The Anadromous Fish Screen and Habitat Program in Salmon, Idaho is seeking 2 Fisheries Biological Aides (non-benefited) to be part of a fisheries monitoring and evaluation crew. Position will assist in monitoring the abundance, distribution, and habitat use of salmonids in streams of the Upper Salmon River and tributaries. This position will be part of a field crew of 3-4 people during the summer field season. Primary duties include: stream electrofishing, snorkeling, habitat surveys, recording data, spawning ground surveys, operating and maintain PIT Tag detection systems, and maintaining all field equipment. The Upper Salmon Basin is a beautiful place to work and is surrounded by ample outdoor recreation opportunities. Job will require overnight travel to some of the most scenic places in Idaho. Housing is not provided. Work schedule will vary throughout the summer.
Positions begin in late May and end in late August (Dates flexible)
Minimum of one year completed pursuing a B.S. degree in fisheries or wildlife biology, or related field. Applicants should have basic knowledge of anatomy, life history and ecology of various salmonid species and the ability to identify juvenile salmonids. Preferred applicants are detail oriented and have the ability to work in a field crew of 4 people.
With or without reasonable accommodation, applicants must be able to lift up to 60 pounds, pack up to 40 pounds for several miles, and walk up to eight miles a day along stream banks and trails. Applicants must be willing to travel extensively and stay in travel trailers and/or camp in semi-remote areas, work in adverse weather conditions, long days, and on holidays, weekends, or nights as necessary, and possess a valid driver’s license.