About the position
The Clearwater Region is seeking a temporary Fishery Technician (8 month benefited) to serve as crew leader for a fisheries management crew working in north-central Idaho. This position will conduct fish surveys on regional reservoirs and rivers to assist with the management of resident fisheries for recreational fishing and long-term conservation of Idaho's natural resources.
- Mid-April 2017 through mid-December 2017
Crew generally works Monday-Friday, but schedule is variable with the potential for up to eight (8) days in the field followed by six (6) days off. Some weekend and/or holiday work may be required.
Incumbents must be able to work in extreme weather conditions, handle live and dead fish, hike long distances in 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. with or without reasonable accommodations.
Serve as crew leader of a fisheries management crew working in north-central Idaho. Conduct resident fish surveys on regional reservoirs and rivers to assist with the management of these fisheries for recreational fishing and long-term conservation of Idaho’s natural resources. The crew leader is responsible for planning and coordinating field work, leading the field crew while both supervised and unsupervised, ensuring all data is collected properly, maintaining field equipment, conducting data entry, and will assist with writing the annual report.
Additional duties include sampling fisheries using boat electrofishing and nets, conducting snorkel surveys, high mountain lake surveys, limnology and zooplankton sampling, vegetation and habitat surveys, tagging fish for angler exploitation surveys, conducting redd surveys, teaching children to fish, operation and basic maintenance of department trucks, boats, and other sampling equipment.
Bachelor's degree in fisheries, biology, or related field or equivalent in training and experience strongly preferred. Requires the ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks and frequent changes in priorities/scheduling, good computer skills, experience using GPS equipment, and high level of attention to detail. Must have the ability to supervise and motivate others. Requires a valid driver's license.