With or without reasonable accommodations incumbents must be capable of working long hours in various and often inclement weather conditions, hiking steep and/or slippery terrain, lifting and carrying items weighing up to 60 lbs., operating traps/weirs during high flow conditions, and occasionally working at night. The work schedule will be highly irregular and includes weekends and holidays. Work will be conducted remotely at study sites on Crooked and Red Rivers (South Fork Clearwater River tributaries), near the town of Elk City, ID. Housing and food will be provided during the work shift. Valid driver’s license required.
Dates needed: Late February 2022 – early November 2022 (Dates flexible)
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1) Operating juvenile rotary screw traps and managing trapping efforts
2) Maintaining two adult fish weirs
3) Collecting adult and juvenile fish data
4) Entering, managing, and validating biological data
5) Assisting with hatchery duties including transporting adult Chinook salmon, nutrient enhancement, and grounds care
6) Conducting spawning ground surveys
Successful candidates will assist with other projects throughout the Clearwater Region and complete additional duties on an as-needed basis.
A bachelor’s degree in Fisheries or related field, or equivalent experience and training is preferred. Individuals with good data management skills, previous experience implanting PIT tags, experience with Microsoft Excel, and experience working with adult and juvenile anadromous salmonids may be given preference. Successful candidates must be able to work independently and in a team setting, follow established sampling and data entry protocols, and demonstrate a high degree of initiative and problem-solving ability. Applicants must be able to interact with the public in a positive and professional manner.