Fisheries Biologist

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
30 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at CSU. CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DOD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations.

To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit

Position Summary

Position supports all aspects of stream (cold water and warm water) and lake management including stream improvement, fish sampling, creel surveys, stocking, aquatic plant management, and water quality monitoring. This position is located at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.

Required Job Qualifications

  • The successful candidate must have BS/BA degree in fisheries, aquatic biology, or closely related field and at least four seasons professional experience in fisheries management.
  • Knowledge of fish species of the upper Midwest is required.
  • The successful candidate must have experience in fisheries management (fish sampling, creel surveys, stocking, and habitat improvement) and water quality monitoring.
  • Experience in data management, analysis and entry on desktop computers is a must.
  • Experience with GIS software and spatial analysis is required.
  • The successful candidate will have experience in operating and maintaining electroshocking equipment, GPS receivers, and laboratory equipment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and SCUBA certification are also required.
  • This position requires ability to traverse difficult terrain and work outdoors in weather extremes.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.
  • The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Supervisory experience with seasonal crews.
  • Experience interpreting and communicating fisheries regulations for the public.
  • Experience designing studies and writing proposals.
  • Experience determining impacts of habitat manipulation (including construction activities) on watershed resources.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than July 16, 2018 for full consideration. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:

1) Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) uploaded in the ‘Cover Letter’ slot.
2) Resume
3) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) uploaded in the ‘Official Transcripts’ or ‘Unofficial Transcripts’ slot.
4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot.
5) Certifications pertinent to position uploaded in the ‘License/Certifications’ slot.
6) References – please include within your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License, Special Requirements/Other - • Candidate must be able to comply with all applicable regulations to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC). Furthermore, candidates are required at a minimum to complete a NACI/SF85 and successfully pass a federal background check to remain eligible for empl Search Contact

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.