Fisheries Technician - Resident fish management

Region 1 - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Application Period: 
1/10/2022 to 2/11/2022
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$13.42 per hour, benefits, housing provided
Employment Dates: 
4/1/2022 to 12/1/2022

About the position

Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game (Panhandle Region) is seeking a temporary Fisheries Technician (benefited) to work as the crew leader of its resident fisheries management crew. This is a full-time 40 hour per week employment to last approximately 8 months starting in April 2022. Start and end dates are negotiable. Housing is available at our new facility located in Farragut State Park (30 minute drive to the office).


If this sounds interesting, take a look at what your day may look like: Seasonal employment with Idaho Fish and Game.


Serve as a crew leader of 3 person fisheries field crew. Duties to include: assisting with planning and coordinating field work, leading and mentoring the field crew while supervised and unsupervised by a biologist, ensuring all data is collected properly, conducting data entry and laboratory analysis, and maintaining field equipment. Assisting with data analysis and report writing is possible, but not required.

Work will be highly varied and will included boat electrofishing, backpack electrofishing, netting, trawling, tagging, snorkeling, redd counts for Chinook and Bull Trout, weir operation and spawning for Chinook, and other duties/projects as assigned. Work will be conducted on streams, lakes, rivers, and alpine lakes throughout the Panhandle region and include notable waterbodies such as the St. Joe River, Lake Pend Oreille, Lake Coeur d'Alene, and Upper Priest Lake. Duties will also include operation and basic maintenance of department trucks, boats, and a variety of sampling equipment.

Some work will include multi-day backpacking, working late nights, and overnight camping in wall tents and backpacking tents.
B.S. degree in fisheries, biology, or related field; or equivalent in training and experience.

A valid driver’s license is required.

With or without reasonable accommodations, applicants must be able to work in extreme weather, handle live and dead fish, hike long distances in extremely rough terrain while carrying a 40-50 lb. pack, stand/work in cold water for up to 10 hours per day, work underwater using snorkeling equipment, and lift/carry equipment up to 60 lbs for short distances, and safely tow and backup trailers (up to 20 ft in length).
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: Carlos Camacho
    • 2885 W Kathleen Ave
    • Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Carlos Camacho
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