Biological Fisheries Technician (Seasonal)
Fisheries and Aquatic Science
Do you enjoy challenging work and project variety? Are you interested in applying your talents to formulate innovative solutions for the water resource and energy sectors?
If so, Gomez and Sullivan Engineers would like to hear from you. Gomez and Sullivan is a growing, employee-owned engineering and environmental science company working at the intersection of renewable energy and environmental restoration. We plan to continue our sustainable growth for current and future generations of our employees. We are a multi-disciplined team of civil, water resources, and structural engineers as well as scientists, technicians, and support staff that promotes close coordination and team building. Our company is employee-focused and encourages an atmosphere of continued learning, exposure to a wide variety of project responsibilities, and frequent interaction with the firm’s principals. We firmly believe in treating our team members as well as we treat our clients, and we maintain a personable, positive work environment.`
Our company has an opening for an Aquatic/Fisheries Technician (Seasonal) with experience in fisheries biology and ecology in our Utica, NY office. The ideal candidate would be a well-rounded individual with experience in fisheries survey methods, water quality surveys, aquatic habitat assessments, stream surveys, and motorboat operation. We are seeking a committed, detail-oriented individual who will be able to utilize their knowledge and experience for our clients’ immediate and future projects.
This is a Full Time, Seasonal position. The work will begin mid-May and last through the fall of 2023 with flexible start/end dates.
Participation as part of a field crew, potentially acting as crew leader, on a wide variety of fisheries and aquatic resources studies
Operation of motorboats and other scientific equipment
Interaction and coordination with professionals from other resource disciplines on larger projects
Adherence to safety procedures during field work
B.S. in fisheries or aquatic sciences
1 to 5 years of field experience, full time or seasonal
Boating skills or boating education certificate
Experience in the following areas:
Fisheries and aquatic field sampling
Water quality surveys
Stream flow and habitat assessments
Leading field sampling efforts
Additional experience with any of the following is a plus:
Backpack and boat electrofishing
Gill net and seine surveys
River geomorphic mapping
Familiarity with life history and habitat requirements for freshwater and diadromous fish
Analysis and interpretation of study results to develop defensible conclusions
Fisheries-related literature reviews and desktop analyses
Assistance with written scientific reports and other visual presentations of study results
Application of knowledge, skills, and abilities to evaluate impacts of various resource uses on fisheries and aquatic life
Interaction with agency and non-governmental organizations on study planning and reporting
Gomez and Sullivan offers competitive wages and overtime pay for work over 40 hours in a given work week. Gomez and Sullivan is committed to maintaining a desirable benefits and flexible work package for our employees through a regular process of feedback, review, and implementation. Most recently we made temporary hybrid work schedules permanent and introduced work-from-home “semester breaks” after the Thanksgiving and December holidays.
Gomez and Sullivan has been providing specialized engineering, environmental science, and data management solutions to the water resource and energy sectors since 1993. Our staff of approximately 50 individuals based in New York (Utica, Buffalo, Albany) and New Hampshire (Henniker) provides core services including dam safety, engineering, hydropower licensing, environmental studies, hydrology and hydraulics, fisheries and fish passage, stream and habitat restoration, and information management and geographic information systems.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, or any other protected status.