Fisheries Technician

Agency
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Location
Henrys Lake Fisheries Management Station
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
12.31
Start Date
04/08/2019
Last Date to Apply
03/31/2019
Website
https://idfg.idaho.gov/job/50979
Description
About the position: The Henrys Lake Fisheries Management Station is seeking two (2) temporary (non-benefited) Fisheries Technicians to assist with fisheries management studies and egg incubation. This position is non-benefitted with a 40 hour work week. Work schedules will include some weekends and holidays. General Information: Applicants must, with or without reasonable accommodations, work in inclement weather, handle live and dead fish, stand and work in cold water for long periods of time, operate outboard motor boats, and walk several miles over rugged terrain. Housing is not available for this position. Responsibilities: Hatchery work responsibilities include: monitoring spawning and egg incubation environments, collecting and recording biological data, performing routine egg incubation duties such as cleaning and caring for egg rearing vessels, operating hatchery and fish equipment and inspecting equipment to insure proper working order, maintaining grounds and equipment, and other duties as assigned. Fish population responsibilities include: Collecting and recording fisheries data, accurate trout identification, collecting and recording angler efforts, harvest and catch data, assisting with electrofishing (lake and stream), gillnetting, curtain netting, and fry trapping surveys, biological sampling of fish, driving and trailering outboard motor boats, collecting water quality samples, performing public interviews and assisting with habitat restoration projects.
Qualifications
Minimum qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. Desired qualifications: It is preferred that applicants possess or are currently working towards a B.S. degree in a Fisheries/Biological Science or related field, but not required. Experience trailering and driving outboard motor boats is an asset. Applicants must be able to work and interact with the public in a professional and positive manner, be detail oriented, self-motivated, safety conscious and follow set protocols while performing their duties.
Contact Person
Jennifer Vincent
Contact Phone
2082702617
Contact eMail
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