Natural Resource Management Assistant – Mosaics In Science

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
December 2, 2019
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Join the fisheries management team to assess populations of trout and other non-game fish populations using standardized Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) and Southern Division American Fisheries Society depletion stream sampling protocols. The candidate will participate in brook trout distribution assessments to compare current upstream trout distribution with historical data to detect long-term changes in headwater species migration and changes in water quality. The candidate will also assist with monitoring surveys of threatened and endangered fish populations using snorkeling techniques and assist with translocation for genetic augmentation of these populations. The candidate will collect and analyze water samples for E. coli using the Colilert System to assess stream impairment due to horse concession trail manure runoff. The candidate will learn to use Microsoft Access databases to enter a variety of fisheries management data incorporating data validation and verification techniques. The candidate will work with volunteer groups and state and federal agency partners on fisheries projects. There will also be several opportunities to speak with youth and adult groups during education programs on current fisheries-related research in GRSM.


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