Fisheries Data Technician (Harvest Monitoring-Chinook Salmon Sport Fishery)

Application Period: 
4/5/2017 to 4/21/2017
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$10.50 per hour

About the position

The Clearwater Regional office is seeking a temporary Fisheries Data Technician (Harvest Monitoring-Chinook Salmon Sport Fishery) to assist regional fisheries management staff conducting Chinook Salmon creel surveys on the Clearwater, Salmon, and Snake rivers.

Dates Needed:

  • Start date April 21st (start date is negotiable). The end date is dependent upon monitoring needs.
General Information: 
Successful applicants will be part of a large crew assisting in the collection of Chinook Salmon catch and effort data. Applicants must be able, with or without reasonable accommodations, to traverse rocky, steep, stream banks carrying a variety of equipment weighing up to 50lbs for up to 3 miles each day and work in all types of weather. The handling of large harvested Chinook Salmon is required with this position. Depending on monitoring needs, successful applicant’s employment will be up to four months. Work averages 40+ hours per week including most weekends and holiday days. Work days per week and work shift times are randomly assigned. Overnight stays including camping may be required.
Major responsibilities include; conducting creel surveys and assisting other regional fisheries staff as assigned.
Applicants should have some knowledge of the life history, identification, anatomy, and ecology of various fish. Excellent attention to detail and organizational skill are required. This position involves contacting large numbers of anglers so good communication skills are required. A valid driver’s license is required
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 919861 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: Don Whitney
    • 3316 16th Street
    • Lewiston, ID 83501
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Don Whitney
(208) 799-5010
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)