This position will involve a combination of field and lab work. The incumbent will lead field crews conducting research and monitoring for Kootenai River Burbot. The incumbent must be able to, with or without reasonable accommodations, work outdoors in inclement weather, trailer and operate jet boats, handle dead or living fish, work weekends, holidays, and nights as needed, and occasionally stay overnight in remote areas. Job duties will also require travel to Canada.
This is a non-benefitted position at 40 hours per week. Various housing options are available for free or reduced rent.
Assist with multiple research projects aimed at restoring various fish populations in the Kootenai River in northern Idaho. Primary responsibilities will be winter hoop netting for Burbot, eDNA sampling in tributaries, and spring setlining for White Sturgeon in the Kootenai River. Additional responsibilities may include: boat electrofishing and maintaining a passive array of sonic telemetry receivers, a remote PIT tag antenna, and field equipment. This position requires trailering and operating boats and working outside in inclement weather conditions during the winter months.
Submit a resume, completed Application for Temporary Employment form (link at the bottom of the official announcement) and three professional or academic references by e-mail (preferred) or mail to:
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
2885 W. Kathleen Ave.
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Applicant MUST register with the Idaho Department of Labor. This can be done at:
Department of Labor
Bonners Ferry Job Service
6541 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
If a qualified applicant is found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date. EEO/Veterans Preference. Phone inquiries regarding the position are encouraged.
Contact: Aaron Black
College coursework toward BS degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Biology, or related field is preferred. Applicants should have some knowledge of: life history, anatomy, and ecology of various fish species; trailering and operating jet boats, recording field data, and using programs such as Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel. Although experience diagnosing and repairing minor mechanical problems with boat motors or generators is not required, it is preferred. Extended travel may be required at times to remote locations for fish sampling operations. The applicant MUST be able to legally enter/re-enter into Canada and the U.S., meaning that the applicant must not possess felony convictions. Qualification to enter Canada can be found at the link below. This position will involve working in cold, inclement weather conditions for up to 10 hours per shift and possibly lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 60-80 pounds for short distances. Successful applicants need to possess excellent independent decision-making skills as well as pay close attention to sampling and data analysis details. EEO/veteran’s preference employer.
Link for qualifications to enter Canada: