2020 Seasonal Fisheries Technicians – Kansas

Position Description: One or two fisheries positions will be available this summer working for Pittsburg State University under the supervision of Kali Boroughs and Dr. James Whitney. Tasks will include conducting Neosho Madtom surveys, collecting measurements of physicochemical stream habitat variables, and sampling benthic macroinvertebrates. Lab work involving the identification and measurement of macroinvertebrates will also be part of technician responsibilities.  Training will be provided.

Minimum Requirements: Technicians need to be able to think and work independently and as part of a team to complete assigned tasks. Must be able to travel and stay overnight during the week and weekends if necessary. Extended travel with overnight stays away from Pittsburg for up to one week may be required. Must be able to work long days and in harsh field conditions (e.g. mud, rain, 100+ degree temperatures, poisonous plants, biting insects, etc.). Handling of live organisms including fish and insects is required. Required to be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license. Individuals working towards a natural resources or biology degree will be given higher preference.

Start Date: May 18, 2020

End Date: August 14, 2020. There is the potential for one position to continue into the school year working ~20 hours/week.

Benefits: Hourly wage: $11.00 per hour. Normal work week will be Monday-Friday, sometimes weekends (if necessary), 40 hours per week. No paid holidays. Hotel, meal, and travel expenses for overnight work-related trips will be covered.

How To Apply: Send a resume and contact information for 3 professional or academic references to Kali Boroughs at kboroughs@gus.pittstate.edu or Dr. James Whitney at jewhitney@pittstate.edu. Please include “PSU Fisheries Technicians” in subject line.

Closing Date: March 16, 2020