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Fisheries Data Technician – Idaho
Idaho Fish and Game
Last Date to Apply
Technician will serve as electrofishing crew member in IDFG’s Lemhi Effectiveness Monitoring Program in Salmon, Idaho. This project monitors fishery response to restoration efforts in the Lemhi River basin to understand the effectiveness of various habitat actions, and help guide future restoration efforts through an adaptive management process.
Primary duties include: backpack and barge electrofishing, PIT-tagging salmonids (including ESA-listed fish), and collecting biological data (weights, lengths, DNA, scales, etc.). Additional duties may include: redd count surveys, operating rotary screw traps, and assisting with regional fisheries management projects.
Note: This is a non-benefitted position. Housing is NOT provided.
It is preferred that applicants have a BS degree in fisheries (or related field), or equivalent in job experience and training. Applicants must be detail oriented and have the ability to work in close proximity with research collaborators, as well as alone with minimal supervision. Incumbent must be able, with or without reasonable accommodations, to lift up to 60 pounds, pack up to 40 pounds for several miles, walk up to eight miles a day along stream banks and trails, and work in all weather conditions. Must accommodate a flexible schedule (holidays, weekends, and nights) and be willing to work for 10 consecutive days.
1)Complete the IDFG Application For Temporary Employment form, located at:
2)Mail or email (preferred) the IDFG Application For Temporary Employment form, cover letter, resume, and three professional or academic references to:
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
99 HWY 93 N.
Salmon, ID 83467