The Upper Snake Region is seeking one temporary Fisheries Technician ($13.16/hr; benefited). The Upper Snake Region Office is located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Work will occur throughout the region; including the Henrys Fork Snake River, Big Lost River, alpine lakes in the Lost River watershed, Ririe and Mackay reservoirs, Willow Creek, and various Sinks drainages. This position requires working independently, with additional technicians and bio-aides, or alongside biologists. The incumbent must be willing to accommodate a flexible schedule and will serve as an integral member of a team focusing on research, monitoring, and management of sportfish populations during the 2021 field season from April 1 to October 29. Office and laboratory duties will continue until November 26. Interested candidates can apply from 1/4 to 1/31, but the announcement may close sooner if a candidate is selected.
This position requires extensive use of rafts on large and small rivers, boats on lakes, and wading in cold, swift streams. Travel within the IDFG Upper Snake Region in east Idaho is typically daily, but may extend for periods of up to eight (8) days to conduct fish sampling fieldwork in remote sections of Idaho. The incumbent will work a minimum of 40 hours per week. Start times vary from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. and end from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. With or without reasonable accommodations, the incumbent must be able to work and camp in extreme weather conditions, hike long distances (>9 mi.) in rough terrain, operate ATVs and four (4) wheel drive vehicles in steep/rough terrain, and lift/carry equipment up to 60 lbs. Camping equipment and transportation are provided to and from field sites. No housing is provided.
Duties will include electrofishing streams, rivers, and lakes; backpacking; gill netting alpine lakes; gill netting reservoirs; stocking fish; maintaining and repairing equipment (sampling equipment, vehicles, etc.); tagging fish; ageing fish; and collecting, recording, and managing data.
The incumbent must be able to work the entire temporary employment period from April 1 to November 26, 2021. Minimum qualifications require the incumbent has some knowledge of life history, anatomy, and ecology of fish species. Experience recording, summarizing, and analyzing scientific data; identifying various fish species; operating a boat and outboard motor; operating rafts and kayaks in large and small rivers; diagnosing and repairing minor mechanical problems; and must maintain a valid driver's license. Experience with Microsoft Office programs is essential.
Preferred qualifications include but are not limited to a B.S. degree in fisheries, biology, or a related field, or equivalent training and work experience in fisheries, experience with data management and sampling fish, experience ageing fish, experience leading crews and working independently, and experience using Program R. EEO/Vet pref employer.
1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1405576 at https://labor.idaho.gov.
2. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (see link below)
3. Submit a cover letter, a resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment via email (electronic material preferred) or by mail to:
o Idaho Department of Fish and Game
o Attention: John Heckel
o 4279 Commerce Circle
o Idaho Falls, ID 83401
o Phone: (208) 535-8004
o email: email@example.com
Comments: EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
IDFG temporary employment application URL: https://idfg.idaho.gov/jobs/application-temporary