Summer Fisheries Jobs Available

Employer: Virginia Tech

Pay Rate: $12-$13 per hour, full-time hourly wage

Positions available: 2 – 4

Job Details:

These positions will work with a team of 6 – 8 field technicians assigned to complete a wide variety of aquatics related projects on public and private lands in the southeast. Training and field activities are coordinated by U.S. Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Center for Aquatic Technology Transfer (CATT).

Duration: May 30 – August 18, 2016 (start date is firm, end date is negotiable)

Primary duties: Measure stream habitat attributes and sample fish in wadeable streams

Equipment: backpack electrofishers, GPS, 4×4 trucks, electronic data recorders and additional equipment; we provide training for all equipment used for field surveys

Duty station: Blacksburg, Virginia

Housing: Not provided but subleases are readily available in Blacksburg, VA

Work area:

Federal, State, and private lands throughout the southeastern U.S. Work is outdoors with full exposure to elements, including heat, rain, insects, and poisonous plants. The work is physically demanding and requires the ability to hike several miles to access field sites while maintaining enthusiasm and good attitude, even under adverse field conditions.


Several extended trips (2-4 weeks each) away from Blacksburg are required; housing is provided while in travel status (tent, Forest Service housing, or hotel) and a daily per diem to cover food expenses is provided while in travel status

See attachment for additional details and application instructions

Questions? Contact Colin Krause,   540-250-0786


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Craig Roghair
Fisheries Biologist
Forest Service

Southern Research Station

1710 Research Center Dr.

Blacksburg, VA 24060
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