering data on relevant forms.  Specifically, this position will be responsible for conducting ride-alongs onboard contract fishing vessels.  These contract fishing vessels are hired by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to conduct Asian carp removal in the Ohio River. 

 

 

What we're looking for:
  • High school diploma or GED or one (1) year of work experience. 
  • A valid driver’s license is required. 
  • Completion of some college coursework in wildlife management, biology, ecology, forestry and/or related areas of study is preferred
  • Must be able to swim

Additional Skill and Ability Preferred:

  • Ability to understand and apply through on the job training and using previous, relevant experience basic biological principals, ecological variables and interactions, plant identification, herbicide application, invasive plant management techniques, and life histories of invasive plants
  • Basic knowledge of scientific methods, procedures and theories applicable to the management of invasive plant populations
  • Ability to operate a computer and other office equipment
  • Ability to operate or learn to operate handheld GPS systems
  • Ability to lift equipment, tools, or materials up to 50lbs
  • Ability to sustain periods of strenuous physical activity
  • Ability to traverse uneven terrain and stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to carry out assignments with general instruction and limited supervision.
Additional Comments:
  • This role should expect to work afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Individuals may experience working in potentially inclement weather.
  • Individual may be required to wear a DNR provided uniform.
  • Individuals may experience working directly with offenders.
  • May be required to travel to additional properties.
  • May perform duties in a variety of different environments, including an office environment, field environment, rugged terrain, and various adverse weather conditions (extreme heat, cold, rain, snow, sleet, etc.). 
  • May be required to work around potentially dangerous heavy equipment (e.g. tractors, disks, mowers, planters, etc.). 

 

 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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