Fisheries Biological Aide

Springfield Fish Hatchery - Springfield
Application Period: 
9/12/2017 to 10/20/2017
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$10.20 per hour
Employment Dates: 
11/13/2017 to 3/30/2018

About the position

The Springfield Fish Hatchery is seeking a temporary Fisheries Biological Aide to perform routine fish culture duties.

Dates Needed:

  • November 13, 2017 - March 30, 2018, with the possibility of re-hire.
General Information: 
The Springfield Fish Hatchery is the production facility responsible for rearing Endangered Species Act listed Snake River Sockeye Salmon. This position requires, with or without reasonable accommodations, standing and working in cold water for up to eight hours per shift; lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds; working in extreme weather conditions. There will be some occasional field travel and overnight stays. Weekend work rotation will be required. Dormitory style housing is provided on site, but not mandatory.
Daily responsibilities will include: weighing fish feed and feeding fish; cleaning and caring for fish rearing vessels; maintaining grounds and equipment; and cleaning office and hatchery facilities.

Candidates will gain some experience sampling fish to collect data used in managing day to day hatchery operations (feed projections, marking, and fish health).
The applicant must be able to take direction, handle responsibility and work independently. Some college course work in a Natural Resource/Biological Science is strongly preferred, but not mandatory. Candidates with applicable course work and/or previous experience will be given preference. A valid driver’s license is required. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 984600 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: Brandon Filloon
    • 1830 W. 950 S.
    • Springfield, ID 83277
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Brandon Filloon
(208) 328-9945
(208) 328-9958
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)