About the position
The Niagara Springs Fish hatchery, located in the Magic Valley region of Idaho, is seeking 2 temporary Biological Aide (non-benefited) to assist in daily hatchery operations during the 2022 season. Ideal start dates are 8/8/22 and 9/5/22.
Niagara Springs Hatchery is owned and funded by Idaho Power and is operated by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The hatchery is responsible for the production of Summer A-run Steelhead for the Salmon and Snake Rivers, and production of White Sturgeon for the Snake River. Incumbents must, with or without reasonable accommodations, be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. and work in adverse weather conditions. Onsite housing may be available. Weekend & holiday rotation work required; irregular work schedules are frequent. Normal work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Perform routine fish culture duties at a Steelhead and White Sturgeon production hatchery. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: assist with egg collection, incubation, rearing, & stocking of Snake River White Sturgeon and Steelhead, weighing fish feed & feeding fish, cleaning rearing vessels, operating an automatic feed delivery system and 3 traveling bridges on 19 outdoor raceways, maintaining grounds, including an Idaho Power day park. Maintaining equipment, operating fish loading & transport equipment, data entry, and assisting other hatcheries when needed.
Applicants must be able to interact with the public in a professional and positive manner, work independently and with a team, and follow set protocols on hatchery operations. Mechanical experience/skills sufficient to operate small machinery, pumps, lawn care equipment, and perform general maintenance is preferred. Applicants should be detail oriented, self-motivated, and safety conscious. Previous work experience and/or education in Aquaculture, Natural Resources, or Biological Science preferred but not mandatory. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply
Submit Resume, 3 References, and a Temporary Application (link below) to:
Steve Stowell - IDFG
2131 Niagara Springs Grade
Wendell, ID 83355
**Emailed applications preferred but not mandatory**
Temporary Application link: https://idfg.idaho.gov/jobs/application-temporary