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Seasonal Urban Fisheries Creel Tech (Hourly): Illinois
Illinois Natural History Survey/PRI/University of Illinois in ,
 
 
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Date Posted 01/07/2022
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type Temporary
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

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Agency
Illinois Natural History Survey/PRI/University of Illinois
Location
Chicago, Illinois and surrounding area
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$15 per hour
Start Date
05/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
03/31/2022
Website
https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/7426/1843793558
Description
INHS is seeking 1 Seasonal Urban Creel Technician to conduct in-person angler interviews at fishing lakes within the Forest Preserve Districts of Cook County, IL, and DuPage County, IL as part of a collaborative project to investigate the effects of artificial habitat enhancements. Sites will include the Mallard Lake, McDowell Grove, and Hidden Lake preserves in DuPage County and the Palos Preserves in Cook County. Specific duties include conducting counts of anglers, identifying anglers’ catch to species of fish, collecting biological information from fish such as lengths and weights, and conducting oral interviews, and distributing take-home mail or online surveys. Interviews will be used to develop estimates of fishing effort, harvest rates, and angler perceptions of habitat enhancement and fishery quality. Work will be conducted under the direction of Dr. Joe Parkos (Illinois Natural History Survey, Kaskaskia Biological Station) in conjunction with faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and other research assistants at the University of Illinois. This position will work remotely in the Chicagoland area.
Qualifications
High School diploma required. Individuals working towards or who have earned a bachelor’s degree in fisheries, aquatic ecology, biology, or closely related field preferred. Good judgment and interpersonal skills are essential. Requires commitment to safety and meticulous data recording. Geographic familiarity with the Chicago metropolitan area is preferred. Candidate must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions and on nights and weekends. A valid driver’s license and ability to swim is required. A personal vehicle will be required for travel to and from all sites. Available: May 1 – October 31, 2022; 40 hours per week To Apply: For full consideration, applications should be received by 3/31/2022, but the position will remain open until filled. Electronic applications are required. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, copy of unofficial college transcripts, and names and contact information of three references to Anthony Porreca at porreca@illinois.edu. (Reference “Seasonal Urban Creel Clerk” in the subject line of email). The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled http://go.illinois.edu/EEO that participates in the federal E-Verify program and participates in a background check program focused on prior criminal or sexual misconduct history. University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.
Contact Person
Anthony Porreca
Contact eMail
porreca@illinois.edu

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