The Hagerman National Fish Hatchery, located in the beautiful Magic Valley, is seeking a benefited Fisheries Technician. The positions is an 8 month assignment, benefited, and will work forty (40) hours a week. Work schedules are irregular and will include weekends and holidays as needed.
Dates Needed: December 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020. START DATES and SCHEDULES ARE TENTATIVE AND FLEXIBLE. Multiple positions may be available
This position involves being a CREW LEADER for a crew of up to 5 people. Standing and working in cold water and for up to eight hours per shift; lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 50 pounds; and working in extreme weather conditions. Applicant should be willing to help spawn fish and assist in fish stocking at other IDFG hatcheries when opportunities arise. DORMITORY STYLE HOUSING MAY BE AVAILABLE.
With or without reasonable accommodations, incumbent must be able to perform routine fish rearing duties at an anadromous fish hatchery. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Recording hatchery data, weighing fish feed and feeding fish; cleaning raceways; Loading fish on to transport trucks; maintaining grounds and equipment; crowding and netting fish; Maintaining a partial reuse aquaculture system; and other associated tasks as assigned.
Demonstrated ability to handle responsibility, be a leader, and work independently. Course work in a Natural Resource/Biological Science is strongly preferred but not mandatory. Previous fish hatchery experience is a plus, but not required. Candidates with course work and/or previous experience will be given preference. Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.
1. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (https://idfg.idaho.gov/jobs/application-temporary)
2. Submit a cover letter, a resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment via email (preferred) or by mail to:
o Idaho Department of Fish and Game
o Attention: Steve Stowell
o 3059D Natl Fish Hatchery Rd
o Hagerman, ID 83332
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.