posted Feb 12, 2018, 9:18 AM by G-Suite Manager   [ updated Jan 11, 2019, 8:46 AM ]

Lead Technician Anadromous Fish Tagging


This project is funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Peskotomuhkati Nation at Skutik through the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. We encourage Citizens of the United States, individuals of indigenous descent and veterans to apply.


Duration: April 23 – July 6 (11 weeks)

Must be available for 3-day training in late February/early March (date TBD)


Hours: Maximum 400

Rate: bi-weekly, $15/hour USD or $18.50/hour CAD



Primary location of work will be in the field at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge (further referred to as ‘the Refuge’) in Maine. You will attend training on the construction of Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) Tagging Receivers at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Conte Anadromous Fish Laboratory in Hadley, MA prior to the start of contract (in late February/early March). You will work with the Project Manager to build and install four PIT Receivers at four fish passage structures within the Refuge prior to the start of the spring River Herring migration (April 23-May 4). Following the installation of the receivers, you obtain training on implanting River Herring with PIT Tags.


Pending funding approvals, you will have a student assistant technician for 8 weeks of this term, beginning on May 7. You will be required to supervise and direct the student. You will fish River Herring in the St. Croix River using fyke nets. You will tag up to 50 fish/week with a maximum of 400 fish tagged. You will be required to check each receiver and battery periodically to ensure they are functioning properly. You will compile the data from the PIT Receivers (which tags passed through, the date etc.) in an excel document.


Essential Skills and Experience:

- Scientific Writing Skills

- Experience working in the field with Anadromous Fish

- Clean Criminal Record Check

- Valid Driver’s License and own form of transportation

- Passport and ability to travel freely between US and Canada

- Physically fit (moderate to heavy lifting, walking, canoeing)

- Boating Experience (canoe/outboard)

- Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word


Assets (not necessary to apply):

- First Aid Training

- Experience with PIT Tagging

- Experience building PIT receivers

- Experience as a supervisor


How to Apply:


Please send a cover letter describing why you are applying and how you meet our needs, along with a current resume, to:


Heather Almeda, Executive Director
St. Croix International Waterway Commission
PO Box 610 Calais ME 04619

PO Box 2 St. Stephen NB E3L 2W9


Or via email to: