Fisheries Biological Aide

Application Period: 
3/24/2017 to 4/26/2017
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$10.20 per hour

About the position

The Department is seeking a temporary Fisheries Biological Aides (non-benefitted) to work as part of a fisheries management crew conducting resident fish surveys in IDFG’s Salmon Region. This unique area offers diverse recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, biking, hiking, and whitewater rafting.

Dates Needed:

  • This position is a 5-month (non-benefitted) Biological Aide – May/June 2017 through September/October 2017 (dates flexible)
General Information: 
With or without reasonable accommodations, applicants must work in inclement weather for long periods of time, handle live and dead fish, hike long distances in rough terrain while carrying up to 50 lbs., work in inclement weather, stand/work in cold water for long periods of time, work underwater using snorkel equipment, and lift/carry up to 60 lbs. Applicant must be willing to accommodate a flexible schedule. Work periods may be up to 10 consecutive days. Housing is not provided.
Work as a member of a 3 person crew, led by a crew leader, to conduct fishery management surveys in various water bodies throughout the region. Work will mainly be conducted in frontcountry areas in the spring and fall, and in high elevation backcountry areas in July and August. Incumbents should be familiar with common fish sampling techniques including boat and backpack electrofishing, snorkeling, tagging, and netting.
It is preferred that applicants are working towards completion of a B.S. in fisheries management (or related field) and experience with fish sampling methods. Have the ability to maintain a positive attitude and uncompromising work ethic through uncomfortable conditions is very important. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 882254 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:
    • Idaho Department of Fish and Game
    • Attention: Jordan Messner
    • 99 Hwy 93 North
    • Salmon, ID 83467
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Jordan Messner
(208) 756-2271
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)