The Biological Aide (three month position) will work as part of a crew to conduct fishery management surveys in various water bodies throughout the region, directed towards improving local angling opportunity and quality. This unique area offers diverse recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, biking, hiking, and whitewater rafting. Shared housing is provided (camp trailer).
Work will be primarily conducted in high elevation backcountry areas surveying alpine lakes, although work will also include front country areas. Incumbents should have some familiarity with the use of common fish sampling techniques including the use of a variety of netting equipment (e.g., gill nets and trap nets), fish tagging equipment, boat and backpack electrofishing, and acoustic and radio telemetry. Incumbents will assist with general operation and maintenance of equipment, boats, and vehicles.
Demonstrated progress toward a B.S. in fisheries management (or related field) and experience with fish sampling methods. This position will require working in inclement weather for long periods of time. The ability to maintain a positive attitude and uncompromising work ethic through uncomfortable conditions is very important. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.
1. Complete an IDFG application for temporary employment (https://idfg.idaho.gov/jobs/application-temporary).
2. Submit a letter of interest, resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG application for temporary employment (preferably by email) to:
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
555 Deinhard Lane
McCall, ID 83638