Work Location: The MBI office is in Hilliard, Ohio on the west side of Columbus. Project work includes river and stream surveys in multiple states throughout the US.
Project Description Biological assessment of fish assemblages using electrofishing methods; macroinvertebrate, algal, and qualitative and quantitative habitat assessments; water sample collection. Extended overnight travel (up to 30 consecutive days) is required, with all work-related travel costs, including lodging and meals, covered by MBI.
Position Description Assists Crew Leader with a 3-4 person field crew that collects fish, algal, habitat, and/or macroinvertebrate assemblage data in wadeable streams and non-wadeable rivers. Responsible for executing required methods and quality assurance practices. May operate electrofishing equipment in wadeable streams and non-wadeable rivers, operates 4WD trucks, boats, and outboard motors. Responsible for functional supervision of 1-2 crew members for specific tasks, and for care and maintenance of sampling gear, samples, data sheets, data recording, vehicles and equipment. Crews often travel over extended periods including consecutive weekends. Position is seasonal, and employment with MBI is “at will”.
Baseline Skills Required: Must be able to assist with supervising a field crew. Must be able to maintain a variable work schedule including irregular hours and extended overnight travel including consecutive weekends. Must be able to accurately maintain and retain records and expense documents, and to execute required methods and quality assurance practices. Must be able to safely operate electrofishing equipment, 4WD trucks, boats, and outboard motors, and to assume responsibility for completing specific work tasks, including the supervision of field technicians.
Salary: $13.00 - $14.50/hr. commensurate with experience.
Period of Employment: All or parts of May through early November, 2018.
Other Requirements: Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and proof of insurance.
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