About the position
The Department is seeking a Fisheries Technician to work on multiple projects including Anadromous Fisheries Research (40%- rotary screw trapping and angler surveys), Fisheries Management (20%-fish population surveys, resident angler surveys, etc.), and Fishing and Boating Access (40%-improvement and maintenance). The McCall area offers a vast array of recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, biking, hiking, and whitewater rafting. This position is benefited, with an 8-month term of employment.
During the summer and fall seasons (middle of May-October) technician will work as an Access Technician. Primary responsibilities during this time will include working to maintain and improve local fishing and boating access sites and conducting fishery management surveys in various water bodies throughout the region. Incumbent will gain experience working with gill nets, electrofishing, conducting standard steam and lake surveys, conducting angler interviews, and various other fisheries tasks. Work will be conducted in both frontcountry and backcountry areas. Backcountry work will involve hiking and camping for several days at a time. Incumbents should be comfortable and confident working independently and as part of a crew. Incumbents should also be comfortable with general maintenance and repair activities.