Utility Craftsman

Application Period: 
3/20/2017 to 4/3/2017
Employment Type: 
Permanent - Full Time
$15.50 - $16.50 per hour DOE, Plus Competitive Benefits!

About the position

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game currently is seeking a Utility Craftsman to join our team!

General Information:

  • At the time of hire the incumbent for this position is required to possess Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with an air brake endorsement and pass a pre-employment controlled substance screening test. The employee is required to participate in the Department's drug/alcohol testing program and comply with all of its provisions. Failure to satisfy any of these requirements will result in a failure to complete the probationary period and termination from employment.
  • This announcement will be used to fill this current opening in Boise only. If you have recently or previously applied for a Utility Craftsman and wish to be considered for this opening, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.
  • This position will require travel away from home for extended periods of time.
  • This position involves physical activities associated with construction work. Incumbents are required, with or without reasonable accommodations, to lift and carry items weighing approximately 100 pounds; bend and stoop; work at heights of up to approximately 50 feet; work in all weather conditions, and/or wear a respirator for prolonged periods of time.
  • These positions are considered journey construction workers involved in all aspects of inside and outside heavy construction and building trades type work. These are not maintenance positions. Applicants should have a good background in all aspects of construction and trades work.


  • Constructs buildings, storage sheds, garages, bridges, in-stream structures, and similar facilities and structures.
  • Remodels offices and buildings by building walls, installing sheetrock and siding, painting and any other duty required to complete the project.
  • Operates equipment such as front-end loader, backhoe, excavator, dozer, dump truck, tractor/trailer transport, forklift, roller, cranes, and scissors trucks.
  • Designs items to be built or fabricated.
  • Lays out, cuts, welds and fabricates steel plate, angle, channel, pipe and beams.
  • Reads plans and blueprints; uses transit and level and runs stakes for surveys.
  • Builds concrete forms, and places, finishes and repairs concrete.
  • Builds and remodels wooden structures and special carpentry items.
  • Maintains and repairs plumbing fixtures, irrigation systems and pump stations, pipes, sinks, lavatories, septic tanks and electrical wiring, lights, ballasts, switches and receptacles.
  • Keeps records and reports on progress of projects; functions as leadworker over project assistants.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with an air brake endorsement.
  • Good knowledge of: construction and building trades work. (This background is gained through specific education or work experience with either carpentry, concrete or both as a primary occupation at journey level (a minimum of four (4) years.)
  • Experience: operating and maintaining equipment associated with construction and building trades and grounds maintenance; placing and finishing concrete; performing rough and finish carpentry; performing maintenance plumbing and maintenance electrical work; reading/interpreting plans and blueprints; using and maintaining construction and building trades hand and power tools.
  • Experience operating heavy excavation type equipment such as dozers, graders, excavators, backhoes, front end loaders, and dump trucks.
  • Equipment operation, and truck driving skills will be assessed as part of the placement interview.
How to Apply

There is an examination to determine an applicant's eligibility. Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 70 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

Please apply online and take the qualifying examination at the URL listed below:

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference
Rachel Byington
(208) 334-3773
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)