Sault Tribe
  • - Fisheries
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal



Under the direction of the Fisheries Enhancement Coordinator, the Fisheries Aide assists in hatchery and fish culture operations and ITFAP field assessment data collection and data processing activities.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Assist hatchery staff with fish culture and stocking activities (high priority).
  • Assist with collecting and organizing data related to fish culture operations.
  • Assist with maintaining and organizing program gear and equipment.
  • Assist ITFAP staff with collection of data related to management of the Great Lakes commercial and subsistence fishery. 


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • All other job related duties as assigned.




Immediate peers, immediate supervisor/manager, Tribal fishers and outside vendors/service providers.




Position heavy, lifting of 100 pounds maximum, with frequent lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds. Physical factors include constant bending; frequent standing, walking, carrying (heavy), lifting (heavy) and pulling (medium), stooping, manual handling and use of near and far vision and driving; and, occasional sitting, pushing (heavy), climbing, kneeling, reaching, use of hearing, smelling, midrange vision, depth perception, color vision, field of vision and typing. Working conditions include constant exposure to weather; frequent wet/humid weather and biting insects, outdoor night work and extended hours; and occasional extreme heat and cold, noise, vibration and air quality. Potential hazards include constant use of equipment, pressurized tanks, nets, pumps, tractors and tractor implements, trucks, trailers, boats, motors, knives, hand and power tools frequent moving mechanical parts, and working on boats, deep water, rough seas, and occasional exposure to electric shock, high, exposed places, exposure to sun and wind, chemicals, insecticides/pesticides, infectious exposure and computer use. Protection equipment/clothing needed to perform the job includes rain suits/boots, gloves, insect repellent, dust masks and life jackets.







Education: High school diploma or equivalent preferred.


Experience: One year experience in working outdoors and with fish/wildlife preferred.


Certification/License: Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge in fish identification, fish handling and collection techniques preferred. Data processing and computer skills preferred. Skills required include use of boats and outboard motors, and driving pickup trucks including pulling trailer. Skills preferred include mechanical ability. Must be able to work extended shifts into the night during harvest or field assessments. Must be able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Occasional overnight travel.  Must be able to work on board Great Lakes vessels. Must maintain confidentiality. Must be able to record data accurate and clearly. Native American preferred.  


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