Trout Unlimited (TU) is seeking a Lead Seasonal Technician to help fulfill the organization’s mission to bring together diverse interests to care for and recover rivers and streams, so our children can experience the joy of wild and native trout and salmon. The Lead Seasonal Technician will assist TU staff with projects aimed at restoring aquatic connectivity and in-stream habitat, and promoting the long-term values associated with aquatic restoration in Northern Wisconsin. Project duties will primarily include overseeing the completion of road-stream crossing inventories to identify aquatic organism passage barriers, assisting TU staff with fishery and habitat surveys, monitoring recently completed aquatic connectivity project sites, and assisting TU and partners with in-stream habitat restoration projects. Additional duties may include assisting TU staff with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) movement studies through antenna maintenance and PIT tagging, in-stream temperature monitoring through temperature logger maintenance and retrieval, and other brook trout studies with project partners.

This position will require frequent overnight travel (camping in and around the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest) and will work five days a week, not to exceed 40 hours per week. The anticipated employment date range is May through October 2024, with potential for re-hire for future field seasons. The position is remote, but candidates must be able to travel to Northern Wisconsin for field work on a weekly basis and would ideally be located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Northern Wisconsin, or the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This position is paid at a rate of $18 per hour and includes per diem pay while traveling and mileage reimbursement for reasonable travel to and from the “home base” (usually a campground) for the work week.

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume.

Tagged as: conservation, environmental science, field technician, natural resources, outdoors