Fisheries Data Technician

Location: 
Lewiston
Application Period: 
7/25/2017 to 9/15/2017
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
$10.50 per hour

About the position

The Clearwater Regional office is seeking a temporary Fisheries Data Technician to assist regional fisheries management staff conducting Chinook & Steelhead creel surveys on the Clearwater River, Salmon River, and Snake River drainages.

Dates Needed:

  • Start date is as soon as possible. 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/Steelhead catch, biological and social data. Applicants must be able, with or without reasonable accommodations, to traverse rocky, steep, stream banks carrying a variety of equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. for up to 3 miles each day and work in all types of weather. The handling of harvested fish is required with this position. Work averages 40 hours per week including most weekends and holiday days through October 31st. Overnight stays and out of area travel may be required.
Responsibilities: 
Major responsibilities include: conducting creel surveys, assisting in coordination of field activities, and assisting other regional fisheries staff as assigned.
Qualifications: 
A Bachelor's degree in Fisheries, Biology or a related field is preferred. Experience using Microsoft Excel, Word and Access is preferred. Excellent attention to detail and organizational skill are required. Applicants should have some knowledge of the life history, anatomy, and ecology of various fish species; and identifying various fish species. This position involves contacting and interviewing the public 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 977042 at https://labor.idaho.gov.)
  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 St.
    • Lewiston, ID 83501
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Don Whitney
Phone: 
(208) 799-5010
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)