Incumbent will work as part of a research team on Lake Pend Oreille fishery recovery issues. The incumbent will serve as a field crew leader on tasks primarily focused on Walleye and Northern Pike telemetry studies and research netting activities. The incumbent will also be involved in Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout and Bull Trout telemetry research. The incumbent will lead sampling activities with minimal supervision. General tasks will include collecting and tagging fish, surgically implanting transmitters, downloading and maintaining an extensive array of passive telemetry receivers, actively tracking fish, managing data collection and data entry into Access based databases, GIS mapping, and producing data summaries. This is a highly collaborative research project and the incumbent will be given opportunities to work on other projects related to the Lake Pend Oreille (and possibly other) fishery recovery issues. Incumbent must be able to work a variable schedule under adverse weather conditions, lift and carry/pack up to 50 lbs. Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience leading field crews.
Demonstrated ability to handle responsibility and work independently. Experience netting and handling fish, and some knowledge of fish anatomy, morphology, and physiology as well as age and growth analyses is preferred. Individuals with proven data collection and data management experience and skills preferred. Preference will be given to applicants who have a Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries, Biology, or a similarly related field with aspirations to attend a graduate program, and eventually become a fishery professional. Housing will likely be available.
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Pete Rust - Submit a cover letter, a resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG Application (https://idfg.idaho.gov/jobs/application-temporary) for Temporary Employment via email to: Pete.Rust@idfg.idaho.gov