Fisheries Biological Aide- Sawtooth Fish Hatchery (3 positions) 4 months

Sawtooth Fish Hatchery- Stanley
Application Period: 
1/14/2022 to 4/30/2022
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Employment Dates: 
5/23/2022 to 9/16/2022

About the position

The Sawtooth Fish Hatchery is seeking

One (1) Fisheries Biological Aide (non-benefited) to assist with trapping, spawning, and rearing Chinook salmon in Stanley, Idaho. 

One (1) Fisheries Biological Aide/Tour Guide (non-benefited) to provide visitor information and give daily hatchery tours, and assist with trapping, spawning, and rearing Chinook salmon in Stanley, Idaho.

One (1) Fisheries Biological Aide/Fish Stocker (non-benefited) to stock rainbow trout in waters throughout the Stanley Basin and assist with the trapping, spawning and rearing Chinook Salmon in Stanley. 

Dates Needed: May 23, 2022- September 16, 2022 (Some flexibility is available with exact start and end dates) 

General Information: 
With or without reasonable accommodations, incumbents must be able to stand and work in cold water for up to five hours per shift; lift and carry equipment weighing up to 60 pounds; and work in extreme weather conditions. Dormitory style housing is provided free of charge. Incumbents will work 40 hours per week. Work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, although occasional weekend work rotations will be required.
Fisheries Biological Aide- Assist in the trapping and spawning of Chinook salmon; perform routine fish culture duties, including feeding fish, weighing out fish feed, cleaning and caring for fish rearing vessels; maintain grounds and equipment; clean office and hatchery facilities; interact with the public in a professional and positive manner.

Tour Guide- Become familiar with hatchery operations and target-fish (Chinook salmon, steelhead, sockeye salmon, rainbow trout) life histories in order to share that information with hatchery visitors on daily tours. Maintain hatchery visitor center. Update information boards (information regarding steelhead and salmon returns). Distribute fish stocking and fish trapping information to area businesses. Keep informational brochures stocked. Tend to any other visitor information services as needed. Additional time is often available to the tour guide, with which they can work towards becoming familiar with hatchery operations, interacting with the public in other informational venues, or providing additional services to Sawtooth Valley visitors. Assist with other fish culture duties as time permits, including trapping and spawning Chinook salmon; feeding fish, weighing out fish feed, cleaning and caring for fish rearing vessels; maintaining grounds and equipment; cleaning office and hatchery facilities.

Fish Stocker- Operate four- wheel drive 3/4 ton pickup truck with bed mounted 300 gallon fish tank. Provide daily care of fish on-station to be stocked. Maintain stocking records, perform fish sample count and determine fish loading. Assist with report summary preparation at end of work period. Assist with other fish culture duties as time permits. Other responsibilities include: weighing fish feed and feeding fish, cleaning and caring for fish rearing vessels, assist in the trapping of Chinook and sockeye salmon, maintaining hatchery grounds and equipment, and cleaning office/hatchery facilities.
Applicants must be well organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, and safety conscious. Must have a demonstrated ability to handle responsibility and work independently. Patient, friendly personality, and good communication skills are essential. Fisheries related experience and education strongly preferred, but not required. Must be 18 years of age, and have a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1644639 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: Daniela Ruiz
    • 10 Fish Hatchery Drive
    • Stanley , ID 83278
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Daniela Ruiz
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)