Fisheries Technician (1 Position)

Application Period: 
12/13/2021 to 2/1/2022
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$13.42 per hour
Employment Dates: 
4/12/2022 to 9/30/2022

About the position

The department is seeking a Fisheries Technician to work on multiple projects including conducting angler surveys, fishery management surveys, and operating a rotary screw trap. Work will be conducted in both the backcountry and front country. Incumbents should have some familiarity with the use of common fish sampling techniques. Incumbents will assist with general operation and maintenance of equipment, boats, and vehicles.

General Information: 
Technicians work will be varied between multiple projects. From starting date until mid-June, employee will conduct anger surveys on Cascade Reservoir, directed towards improving local angling opportunity and quality. From mid-June through July, technician will maintain a juvenile fish trap on the South Fork of the Salmon River. From August until the end of the position, technician will work as part of a crew to conduct fishery management surveys in various water bodies throughout the region. Duty schedule is typically 5 days a week, 2 off, but will vary. Weekend and holiday work is necessary. Shared camper accommodations will be available when off duty or working locally.
Responsibilities include: conducting angler surveys on Cascade Reservoir. Assisting with fisheries research and management activities conducted from the McCall office. Handling, identifying, and PIT tagging juvenile salmonids, and managing associated databases. Maintaining the fish trap and all associated equipment. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: B.S. degree in fisheries, biology, or related field; or equivalent in training and experience. Individuals with experience in the above listed activities, and experience working independently will be given preference. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply
  1. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (see link below)
  2. Submit a cover letter, a resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment via email (preferred) or by mail to:

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Attention: Josh Poole

555 Deinhard Ln

McCall, ID 83638


Reference job # 1620464 in application.


Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Josh Poole
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)