Position Title: Fisheries Scientist II
Company: Marsh & Associates, LLC
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Job Category: Full time position
Salary: $38,000 annually
Start Date: October 18, 2021 or sooner if available
Description: The Native Fish Lab of Marsh & Associates, LLC is dedicated to efforts that promote conservation, recovery, and public education in behalf of the community of imperiled native fishes of the desert southwest. Our passionate team is seeking a Fisheries Scientist II to lead native fish conservation studies on the Colorado River, in small streams in Arizona and New Mexico, and other projects in the region. Our current monitoring activities include remote sensing using acoustic telemetry and PIT scanning antennas, backpack and boat electrofishing, minnow trapping, netting, and habitat evaluations. Check out our website at www.nativefishlab.net for additional information about past and on-going projects.
This is a full-time position. The Fisheries Scientist II will lead one or two conservation projects while exploring the waters of the desert Southwest 8-10 hours a day while in the field for multiple days per trip, at least two to three weeks every month. Being in the field includes extended overnight travel and camping at remote sites under potentially adverse conditions, including extreme heat. Some field locations require hiking and packing gear that weighs up to 40lbs to and from the sampling site. As part of a small team, the Fisheries Scientist II will operate motor vehicles and small watercraft, collect and identify aquatic biota, obtain environmental samples, and record data.
When not in the field you will be in our casual office during regular business hours entering trip data, analyzing data, compiling project status reports, as well as performing general office and laboratory duties.
Qualifications: Competitive candidates will have a master’s degree in biology or a closely related field with an emphasis on a fisheries related discipline and two years of professional experience, or seven years related laboratory or field research, or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Experience with small watercraft operation and maintenance, scientific writing, stream, river, and reservoir sampling, and familiarity with ArcGIS and the Microsoft Office Suite are preferred. Enthusiasm for the outdoors and native fish conservation is a must.
Experience driving vehicles, including backing with a trailer, is also desired. You must show proof of authorization to work in the United States, have a clean driving record, and possess or be willing to obtain an Arizona driver’s license.
Salary and Benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include, but are not limited to a generous paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave program, as well as health, dental, and vision insurance coverage options. Marsh & Associates, LLC is a drug-free workplace.
To apply, please fill out this form, then send a cover letter, CV or resume that includes work history, a copy of college transcripts (does not need to be an official copy), and names and contact information (mail address, telephone, and email) for at least three references who know you and can comment on your suitability to firstname.lastname@example.org.