Fisheries Research Data Technician (3 positions)

Application Period: 
1/12/2022 to 2/18/2022
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$11.65 per hour
Employment Dates: 
5/16/2022 to 10/14/2022

About the position

Research data technicians will serve as crew members in IDFG’s Lemhi Effectiveness Monitoring Program in Salmon, Idaho. The Lemhi Effectiveness Monitoring Program project monitors fishery response to restoration efforts in the Lemhi River basin to understand the effectiveness of various habitat actions, and help guide future restoration efforts through an adaptive management process.

Note: These are non-benefited positions.  Housing is NOT provided.

General Information: 
Please visit the following link and watch our “Seasonal Employment” video to see what types of opportunities are available to seasonal technicians.
Primary duties include: backpack and barge electrofishing, PIT-tagging salmonids (including ESA-listed fish), and collecting biological data (weights, lengths, DNA, scales, etc.), redd count surveys, and operating rotary screw traps. Additional duties include: assisting with the installation and monitoring of PIT-tag arrays, operating Bull Trout weirs, habitat monitoring, snorkeling, and assisting with regional fisheries management projects.
It is preferred that applicants have a BS degree in fisheries (or related field), or equivalent in job experience and training. Applicants must be detail oriented and have the ability to work in close proximity with research collaborators, as well as alone with minimal supervision. Incumbent must be able, with or without reasonable accommodations, to lift up to 60 pounds, pack up to 40 pounds for several miles, walk up to eight miles a day along stream banks and trails, and work in all weather conditions. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. Must accommodate a flexible schedule (holidays, weekends, and nights) and be willing to work for 10 consecutive days.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number #1629005 at
  2. Complete the IDFG Application For Temporary Employment form, located at:


  1. Mail or email (preferred) the IDFG Application For Temporary Employment form, cover letter, resume, and three professional or academic references to:

Stacey Meyer
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
99 HWY 93 N.
Salmon, ID 83467

Contact Info - Phone: 208-742-7079


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