TEMPORARY Fisheries Technician - Brush, CO (Sterling)


: $33,550.00 - $52,670.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Government

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Department Information


To apply, please submit only your application (without attachments such as resumes or cover letters). This announcement will remain open until FILLED. You are encouraged to apply early.

The mission of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources is to develop, preserve, and enhance the state's natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future citizens and visitors. In an effort to build diversity and inclusion we welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Our Mission is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado's natural resources.Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Description of Job

This position will work as part of a team in support of warm water sport fisheries and aquatic native species conservation in the South Platte and North Fork Republican River Basins. This position will assist the aquatic biologist with standardized sampling of ponds, lakes, reservoirs, streams, and rivers.

Primary duties include sampling sport fish and native fish populations, performing fish population estimates, performing presence/absence surveys, performing fish salvage operations, measuring and installing habitat, mapping lakes, assisting in spawn-taking operations, stocking fish, performing chemical reclamation, maintaining equipment and facilities, and performing data entry and analysis.

Technician must be willing to travel and work in inclement weather. Some late night and weekend work is required.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a current and valid drivers' license for operating a state vehicle.
  • Must be willing and able to work some nights and weekends which may involve working during inclement weather.
  • Successful completion and passing of background screening may be required for placement in this position.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with or working towards a degree in fisheries or wildlife biology or management
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have experience with fish sampling techniques, fisheries sampling equipment, operating and/or working from boats, and fish identification skills
  • Supplemental Information The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

    The Department of Natural Resources is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Janice Santistevan, at ...@state.co.us or call 303-###-#### x8647

    E-Verify employer: The Department of Natural Resources participates in E-Verify in accordance with the program's Right to Work for all newly-hired employees Employees are queried through the electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify identity and employment eligibility. You may complete section 1 of the I-9form upon your acceptance of a job offer letter, but no later than your first day of employment and in addition, on your first day, but no later than thethird day, you are required to submit original documents to verify your eligibility to work in the U.S. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities. TollFree Applicant Support - Technical Help
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    Associated topics: agriculture, animal, conservation, environmental, fishery, gs 0025, hydrologic, naturalist, parks and recreation, tree * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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