Fisheries Biological Aide

Rapid River Fish Hatchery - Riggins
Application Period: 
2/13/2017 to 6/15/2017
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$10.20 - $12.64 per hour DOE

About the position

The Rapid River Fish Hatchery in Riggins is seeking temporary Fisheries Biological Aides (non-benefited).

Dates Needed:

  • Several positions; 3-5 months in duration starting immediately.

General Information:

This position, with or without reasonable accommodations, require standing and working in cold water and for up to five hours per shift; lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 60 pounds; and working in extreme weather conditions. Weekend duty may be required. Housing is available.


Under supervision incumbent will perform duties associated with the care and rearing of Chinook salmon at an Idaho Department of Fish and Game-operated fish hatchery. Routine duties will include but are not limited to: trapping and spawning adult salmon, salmon egg and juvenile salmon rearing, maintenance of facility and landscaping, and other tasks as assigned.


Demonstrated ability to handle responsibilities and work independently. College coursework in a Natural Resource/Biological Science or related field is strongly preferred, but not mandatory. Previous fish hatchery experience is beneficial but not required. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be able to read, write, and compute simple math. Must have a valid driver's license.
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:

Comments: Incomplete applications will not be considered. EEO/Veterans Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.

Ralph Steiner
(208) 628-3277
(208) 628-3798
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)