Fisheries Research Data Technician (3 positions available)

Application Period: 
2/2/2017 to 4/1/2017
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$10.50 per hour
Employment Dates: 
5/22/2017 to 9/29/2017

About the position

The Salmon Region is seeking three (3) temporary Research Data Technicians (non-benefited) to serve as electrofishing crew members in IDFG’s Lemhi Effectiveness Monitoring Program in Salmon, Idaho.  This 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.

Dates Needed:

  • May 22, 2017  –  September 29, 2017 (dates flexible)

General Information:

Incumbents 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. Must accommodate a flexible schedule (holidays, weekends, and nights) and be willing to work for 10 consecutive days.   

Note:  Housing is NOT provided.


Primary duties include: backpack and barge electrofishing, PIT-tagging salmonids (including ESA-listed fish), and collecting biological data (weights, lengths, DNA, scales, etc.). Additional duties may include: redd count surveys, operating rotary screw traps, 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.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 895742 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:

Comments: EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.

Patrick Uthe
(208) 756-2271 x 249
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)