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Fisheries Biologists position to open in Nevada

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#1 mattknepley

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 07:13 PM

From the DFC list-serve.

Hey Folks,

Please feel free to distribute this to anyone you think may be interested. And I apologize for cross postings.

The Nevada Department of Wildlifes Southern Region is currently accepting applications for a soon to be vacant Fisheries Biologist II or III position. This is a full-time permanent position responsible for Lake Mohave and the Colorado River below Davis Dam. This position is responsible for managing the sport fishery, and implementing conservation and recovery actions for endangered Razorback Sucker and Bonytail; which brings a challenging but rewarding opportunity to provide quality sport fish resources to anglers and manage native fishes of the Colorado River.

The sport fish responsibilities typically include population monitoring through gill netting, boat electrofishing, SCUBA, and creel programs. This position manages our Lake Mohave Habitat Enhancement Project, which involves constructing artificial habitat structures, sinking them throughout the reservoir, and monitoring of those structures using SCUBA and boat electrofishing.
Native fish efforts are conducted cooperatively with the Native Fish Work Group (an interagency collaborative effort dedicated to conservation and recovery of Lake Mohave and the lower Colorado River native fishes) and include population monitoring via trammel netting and boat electrofishing, larvae collection and monitoring, sonic telemetry, and genetic monitoring.

This position will be responsible for developing and implementing a sonic telemetry study to assess black bass movement and occupancy of artificial habitat vs natural habitat. Data from sonic tagged Razorback Sucker will likely also be gathered during this study and will contribute to other ongoing native fish sonic telemetry studies. Other research projects may be funded as needs are identified.

Links to the applications are provided below. There is no close date on the announcements; however, it is encouraged to apply early as the announcements may close without notice.

Biologist II

Biologist III


Brandon Senger
Supervising Fisheries Biologist
Nevada Department of Wildlife
4747 Vegas Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89108
702-486-5127, ext. 3300
Fax: 702-486-5133
Matt Knepley
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