Arizona Game and Fish Department


Flagstaff, AZ


$43,981 - $48,000 per year

Friday August 19, 2022


The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Research Branch is recruiting to fill a regular full-time appointment for a Fisheries Biologist 1 position located in Flagstaff Arizona. Most fieldwork occurs on the Colorado River at Lees Ferry and in the Grand Canyon. The Fisheries Biologist 1 will be working in the Colorado River and responsible for maintaining and preparing scientific and sampling equipment for fish monitoring trips. The applicant must possess the skills to live, navigate, and camp, and work with a small group of people in remote wilderness environments for up to three weeks at a time with limited communication.


● Maintain and prepare field equipment (e.g. remote solar powered PIT tag antenna, field computers, electrofishing gear, nets, and other instrumentation) and handle logistics for monitoring trips.

● Sampling fish via electrofishing, hoop nets, angling, other methods

● Processing fish and processing and analyzing data utilizing a variety of programs

● Responsible for creel surveys, conducting, collecting, entering data as well as training others to creel

● Conducts image analyses and data entry from a game camera to supplement creel data

● Will serve as a field crew leader and direct other assistants in collection of field data

● May assist with inter/intra agency projects and works as part of the larger Research Branch team to accomplish the branch’s goals and operational objectives which include, but are not limited to, outreach, training, and providing expertise and support to other work units in the Department

● Will produce reports, peer reviewed publications, and present scientific findings and participate in educational outreach

● Performs other duties as assigned


The candidate must have knowledge of a wide range of fish capture techniques, biology and life history of fishes, scientific method and analytical thought, and federal and state rules, regulations and procedures when working with fish and wildlife. Candidates must be skilled to live, navigate and work in remote wilderness environments for extended periods of time (up to three weeks), operating motorized vehicles/watercraft and non-motorized watercraft, handling, tagging and measuring of various aquatic wildlife species, first aid and survival techniques and use of various field or office equipment including but not limited to radios, compasses, GPS units, orthophotos, trailers, all-terrain vehicles and 4-wheel drive trucks, computer software and programs such as Word, Excel, Access, Google, GIS, R, SQL.

Salary: $43,981 – $48,000 per year

Start Date: 9/20/2022

Learn more and apply here by 8/21/2022.

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