California Trout and California Department of Fish & Wildlife are looking for candidates interested in conducting restoration work in the Eastern Sierra for federally threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout (LCT).
The person(s) selected will work as part of a crew on ecological restoration projects under the direction of CDFW staff. Restoration for Lahontan cutthroat trout will utilize a combination of backpack electroshocking to remove non-native brook trout and placement of temporary barriers to secure recovery waters. Other duties will include: pruning riparian vegetation to facilitate crew access to the stream; maintenance of gear; hauling materials and building a modified weir barrier; and data management. Although outdoors, surrounded by amazing vistas and working with an amazingly beautiful native trout, the work can be tiring and repetitious.
- Candidates must have at least two years of college level education with at least 10 credits of science.
- Candidates should be able to carry an approx. 40 pound backpack while hiking at elevation.
- Candidates must be comfortable in and around water.
- After the initial training, candidates must be able to work without direct supervision and with other crew members.
- Candidates should own camping gear; waders will be supplied.
- Work week: After the first week, the schedule will be 8 days on and 6 days off—meaning that some weekends will be worked and work days are anticipated to be ten hours long.
- Compensation: Crew members will be paid $13.50 per hour. In addition, dormitory-style housing in trailers may be provided in Coleville, CA for the field season (upon adherence to state housing policies). Camping per diem of $20/day while in the field may be provided.
- Vacancies: Five currently.
- When: Field work will commence June 1st and proceed through September 16.
Note: Applicants unable to commit for the entire field season may apply but preference may be given to applicants willing and able to work through the duration of the field season.
Send a cover letter and resume to: Dawne Emery (Dawne.Emery@wildlife.ca.gov). For further information, please email or call 760.932.7174. Please include in the subject line of your email: Your Name – LCT Walker Restoration
Applications are due on or before April 1st, 2015, and interviews will occur prior to May 1.