The Department is seeking a Fisheries Technician (non-benefitted) to work on Spring Chinook Salmon Harvest Monitoring on the Little Salmon River, and conduct High Mountain Lake surveys in IDFG’s McCall Sub-region in 2021. This position will involve assessing angler effort and catch for the Chinook Salmon fishery on the Little Salmon River in May and June, then conducting fish population surveys in lowland and backcountry high mountain lakes for the remainder of the field season. The McCall area offers a vast array of recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, biking, hiking, and whitewater rafting. Shared housing is provided (camp trailer).
Technician will also lead a 2-3 person crew to conduct fishery management surveys in various water bodies throughout the region and manage associated sampling data. Work will be conducted in frontcountry during Chinook Salmon fishery monitoring activities, but will be primarily focused on large lakes and high elevation backcountry areas during the remainder of the field season. Backcountry work will involve hiking and camping for several days at a time. Incumbents should be comfortable and confident leading a crew in the use of common fish sampling techniques including boat and backpack electrofishing, fish tagging equipment, acoustic and radio telemetry, and using a variety of netting equipment (e.g. gill nets and trap nets). Incumbents should also be comfortable using power boats, and will be expected to perform general operation and maintenance of equipment, boats, and vehicles. Incumbents will also be expected to assist fishery biologists with data analyses and report writing somewhat.
It is preferred that applicants have a B.S. degree in fisheries management, ecology, or related field; or equivalent in training and experience. The ability to maintain a positive attitude and uncompromising work ethic through uncomfortable conditions is very important. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.
1. Complete an IDFG application for temporary employment (https://idfg.idaho.gov/jobs/application-temporary).
2. Submit a cover letter, resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG application for temporary employment (preferably by email) to:
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
555 Deinhard Lane
McCall, ID 83638