Summer Jobs / Internships

Fisheries Technician Kansas 1/18/2019 +

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Organization:Kansas Dept of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

Location:Emporia, Kansas

Job Description:

Up to two (2) temporary positions (999 hours max) will be available at the Emporia Research and Survey Office under direct supervision of Ernesto Flores, Environmental Associate. Incumbent will travel statewide to complete activities in support of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) program and fisheries research. ANS job duties include: conduct zebra mussel sampling (i.e., plankton net), operating boats, visiting bait shops to assess compliance, aquatic vegetation monitoring, identifying baitfish and crayfish, collecting fish tissues for disease monitoring, speaking with boaters about ANS impacts and prevention, boat and equipment decontamination procedures, and other duties as assigned. Fisheries research duties include: fish and habitat sampling (i.e., electrofishing, fyke nets, gill nets), age and growth investigations, human dimensions, data entry, and other duties as assigned. Training will be provided for boat operation, baitfish and crayfish identification, equipment decontamination procedures, and other duties. Independent research projects are encouraged.

Position (s) will run approximately March through October and May through November, start and end dates negotiable.

HOW TO APPLY: For further information contact Ernesto Flores at: 785-230-1698. Applicants will need to complete a KDWPT employment application located at or at any KDWPT office. Complete applications can be emailed to, or be mailed to:

Emporia Research and Survey Office
Attn: Ernesto Flores
PO Box 1525
1830 Merchant St.
Emporia, KS 66801

Supplemental information (resume, cover letter, reference, etc.) preferred, but not required.




Must be able to perform duties in a variety of outdoor settings and weather conditions. Must be comfortable speaking to public while maintaining a professional demeanor and positive attitude. Required to be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver's license. Preference will be given to applicants with an interest in natural resource management.


wage $10.50-13.50 per hour depending on work experience. Work week will be
primarily Monday-Friday with some overnight travel. Hotel and meals
reimbursement will be provided.
40 hours maximum per week, 999 hours maximum. No paid holidays.

Apply By:5/1/2019



Emporia Research and Survey Office
Attn: Ernesto Flores
PO Box 1525
1830 Merchant St.
Emporia, KS 66801

Posted By: Susan Steffen