Fisheries Technician: Idaho

Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Lewiston, ID
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$13.42/hour; plus per diem, housing, and benefits
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Last Date to Apply
The Clearwater Region is seeking multiple temporary Fishery Technicians to work on the Idaho Steelhead Monitoring and Evaluation Study. Positions Available: • Two 8-month benefited positions: late February – mid November (Dates flexible) • One 8-month non-benefited position: late February – mid November (Dates flexible) Housing is available at no additional charge to employees. Job Responsibilities will include: Operating rotary screw traps and maintaining an adult fish weir under variable weather conditions. The technicians are expected to handle and PIT tag juvenile salmonids, collect biological data from juvenile and adult steelhead, maintain field equipment, and manage data. Other duties include collecting eDNA samples and conducting Chinook and bull trout spawning ground surveys to identify redds and record biological data from carcasses. These are field positions based out of the Lewiston regional office. Field work will be conducted remotely at the study sites in Idaho on Fish Creek (Lochsa River drainage) about 45 miles east of Kooskia and the Lochsa River at Lowell. Housing and food will be provided during the work shift, and off-duty housing is also available. The working schedule is highly variable and includes weekends and holidays. Incumbents must with or without reasonable accommodations be able to work a variable schedule under adverse weather conditions, lift and carry/pack up to 60 lbs.
Preference will be given to applicants with: - Degree in fisheries or related field; or the equivalent from job experience and training. - Individuals with experience operating screw traps, weirs, PIT tagging, collecting and organizing biological data from both adult and juvenile salmonids. - Experience in the use of chainsaws and other power tools and whitewater safety. - Demonstration of good computer and data management skills. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. How to Apply 1. Register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1624071 at ) 2. Complete an IDFG application for temporary employment 3. Submit a cover letter, resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG application for temporary employment (preferably by email) to: Nolan Smith Fishery Biologist Idaho Department of Fish and Game 3316 16th St. Lewiston, ID 83501 (208) 750-4235 Comments: EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
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