Game, Fish and Parks Seasonal Position

Description: South Dakota Game Fish & ParksSOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF GAME, FISH & PARKS


Position:  Seasonal Fisheries Technician - FILLED
Supervisor: Hilary Meyer
Department: Game, Fish and Parks
Location: Fort Pierre
Deadline to Apply: This position has been filled.


Application can be found at:

Position Description:  The SDGFP will be taking applications for one fisheries technician to start immediately and work through mid to late November. Work will involve assisting fisheries managers in conducting management and research activities on Missouri River reservoirs. These duties will include assisting with fish spawning and stocking operations, fish population sampling (gill netting, seining, electrofishing), and angler use and harvest surveys.  The incumbent will be involved with field work such as interviewing fisherman, measuring fish, conducting aerial angler pressure counts from an airplane, and assisting with field surveys.  Some exposure to laboratory work will involve recovering and reading tags implanted in fish and identifying, weighing and measuring fish collected from surveys. The incumbent will assist with the maintenance of vehicles, equipment and buildings and grounds to ensure smooth operation of state offices. The incumbent may be exposed to other areas of work with Wildlife Division Law, Wildlife Damage Control and Land Management staff, as well.

Essential requirements: Valid driver’s license, the ability to perform strenuous physical labor, the ability to lift 75 pounds and the ability to work nights and weekends.

Beneficial abilities: Operation and maintenance of boats, motors, and trailers, basic vehicle and equipment maintenance, knowledge of fisheries management principles and techniques, fish identification and basic computer operation.

Minimum Salary: $10.00 per hour

Please send completed application materials to:

Hilary Meyer
SD Game, Fish and Parks
20641 SD Hwy 1806
Ft. Pierre, SD 57532
Fax: 605-223-7717

South Dakota Game Fish & Parks

South Dakota Game Fish & Parks