Position Overview:
Part-time position: Full-time, 40 hours/week
Position Classification: Seasonal
Date Range: 5/1 – 7/21/2023
Location: Greenfield, MA
Health Benefit Eligible: No
Retirement Benefit Eligible: Yes
Supervisor: Ecology Planner
Supervisory: No
Pay: $18/hour

Position Description:

The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) seeks a seasonal fisheries technician to monitor migratory fish climbing the fish ladders during the spring 2023 season. This program includes reviewing video footage taken at the facilities to enumerate the passage of diadromous species in the Connecticut River. There will be some flexibility to work remotely if the candidate is not local. Hours are flexible within the 40 hours a week requirement, but there may be some required availability during the standard 9-5 Monday thru Friday schedule. Fish passage facilities included in this work are the Bellows Falls and Vernon Hydroelectric Dams, both located in Southeastern Vermont, and as such, VT Fish and Wildlife Department will also be involved in supervising this position. A computer will be provided. There will also be a need for this position to participate in field work during the migration season. This will involve wading in rivers with staff and volunteers. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Study and reference Salmonsoft FishTick 4.0 user manual. 
  • Fish identification guides and training provided.  
  • Monitor hours of fish ladders activity 
  • Complete, organize, and submit data and reports to supervisors in a timely manner. 
  • Provide weekly updates on progress and communicate any issues in a timely manner.   
  • Assist in other field-based migratory fish surveys, including some volunteer coordination. 

Required Skills:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent 
  • Field-based or classroom experience conducting migratory fish  
  • Strong communication skills.   
  • Ability to participate in strenuous physical activity 
  • Ability to work both in the office as well as on the river 
  • Comfortable being around fish and fishing equipment 
  • Competency using excel spreadsheets and mapping tools

Application Instructions:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF using the form below. Interviews will take during the first two weeks of April and applicants will be notified 1-2 weeks later. 
Deadline to apply: March 17th, 2023

About Connecticut River Conservancy 
The Connecticut River Conservancy aims to be the voice for the Connecticut River watershed, from source to sea. We collaborate with partners across four states to protect and advocate for your rivers and educate and engage communities. We bring people together to prevent pollution, improve habitat, and promote enjoyment of your river and its tributary streams. Healthy rivers support healthy economies.  Our organizational values are centered around: Inclusion, Collaboration, Resilience, and Stewardship .

 CRC is an equal opportunity employer. We highly encourage members of communities excluded from the environmental field to apply, and we value the insights, knowledge, and perspective that a diverse staff bring to our organization and work.   

COVID Policy and Benefits Package   

The Connecticut River Conservancy requires all employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. We offer an employer supported retirement plan for employees who expect to earn at least $5000 in the calendar year. Please reach out with any questions about our current COVID-19 safety procedures and/or benefits packages.    

Fish Ladder Video Analyst: 2023

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