About the position
The Salmon Region is seeking a temporary Fishery Technician (8 month benefited) to lead a four-six (4-6) person snorkel crew in Salmon, Idaho and the surrounding area. This unique area offers diverse recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, biking, hiking, and whitewater rafting.
Incumbents must be able to snorkel in cold water up to 8 hours per day, work in adverse weather conditions, and be able to hike 5-12 miles per day over rough and rugged terrain while carrying a backpack weighing 50-60 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.
The technician may also operate up to five adult fish weirs in Salmon River tributaries during the steelhead migration season. Responsibilities include PIT tagging, FLOY tagging, collecting biological data, maintenance of weirs, data entry and data management.
(August and September) Conduct Chinook Salmon spawning ground and carcass surveys on four major spawning tributaries of the upper Salmon River, data entry and data management, perform general maintenance/ upkeep on equipment and facilities. There is also opportunity to be involved in report writing.
Other responsibilities may include habitat surveys, alpine lake surveys (gillnetting/angling), electrofishing, and equipment maintenance.