Biological Technician (Seasonal)

Position
Biological Technician (Seasonal)
Location
Henniker, NH, Albany, NY, Utica, NY, or Buffalo, NY
Experience
Entry Level
Skills
- Experience desired in the following areas: fisheries and aquatic field sampling, water quality surveys, fisheries-related literature reviews and desktop analyses, and stream flow and habitat assessments
- Must be able to tow, launch, and operate a boat unsupervised.
- Additional experience with any of the following is a plus: fish passage, hydropower licensing, river restoration, radio telemetry, topographic surveys, bathymetry, GIS

Gomez and Sullivan Engineers is a growing engineering and environmental science consulting firm with a national reputation for excellence.  We are seeking a motivated individual committed to continuing this tradition.  Our company has an opening for a Seasonal Field Technician with experience in fisheries biology and ecology in ourHenniker, NH, Utica, NY, Albany, NY, or Buffalo, NY office.  The ideal candidate would be a well-rounded individual with experience in fisheries survey methods, water quality surveys, and aquatic habitat assessments, and would possess the ability to tow, launch, and operate a boat unsupervised. We are seeking a committed, detail-oriented individual who will be able to utilize their knowledge and experience for our clients’ immediate and future projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participation as part of a field crew, occasionally acting as crew leader, on a wide variety of fisheries and aquatic resources studies
  • Operation of boats and other scientific equipment
  • Interaction and coordination with professionals from other resource disciplines on larger projects
  • Adherence to safety procedures during field work

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.S. in fisheries or aquatic sciences (M.S. preferred)
  • Experience in the following areas:
    • Fisheries and aquatic field sampling
    • Water quality surveys
    • Stream flow and habitat assessments
  • Additional experience with any of the following is a plus:
    • Backpack and boat electrofishing
    • Gill net and seine surveys
    • Macroinvertebrate surveys
    • Mussel surveys
    • Fish passage
    • Hydropower licensing
    • River geomorphic mapping
    • Radio telemetry
    • Topographic surveys
    • Bathymetry
    • GIS
    • Familiarity with life history and habitat requirements for freshwater and diadromous fish
    • Analysis and interpretation of study results to develop defensible conclusions
    • Fisheries-related literature reviews and desktop analyses
    • Assistance with written scientific reports and other visual presentations of study results
    • Application of knowledge, skills, and abilities to determine actual and potential impacts of various resource uses on fisheries and aquatic life
    • Interaction with agency and non-governmental organizations on study planning and reporting