Sample fish (anadromous target species Atlantic sturgeon, Striped bass, American shad, River herring) in the Hudson River using large nets, seines and electrofishing. Fish are captured using one of the mentioned gears and then processed (length and weight taken) and tagged. Tagging helps track movement and also develop mortality rates for some species. All data is used in the coast wide management of the fish stocks. Knowledge of use of large fishing gears, operation of outboard boats, fish ID. Lift 50 lbs, maneuver in/out of boats, strenuous pulling. Experience in data entry, scale prep, equipment maintenance. Background in marine fisheries helpful. Boating certification preferred, but not required. Incumbent required to complete certification course within one month of appointment. One position will be filled. The position is expected to begin after 8/15/2020 and be funded until 11/30/2020. Positions are dependent on funding and approval. The incumbent will work at 80%.
New York State Environmental Conservation
New Paltz, NY