The mission of Colorado Parks and Wildlife 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.
Employees will primarily be part of a field crew conducting non-native fish control operations on the Yampa River. This work entails using flat-bottomed outboard jet boats to navigate and electrofish the river during runoff. Employees will help inventory and monitor cutthroat trout populations in streams and lakes. Employees will assist biologists with monitoring fish populations in other streams, lakes, and rivers in Northwest Colorado. Employees will collect data during agency sponsored fishing contests. Employees will be responsible for entering and organizing field data and gear maintenance. Certain duties will entail hiking, backpacking, and camping in remote areas ***Employees will be frequently out of town during the work week and overnight travel will be required. Employees will also be expected to work irregular hours, including weekends, as needed.***
- BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
- Preference may be given to applicants with or working towards a Natural Resources degree or similar education
- Valid driver’s license
- Ability to lift up to 60 lbs.
- Experience towing trailers
- A good attitude
- Ability to work with limited supervision and work well within a team
- Must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays
ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALITIES:
- Ability to identify both native and sport fishes of western Colorado
- Experience driving boats
- A mechanical aptitude for repairing generators and outboard engines
- Ability to use computer software such as excel spreadsheets
- A love for hard work and the outdoors