Technical Aide

Job description

Technical Aide

Job no: 683179
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 00
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Fisheries And Wildlife 10002344
Sub Area: CT- Clerical Tech.
Salary: Pay Commensurate with Experience
Location: In State
Categories: Temporary
Position Summary(Basic Job Function)

This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides technical support. Responsibilities may include computer programming or operations; research support; medical patient care; technical equipment maintenance, repair, fabrication or operation; or other technical support functions.

Unit Position Summary

Technicians will assist in ongoing lake sturgeon research. Field work includes conducting an annual adult census on the Upper Black River, larval sturgeon drift collection, late-summer juvenile sturgeon census, and assisting with field research as assigned. Hatchery work includes rearing fall fingerling lake sturgeon using standardized aquaculture methodology.
Successful applicants will assist with the collection and fertilization of eggs from fish and will care for and clean developing eggs during egg incubation. Technicians will collect biological data from adults and collect larval lake sturgeon and larval fishes and aquatic insects during the post-spawning period. Technicians will be responsible for maintaining hatchery data and water quality data. Technicians may work long hours during daylight and night hours and in inclement weather.

Minimum $12/hr. Two positions will begin in early-April. Flexible start and end dates to accommodate academic calendar. Positions end 31 August 2021. The selected applicants will be provided with room and board near the field site in Cheboygan County, MI for the duration of the field season. Necessary field equipment will be provided.

Desired Qualifications

Required Qualifications
Applicants should have an interest in fisheries science and be enrolled in a biological degree program such as fisheries, zoology, natural resources, biology or allied fields or have a completed BS degree. A valid driver’s license is required. Applicants must be able to swim. Applicants should have field experience working in aquatic habitats and be familiar with fisheries sampling methodology and equipment. Applicant should be able to demonstrate abilities to work independently and as part of a team.

Desired Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidate who have experience in collection of fish biological data and fish culture experience. Additional preference to candidate with experience using a microscope and identifying aquatic insects. Applicant should be able to work independently and as part of a team. Experience in database management and data analyses are preferred. Individuals with skills in construction and maintenance of equipment are preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter, CV, and References

Work Hours



Advertised: Nov 16, 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Dec 16, 2020 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 11/18/2020
Application Due: 12/16/2020
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