Fisheries Biological Aide – Idaho

Agency
Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game
Location
Niagara Springs Fish Hatchery, Wendell, ID
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$15.00 per hour
Start Date
09/05/2022
Last Date to Apply
08/19/2022
Website
https://idfg.idaho.gov/job/119165
Description
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. General Information 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. Responsibilities 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.
Qualifications
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.idaho.gov Or 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
Contact Person
Steve Stowell - Fish Hatchery Assistant Manager
Contact Phone
208-536-2283
Contact eMail
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