Young man holding a rainbow trout caught at Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Fisheries Technician

May 8, 2024

Fisheries Technician

Opening date: May 8, 2024
Closing date: May 31, 2024
Salary: $15.18 per hour
Location: Vernal, UT
Time frame: May – November 2024
Housing: N/A

The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Resources, has one seasonal fisheries technician position (no benefits) available at the Northeastern Regional Office in Vernal, Utah. The successful applicant will work about 40 hours per week from approximately May through November 2024.

Job duties

The successful candidate will perform the following duties:

  • Work independently, conducting angler surveys to gather essential data for research and conservation efforts
  • Assist regional biologists with various fisheries-related fieldwork
  • Have opportunities to assist other regional projects

Job requirements and skills

Applicants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license at the time of employment. Applicants should have the ability to work independently and follow written and verbal instructions. Preference may be given to applicants with a Bachelor of Science degree or those actively pursuing a degree in the field of conservation.

Additional desired skills include, but are not limited to:

  • Experience with fisheries collection techniques, such as gill nets, seining, trap nets, etc.
  • Experience with angler surveys


  • Must be able to work under extreme weather conditions
  • Must be able to work long hours


Interested applicants may apply by submitting a seasonal job application, resume/CV, references and optional cover letter to:

Josue Hernandez
Northeastern Region Office Sportfish Biologist
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
318 N. Vernal Ave.
Vernal, UT 84078

ADA information

DNR complies with the ADA. Hearing-impaired employees who wish for further information regarding this announcement may call the DNR TTY number at 801-538-7458. Disabled employees who desire reasonable accommodation in the interview process should contact the DNR Human Resources Office at 385-315-2834.

People and culture expectation

The successful applicant(s) will be expected to uphold the Division’s values of integrity, professionalism, accountability, teamwork and cooperation. The behaviors they embrace should set an example of professional and personal respect. Seasonal employees are expected to actively promote a workplace free of discrimination and harassment, as well as make good faith efforts to understand people as unique individuals with diverse life experiences, challenges and opportunities.