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Lake Erie Creel Clerk, Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The ODNR Division of Wildlife is looking for applicants to collect angler harvest information from various locations along the Lake Erie shoreline. These data are vital to the management of the Lake Erie fishery. We are seeking motivated individuals that excel at working independently, are organized, and have strong inter-personal skills.

Applicant must be:
– A minimum of 18 years old
– A holder of a valid driver’s license
– Able to use a personal vehicle during the creel survey (mileage reimbursed)
– Able to manage and organize interview data
– Able to use provided electronic devices for data collection/entry

Creel Clerk Duties: Interview anglers at boat ramps, marinas and access points along a pre-determined route and schedule; collect data from anglers on their fishing location, length of trip, species caught/kept/released; collect lengths from harvested fish; collect interview data using electronic or paper survey forms; retain records and samples in a neat and secure manner until delivered to supervisor.

Work Hours: 40 Hours/Week (will include weekends); 1000 hrs. maximum duration.

Wage: $17.74/hour; mileage reimbursement currently $.58/mile.

Positions Available:
March – April (1 position):
– Sandusky/ Maumee Rivers

April (1 position):
– Toledo to Port Clinton

May – October (6 positions):
– Area 1: Toledo to Port Clinton;
– Area 2: Port Clinton to Marblehead;
– Area 3: Marblehead to Sandusky;
– Area 4: Huron to Avon;
– Area 5: Rocky River to Eastlake;
– Area 6: Fairport Harbor to Conneaut;

To apply, please send an email with resume to:
Ann Marie Gorman
(Areas 5 & 6)
1190 High St.
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 352-4199

Eric Weimer
(Areas 1-4, Rivers, April)
305 E. Shoreline Dr.
Sandusky, OH 44870
(419) 871-6143

  • Job Type: Staff
  • Application deadline: 03/01/2024
  • Organization: ODNR Division of Wildlife
  • How to apply: Email with resume, either Eric Weimer ( for Areas 1-4, Rivers, and/or April), or Ann Marie Gorman ( for Areas 5 and 6
  • Location: Fairport Harbor, OH or Sandusky, OH

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