Aquatics & Fisheries Field Crew, Anchorage Office

ABR, Inc.—Environmental Research and Services, an equal opportunity employer, seeks qualified applicants for the following job based out of our Anchorage, Alaska, office.

FIELD CREW – AQUATIC ECOLOGY/FISHERIES

STATUS:  Seasonal positions (appointments may range 3–5 months)

JOB SUMMARY: ABR is seeking an Aquatic Ecology biologist (Field Crew Lead) and technicians (2) to assist with fishery, aquatic ecology, and water quality projects in streams and lakes throughout Alaska.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct field surveys for aquatic habitat and invertebrates in freshwater environments
  • Assist in field mobilization and demobilization, including managing field gear, to support field work
  • Participate in safety training and follow ABR’s Safety Policy
  • Assist project managers with data entry and management
  • Process field samples in the laboratory and maintain Chain of Custody documentation

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience conducting field surveys using a variety of aquatic sampling techniques and expertise in fish identification is desired. Candidates with a background in aquatic macroinvertebrate collections/identification, water quality studies, or experience with stream habitat and/or hydrology surveys will be given higher consideration. The applicant must be able to conduct field work involving wading and significant physical labor in remote settings; must be able to carry up to 50 lbs and work 10–12 hours per day during deployment. Traveling in helicopters, small fixed-wing aircraft, on snowmobiles, and in boats will be required. Experience in data entry is required. The applicant must have strong organization skills; and be able to work independently and as part of a team. A valid driver’s license and a minimum of 2 years undergraduate experience is requested; a B.S. in the aquatic sciences (fisheries biology, aquatic ecology/zoology, or related fields) is preferred.

WORK PERIOD: June –August 2020, with possibility for longer term through November 2020 (as dictated by available workload).  Field deployments may require as many as 21 days of consecutive work.

WAGE: Depending on experience; overtime eligible. Room and board provided only while in the field.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. First review of resumes 20 March 2020.

CONTACT: Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references with phone numbers (prefer previous supervisors) to hr@abrinc.com

Please contact John Seigle by e-mail if you have questions about these positions:

(jseigle@abrinc.com) or phone: 907-344-6777 ext 206

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