Fisheries Biological Aide (6 positions available)

Clearwater Fish Hatchery - Ahsahka
Application Period: 
8/25/2017 to 10/6/2017
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$10.20 per hour, non-benefited, 40 hours per week
Employment Dates: 
12/18/2017 to 5/16/2018

About the position

The Clearwater Fish Hatchery is Ahsahka is seeking six (6) non-benefited Fisheries Biological Aides.  

Dates Needed:

  • December 18, 2017 - May 16, 2018. The start dates are tentative and flexible.
General Information: 
Extended travel will be required at times to remote locations for fish sampling operations. These positions, with or without reasonable accommodations, requires standing and working in cold water and for up to eight hours per shift; lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 50 pounds; and working in extreme weather conditions.
Perform routine fish rearing duties at anadromous species fish hatchery. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: weighing fish feed and feeding fish; cleaning raceways; maintaining grounds and equipment; crowding and netting fish; loading and unloading trucks; assisting in the spawning of steelhead and chinook salmon; distributing rainbow trout.
Demonstrated ability to handle responsibility and work independently. Coursework in a Natural Resource/Biological Science is strongly preferred but not mandatory. Previous fish hatchery experience a plus, but not required. Candidates with coursework and/or previous experience will be given preference. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be able to read, write, and compute simple math. Must have a valid driver's license.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 978413 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:

    • Orofino Job Service
    • 410 Johnson Ave.
    • PO Box 391
    • Orofino, ID 83544-3471
    • Email:
      Phone: (208) 476-5506
      Fax: (208) 476-3471

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. Incomplete job applications will not be considered. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Tony Folsom
(208) 476-3331
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)