Fisheries Technician, Kootenai River Resident Fish Mitigation Project

Bonners Ferry
Application Period: 
1/12/2022 to 2/11/2022
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$13.42 per hour
Employment Dates: 
4/18/2022 to 9/17/2022

About the position

The Kootenai River Resident Fish Mitigation team is seeking a Fisheries Technician to assist with field surveys for Kootenai River White Sturgeon research and monitoring. This non-benefited position will run from approximately mid-April through mid-September.

General Information: 
This position will involve a combination of field and lab work. The incumbent will work as part of a field crew conducting research and monitoring for Kootenai River White Sturgeon. The incumbent must be able to, with or without reasonable accommodations, work outdoors in inclement weather, trailer and operate jet boats, handle dead or living fish, work weekends, holidays, and nights as needed, and occasionally stay overnight in remote areas. Job duties will also require travel to Canada. Housing is available at the McArthur Lake field station.
The primary responsibilities for this position include conducting setline, gillnet, angling, egg mat, and larval trawl surveys for White Sturgeon in the Kootenai River. In addition, the incumbent will assist with maintaining and downloading acoustic telemetry receivers. The technician will assist with the collection of biological data and may be asked to lead a crew on occasion. The incumbent will assist with the maintenance of field equipment, including large jet boats and trailers. The incumbent will also be responsible for proper data collection and data management, and may be asked to assist with other fisheries projects in the region as time allows.
Applicants must be able to accurately collect data following set protocols, effectively lead or work as a team member in the field, or work independently, and interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner. Work hours are variable; typically 40 hours per week, but can be more for short periods. Experience using MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Access are all a plus. Education and professional experience in fisheries or natural resource management are preferred. Applicants must have a driver’s license and passport valid for driving and entry/reentry into both Canada and the U.S., and must meet other legal requirements for entry/re-entry into Canada and the U.S., including compliance with Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Additional information about entry to Canada can be found at:
How to Apply

1. You must register with any Idaho Department of Labor office. (

2. Complete an IDFG application for temporary employment.

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3. Mail or email a cover letter, resume, three references, and completed application for temporary employment to:

Sean Wilson

Principal Fisheries Research Biologist

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

2885 W. Kathleen Ave.

Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

208 770-3761

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