Fisheries Technician: Idaho

Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Salmon, Idaho
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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Position: Fisheries Technician (1) Location: Salmon, Idaho Dates Needed: March 15 – November 15, 2022 (dates flexible) Salary: $16.41/hr plus competitive benefits Annoucement Closes: Open until filled Watch this video to check out what Idaho Fish and Game has to offer! Job Description: The incumbent will serve as a Fisheries Technician in Salmon, Idaho. Two types of positions are available: Rotary Screw Trap Tenders (2 positions) and Field Crew Leads (1 position). Rotary Screw Trap Tenders will primarily be responsible for the operations, maintenance, and data collection at traps in the Salmon Region. The crew lead positions will require leading a crew of seasonal staff during a snorkeling field season. All positions will assist in various sampling methods listed below (see primary duties). Primary duties include: snorkel surveys, creel surveys, habitat surveys, backpack and barge electrofishing, gill net surveys, PIT-tagging salmonids (including ESA- listed fish), collecting biological data (weights, lengths, DNA, scales, etc.), maintaining field equipment, assisting in PIT-tag array maintenance, spawning ground surveys, and operating rotary screw traps and weirs. Additional duties may include: data management (recording, organizing, and error checking in multiple databases). Please visit the following link and watch our “Seasonal Employment” video to see what types of opportunities are available to seasonal technicians. Note: Housing is not provided, though a camp trailer may be used during search. This is a benefited position not to exceed 1385 hours.
Qualifications: It is preferred that applicants have a BS degree in fisheries (or related field), or equivalent in job experience and training. Applicants must be detail oriented and have the ability to work in close proximity with research collaborators, as well as alone with minimal supervision. Preference will be given to individuals with leadership experience. Incumbent must be able, with or without reasonable accommodations, to lift up to 60 pounds, pack up to 40 pounds for several miles, walk up to eight miles a day along stream banks and trails, and work in all weather conditions. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. Must accommodate a flexible schedule (holidays, weekends, and nights) and be willing to work for 10 consecutive days.
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