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4 Apr 2022

Temporary Field Technician (NY/CT)

Trout Unlimited – Posted by TU_Northeast New York, United States

Job Description

Trout Unlimited is looking for energetic, intelligent, and motivated individuals to join our staff for seasonal employment in 2022. The job will assist activities that support native trout and aquatic resource conservation. We are looking to fill up to five entry-level, seasonal positions (3-6 months) with a start date of May 15 – June 1, 2022. The teams will work 40-hour weeks (typically 4 days at 10 hours/day) that require driving on rural roads with limited cell phone coverage, traversing difficult terrain while carrying field gear up to 50 pounds and working in all types of weather conditions. We are looking to fill positions in both NY and CT.

Team 1 – (2 Positions): This team will be working closely with Friends of the Upper Delaware River Civilian Climate Corps (CCC). The team’s base of operations will be the Neversink watershed of NY. The position may also require extended overnight travel to different sites to complete our work. While a variety of conservation activities may be encountered, the primary duties will be to complete culvert assessments in the Neversink watershed.

Team 2: (2 Positions): This team will be working with TU and our partners on restoration projects in CT. The team will be traveling throughout CT completing stream assessment work in partnership with local volunteers.

1 Position: We are also looking for 1 field technician who will work with our conservation team monitoring and overseeing project construction. A majority of this work will be in the Delaware River watershed but travel to other locations in NY may be necessary.


· Assist with culvert assessments using the North Atlantic Aquatic

Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC) protocol.

· Assist with watershed survey activities and data collection including, stream morphology, habitat and fish population assessments.

· Assist with project implementation and construction oversight.

· Maintain rigorous data collection and assessment protocols; identify and report any concerns to supervisor.

· Wade streams and rivers in a variety of flow regimes and weather conditions.

· Maintain equipment and report maintenance/equipment needs to supervisor.

· Additional duties in support of the watershed program may be required and include, but are not limited to: volunteer event coordinating, tree planting, community meetings and presentations, water temperature monitoring, and education/outreach.

· Maintain a high level of integrity while on the job.


The position pay is $15-18 hour.

Travel away from the team’s home base may be provided by or reimbursed by TU. It will be necessary for the chosen applicant to relocate to the team’s home base or be within driving distance to the location. Travel to and from home base will not be include in the reimbursement strategy.

How to Apply

Review of applicants will begin April 1st and will continue until positions are full. The position will be required to follow strict TU COVID-19 protocol if the situation changes before or during the field season. Please note, this is a seasonal 3-6-month positions, depending on start date.



· Demonstrable experience with physically demanding work.

· Experience assessing culverts and managing data and field equipment.

· Experience designing, surveying and managing construction projects a plus. · Own personal vehicle that can be used for extensive work travel. TU offers mileage reimbursement for personal vehicle usage; A valid driver’s license and the ability to pass background checks for employment.

· Ability to quickly acquire skills and learn new techniques.

· Willing to work long days in outdoor field conditions.

· Patience to deal with bugs, snakes, mud, rain, cold, and hot weather.

· Possess strong communication skills.

· Desire to learn about stream ecology and watershed science.

· Ability to work cooperatively in a team with varied skills, abilities, and perspectives.

· Ability to think creatively, keep an open mind, and take constructive criticism.

How to Apply

Simply apply via the link shown below:

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: connecticut, conservation, Field, New York, Outdoors, seasonal, and technician. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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