Fisheries Technician – Idaho

Agency
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Location
Lewiston, ID
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
13.42/hr, benefited, housing not provided
Start Date
04/18/2022
Last Date to Apply
02/18/2022
Website
https://idfg.idaho.gov/job/112963
Description
General Information: Dates of employment: 4/18 - 12/30, 2022. Start and end dates negotiable. Work in beautiful north-central Idaho leading a fisheries management crew! Conduct resident fish surveys on regional lakes and rivers to assist with the management of these fisheries for recreational fishing opportunities and the long-term conservation of Idaho’s natural resources. Crew schedule will be variable with some weekend and/or holiday work required, with the potential for up to 8 day field trips (overnight with both car camping and wilderness camping possible). Responsibilities: Serve as crew leader of 2-3 person fisheries field crew. Crew leader is responsible for assisting with planning and coordinating field work, leading the field crew while both supervised and unsupervised, ensuring all data is collected properly, conducting data entry and laboratory analysis, maintaining field equipment, and will assist with writing the annual report. Work will be varied, and will include boat electrofishing surveys, snorkel surveys, high mountain lake surveys, conducting Chinook redd surveys, assisting with children's fishing events, and other duties/projects as assigned. Duties will also include operation and basic maintenance of department trucks and boats, and the use of a variety of sampling equipment. How to Apply 1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1642574 at https://idahoworks.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 the completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment via email (preferred) or by mail to: o Idaho Department of Fish and Game o Attention: Robert Hand o 3316 16th St. o Lewiston, ID 83501 EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date. Application link: https://idfg.idaho.gov/sites/default/files/application-temporary.pdf
Qualifications
B.S. degree in fisheries, biology, or related field; or equivalent in training and experience. A valid driver’s license is required. With or without reasonable accommodations, applicants must be able to work in extreme weather, handle live and dead fish, hike long distances in extremely rough terrain while carrying a 40-50 lb. pack, stand/work in cold water for up to 10 hours per day, work underwater using snorkeling equipment, and lift/carry equipment up to 60 lbs for short distances.
Contact Person
Robert Hand
Contact Phone
2087995010
Contact eMail
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