Bio aide - Resident fish management (2 positions: 5-month & 3-months)

Region 1 - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Application Period: 
1/14/2022 to 2/11/2022
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$11.25/hr, housing provided, non-benefitted
Employment Dates: 

About the position

Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game (Panhandle Region) is seeking 2 non-benefitted temporary bio-aides to work as part of the resident fisheries management crew. There are two positions available. Each position will be a full-time 40 hour per week employment and start mid-May (start date flexible). One position will be approximately 5-months in duration and the other positions will be 3-months. 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 part as a 3 person fisheries field crew. Duties to include: assisting with field work lead by a biologist or fish technician, ensuring data is collected properly, conducting data entry and laboratory analysis, and maintaining field equipment.

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. Work with a variety of species including but limited to: cutthroat trout, Lake Trout, Bull Trout, Rainbow Trout, kokanee, Chinook Salmon, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, panfish, Northern Pike.

Some work will include multi-day backpacking, rafting, working late nights, and overnight camping in wall tents and backpacking tents.
Applicants should have basic knowledge of fish anatomy, boat safety, and towing and backing up trailers. Preferred applicants will have at least one year of college 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.
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
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)