The Salmon Region is seeking one (1) Fishery Technician (8 month benefited) to assist with the anadromous fisheries program in Salmon, Idaho and the surrounding area. This unique area offers diverse recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, biking, hiking, and whitewater rafting.
The Fishery Technician is primarily responsible for operating and maintaining two rotary screw traps. Duties include PIT tagging juvenile salmonids (Chinook Salmon, steelhead, Bull Trout, and Cutthroat Trout), collecting biological data, and entering and managing data in a series of databases. The screw traps are both located on Salmon River tributaries (Pahsimeroi River and North Fork Salmon River).
The Technicians will also operate up to five adult fish weirs in Salmon River tributaries during the steelhead migration season. Responsibilities include PIT tagging, FLOY tagging, collecting biological data, maintenance of weirs, data entry and data management.
(August and September) Conduct Chinook Salmon spawning ground and carcass surveys on four major spawning tributaries of the upper Salmon River, data entry and management, and perform general maintenance/ upkeep on equipment and facilities. There is also an opportunity to be involved in report writing. Other responsibilities will include snorkel surveys, habitat surveys, alpine lake surveys (gillnetting/angling), electrofishing, and equipment maintenance.
Applicant must be willing to accommodate a flexible schedule. Work periods may be up to 10 consecutive days. Housing is not provided. Incumbents must be able to lift/carry up to 60 lbs. with occasional lifting/carrying up to 100 lbs. for short distances and work long, strenuous hours in extreme weather conditions with or without reasonable accommodations.
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April 2021 through December 2021
It is preferred that applicants have a Bachelor's degree in fisheries, biology or other closely related field; or equivalent training and work experience. Individuals with experience in the above fisheries techniques and salmonid identification will be given preference. Proficient in Microsoft applications and experience with using topographical maps/software and GPS is a plus. Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply
1. Complete an IDFG application for temporary employment (https://idfg.idaho.gov/jobs/application-temporary).
2. Submit a single PDF containing a letter of interest, resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG application for temporary employment (preferably by email) to:
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
99 HWY 93 N
Salmon, ID 83467
Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1410551) at https://labor.idaho.gov.