Fisheries Technician

Clearwater Fish Hatchery - Ahsahka
Application Period: 
8/25/2017 to 10/6/2017
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$12.31 per hour, 30-40 hours per week, benefited.

About the position

The Clearwater Fish Hatchery is seeking a temporary, benefited Fisheries Technician to work as part of the Clearwater Fish Production crew.  The crew consists of 19-24 people conducting various hatchery operation and projects.  

Dates Needed:

  • Starting date is tentatively set for October 30, 2017 - June 30, 2018
General Information: 
This position involves, with or without reasonable accommodations, standing and working in cold water and for up to eight hours per shift; lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 50 pounds with occasional lifting and carrying up to 100 pounds for short distances; and working in extreme weather conditions. Extended travel and stays overnight will be required at times to remote locations for fish sampling operations and other duties. Some night and weekend work required.
Primary responsibilities include assisting fish culturists in the implementation of the day to day fish culture activities at the hatchery facility. Activities include spawning of adult salmon and steelhead, egg and juvenile fish husbandry, implements water and feed treatments, and other associated fish culture duties (cleaning and sweeping rearing containers, sample counts, weighing and feeding of fish feed, etc.)
It is preferred that applicants have college coursework leading towards a BS degree in Fisheries, Wildlife Management, other related areas of study or equivalent knowledge that is typically gained through previous experience as a biological aide or fisheries data technician. Applicants should have some knowledge of: life history, anatomy, and ecology of various fish species; identifying various fish species; operating power tools and general maintenance and repair skills. Some knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel. Applicants need to possess excellent independent decision-making skills.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 978409 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 83544-0391
    • 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)