Fisheries Technician (3 positions available)

Coeur d'Alene
Application Period: 
1/11/2022 to 1/28/2022
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$13.42 per hour

About the position

The Panhandle region is seeking three (3) temporary fishery technicians to monitor fisheries on Lake Pend Oreille. The primary job responsibility will be to conduct creel surveys on Lake Pend Oreille, but successful applicants will also have opportunities to gain experience in a variety of other fishery monitoring activities. These are full time (40+ hours/week) non-benefitted positions that will last for 8 months from approximately March through November. Housing will be provided in the Coeur d’Alene area.

General Information: 
Applicants with or without reasonable accommodations must be capable of working long hours in various and often inclement weather conditions, carrying a variety of equipment weighing up to 50 pounds for up to 3 miles each day, stand for long periods of time, safely drive for multiple hours per shift, and handle large harvested fish. Weekend work is required and some holiday work is required. Schedules are randomized and change each week. The position involves contacting large numbers of anglers so good communication skills are required.
Accurately collect and record fishery harvest and effort data from anglers using hard copy data sheets, collect biological samples, enter data into computer applications, and assist other fisheries staff as necessary.
Some secondary education and basic experience using computers is preferred but not required. Basic math skills are required. Applicants should have some knowledge of Idaho fish species including identification. Applicants must be able to interact with the public in a professional and positive manner, work independently, and follow set protocols while accurately collecting data. Applicants should be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and safety conscious. Must have a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1642884 at
  2. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (see link below)
  3. 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: Eli Felts
    • 3316 16th Street
    • Lewiston, ID 83501
    • 208-750-4245
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Eli Felts
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)