Fisheries Biological Aide

Nampa Fisheries Research - Nampa
Application Period: 
3/16/2017 to 4/1/2017
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$10.20 per hour
Employment Dates: 
5/1/2017 to 8/31/2017

About the position

This announcement will be used to fill one temporary Fisheries Biological Aide position for the Resident Fish Research program at the Fisheries Research Office in Nampa.

Dates Needed:

  • May 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017 (start and end dates are flexible)
General Information: 

With or without reasonable accommodations, incumbents must be able to lift and carry equipment up to 50 lbs. Accomplishing project objectives requires travel throughout southern Idaho for up to five day periods, including some weekends. Camping and working in adverse weather is expected.


The incumbent will be expected to work alongside research biologists or with other temporary staff. Primary duties will be to assist the Hatchery Trout research biologist conduct various studies on the post-release performance of hatchery trout, but employee will also work on several other research projects in our office. Duties may include, but are not limited to: Marking hatchery and wild trout with tags or fin clips; Gill-netting at alpine or lowland lakes; Backpack electrofishing in streams; Operating a motorized boat; Maintaining/repairing equipment (sampling equipment, trailer lights, etc.); Angler surveys and observations; Backpacking to access remote sampling locations; Recording, managing, and summarizing data with a strict regard for quality control.


Some college education in fisheries, biology, or related field, or equivalent in training or work experience preferred. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license, Preference will be given to individuals with data management and crew leadership experience.
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: Kevin Meyer
    • 1414 E. Locust Lane
    • Nampa, ID 83646
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veterans Preference. If a qualified applicant is found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Kevin Meyer
(208) 465-8404
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)