Seasonal Job Announcement: High Mountain Lakes Field Assistant

Term: Seasonal position from approximately June 1 to October 31, 2017.

(Start date is dependent on spring snow pack and trail access. End date is

subject to change due to cold weather and snow.)

Schedule: The schedule is typically a 40-hour work period but is dependent upon

weather, work load, etc. A 40-hour period is generally Mon =96 Thursday, 10

hours per day with 3 days off, but may include Mon-Friday, 8 hours per day.

Hourly pay rate: $12.11 =96 $14.36

Work Duties: The successful applicant will serve as a member of a 2-person field crew for

extended trips in backcountry and front country terrain. Primarily, the team

will work at restoration sites focused on the removal of non-native trout to

benefit Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog populations (Rana sierrae). Gill

nets, and occasionally backpack electrofishers, will be used for fish

removal. The restoration sites are in three northern California wilderness

areas, range in elevation from 6,000 to 9,000=92, and will require a

combination of backpacking and 4WD to access. The team will also conduct

surveys of nearby Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog populations. In addition

to these duties, approximately 10% of the job will consist of monitoring and

resource assessment of backcountry fisheries throughout the northern Sierra

Nevada, therefore the ability to implement multiple survey protocols to

collect fish, amphibian, and habitat data for lakes, streams, and meadows in

the Sierra Nevada is necessary for success.

Physical Demands: Field work often involves extended travel with a backpack over rugged, high

elevation terrain, both on trail and off trail. There is potential for

exposure to all types of weather, slippery rocks, insects, poison oak, rough

or fast-moving water, and cold water temperatures. Long periods of hiking,

carrying equipment, swimming, and/or standing may be required. All survey,

backpacking, and camping equipment is provided

Minimum Qualifications: The successful applicant must possess the following minimum qualifications:

– Must possess a valid California driver=92s license, Class C.

– Education equivalent to completion of two years of college with a minimum

of 10 semester hours in science (transcript required) OR one year of

equivalent work experience surveying, studying, or evaluation fish or

wildlife populations, data, habitats, or other related work experience.

– Ability to lift and carry heavy loads over rugged cross-country terrain

for extended periods of time in a high elevation wilderness setting.

– Ability to live and work safely in a remote wilderness setting.

Desired Qualifications: Ideally, the successful applicant will possess the following skills:

– Experience with fish survey techniques, including gill-netting,

electrofishing, snorkeling, or similar techniques.

– Experience and aptitude operating handheld electronic equipment, such as

digital cameras, GPS units, radios, PDAs, etc.

– Experience backpacking, traveling, or working in high elevation

backcountry wilderness settings is highly desirable.

– Sufficient experience with computer applications to input and manage data,

including MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Access.

– Ability to be well organized and handle occasionally challenging field


– Ability to thoroughly collect data.

– Ability to effectively communicate with field crew members and the public.

Contact information:

Please e-mail a resume, including 3 professional references (and copy of

your transcripts, if applicable) to Cover

letters are not required.