Utility Craftsman

Application Period: 
Employment Type: 
Permanent - Full Time
$16.81 - $22.41 per hour DOE, Plus Competitive Benefits!

About the position

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is currently seeking a Utility Craftsman to join our team in Salmon, Idaho.  

This position is considered a journey construction worker involved in all aspects of inside and outside heavy construction and building trades type work. This is not a maintenance position. Applicants should have a good background in all aspects of construction and trades work.

Please note this job announcement will remain open until the position has been filled. Applications will be periodically reviewed as they are received. Applicants are encouraged to apply and submit their applications as soon as possible.  

General Information:

  • This position will require travel away from home for extended periods of time.
  • Work in all weather conditions, and/or wear a respirator for prolonged periods of time.
  • This position also involves, with or without reasonable accommodations, physical activities associated with construction work such as lifting and carrying items weighing approximately 100 pounds. Bending and stooping. Working at heights of up to approximately 50 feet.
  • Please note that if you applied for the position of Utility Craftsman with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in the past and you would like to be considered for this position, you will need to reapply under this announcement. Previous applications will not be considered.
  • We offer a competitive benefits package which includes excellent medical, dental and vision insurance. There is generous vacation and sick leave accrual that begins as soon as you start. There are ten paid holidays in a year; participation in one of the Nation's best state retirement systems; multiple saving plans and optional 401K; life insurance; wellness programs; ongoing training opportunities and more.


  • Construct buildings, storage sheds, garages, bridges, in-stream structures, and similar facilities and structures.
  • Remodel offices and buildings by building walls, installing sheetrock and siding, painting and any other duty required to complete the project.
  • Operate equipment such as front-end loader, backhoe, excavator, dozer, dump truck, tractor/trailer transport, forklift, roller, cranes, and scissors trucks.
  • Designs fish screens and irrigation gates to be built or fabricated.
  • Lay out, cut, weld and fabricate steel plate, angle, channel, pipe and beams.
  • Read plans and blueprints; use transit and level and run stakes for surveys.
  • Build concrete forms, and place, finish and repair concrete.
  • Build and remodel wooden structures and special carpentry items.
  • Maintain and repair plumbing fixtures, irrigation systems and pump stations, pipes, sinks, lavatories, septic tanks and electrical wiring, lights, ballasts, switches and receptacles.
  • Keep records and reports on progress of projects; function as lead worker over project assistants.

Minimum Qualifications: (These qualifications are required.)

  • Good knowledge of construction and building trades work.
  • Experience operating and maintaining equipment associated with construction and building trades and grounds maintenance
  • Experience placing and finishing concrete
  • Experience performing rough and finish carpentry
  • Experience performing maintenance plumbing and maintenance electrical work
  • Experience reading/interpreting plans and blueprints
  • Experience using and maintaining construction and building trades hand and power tools.

Minimum Qualification Specialty Areas: (These qualifications are required for the current opening at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.)

  • Possess a valid Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with an air brake endorsement OR possess a valid driver's license and be willing to obtain a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with an air brake endorsement within the first six months (entrance probation) of hire.
  • Experience operating heavy excavation type equipment such as dozer, grader, excavators, backhoes, front end loaders, and dump trucks.
  • Experience laying out, cutting, fabricating, and welding various types of steel.

Supplemental Questions: 

Enter your responses to the supplemental questions in the space provided. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described in the typical guides for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A higher rating may be obtained based on the extent of your education and experience, so take your time to provide a detailed and complete answer to each question. It is very important that the information you provide clearly supports your responses.

Thank you for applying with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game!

How to Apply

Please apply online at the URL listed below. 

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference.
Rachel Byington
(208) 334-3773
Open until filled