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Position: Fisheries sonar technicians (short term)

The Prince William Sound Science Center is seeking two field technicians for a fisheries management related position focused on the use of imaging sonars for counting fish passage in the Copper River.

Duties:  Operate and maintain a pair of imaging sonars at a remote field site, maintain and facilitate data telemetry, and enumerate fish passage.

Approximate term: 6 weeks: approximately 5 weeks in the field and 1 week of mobilization/demobilization.  The positions will begin on May 1.

Responsibilities and Qualifications:  The technicians will be responsible for the deployment, maintenance and operation of two imaging sonar systems (Tritech Gemini 720is), related data logging computers and hardware for networking and telemetry. The sonars will be deployed at a temporary remote field site (boat access only) on the Copper River Delta near the confluence of the Clear Martin River and the Copper River (60° 22.231’N, 144° 54.124’W). Technicians will be required to live at the remote field site in a tent-based camp for the duration of the active monitoring phase (approximately five weeks).

Candidates should be capable of working and living in remote locations under physically challenging conditions including cold, rain, wind, and in proximity to large mammals (brown bears and moose). Applicants must be able to occasionally lift 60 lbs.  Candidates should be familiar with the use and operation of sonars for fisheries applications, and proficient in the use of small boats.  Knowledge of computer networking is also preferred. Bear safety training/experience will be an asset, and a bear-safety refresher will be provided. Successful candidates will have previous firearm safety training experience and will be comfortable safely carrying and operating a firearm.

Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer.

Salary and benefits:  Salary is dependent on experience and is competitive with state and federal technician salary scales. Unemployment insurance and workers compensation are included.

Application Process: To be considered, please submit a résumé and the names of three references with their contact information via email to Rob Campbell, Prince William Sound Science Center, rcampbell@pwssc.org.

Review of applications will begin February 11, 2019. Positions are open until filled. PWSSC does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, or mental or physical disability.

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Close: March 29, 2019

We are announcing an Invitation to Bid - Salmon spawning stream surveying and sampling support vessel(s) (Prince William Sound).

More information can be found here.