Fishery Technician – Idaho Steelhead Monitoring and Evaluation Study

Agency
Idaho Fish and Game
Location
Lewiston, Idaho
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$16.41 per hour, plus benefits
Start Date
02/15/2023
Last Date to Apply
12/16/2022
Website
https://idfg.idaho.gov/
Description
The Clearwater Region is seeking multiple temporary Fishery Technicians to work on the Idaho Steelhead Monitoring and Evaluation Study. • Two 8-month benefited positions: mid-February – early November (Dates flexible) • One 8-month non-benefited position: mid-February – mid-November (Dates flexible) 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 potential 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.
Qualifications
It’s preferred that applicants have a B.S. 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 will be given preference. Demonstration of good computer and data management skills are required. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. 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. 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: Sam Zabronsky – Senior Fishery Technician Idaho Department of Fish and Game 3316 16th St. Lewiston, ID 83501 samuel.zabronsky@idfg.idaho.gov (208) 799-5010 Comments: EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact Person
Sam Zabronsky
Contact Phone
2087995010
Contact eMail
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