Employment Dates: Approximately March - July 2023 with possible extension (not to exceed 680 hours).
Room/Board provided while working at the White Bird trap. Housing options are available in Lewiston. Internet connections are available at both sites. The IDFG-Lewiston Wild Salmon & Steelhead team is seeking temporary Fishery Technicians to assist with the Comparative Survival Study. This project uses large fish traps to collect data on Chinook salmon and steelhead trout migration.
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How to Apply:
1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1915944) at https://labor.idaho.gov.
2. Complete an IDFG application for temporary employment (see link below).
3. Submit 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
Attn: Scott Putnam
3316 16th Street
Lewiston, ID 83501
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: Scott Putnam
Qualifications: It is preferred that applicants have a bachelor’s degree in fisheries, biology, or related field; or equivalent in training and experience. Current First Aid/CPR certification and previous fish trapping experience preferred. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
Useful Skills: Good knowledge of juvenile anadromous fishes, some knowledge of PIT-tagging procedures, computers, mechanics, chain saws, power boat operation, the ability to work independently, handle emergency situations in remote locations, have a high level of attention to detail, handle live and dead fish, lift/carry up to 60 lbs. with occasional lifting/carrying up to 100 lbs. for short distances, work long, strenuous hours in extreme hot/cold weather conditions with or without reasonable accommodations.