Fisheries Technician- Crew Leader-Snorkel Crew

Location: 
Salmon
Application Period: 
12/20/2017 to 3/31/2018
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
$12.91 per hour, plus benefits
Employment Dates: 
3/15/2018 to 12/31/2018

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.

General Information: 
Applicant must be willing to accommodate a flexible schedule. Work periods may be up to 10 consecutive days. Housing is not provided.
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.
Responsibilities: 
This position is primarily responsible for supervision, scheduling and data collection of snorkeling survey data and spawning ground surveys. Duties include collecting biological data, and entering and managing data in a series of databases.
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.
Qualifications: 
It is preferred that applicants have a Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, biology or other closely related field; or equivalent training and work experience. Individuals with experience in the above fisheries techniques and salmonid identification will be given preference. Proficient in Microsoft applications and experience with using topographical maps/software and GPS is a plus. Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply

1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1017448) at https://labor.idaho.gov.
2. Complete an IDFG application for temporary employment (see link below).
3. Submit a letter of interest, resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG application for temporary employment (preferably by email) to:

Matt Belnap
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
99 HWY 93 N
Salmon, ID 83467
matt.belnap@idfg.idaho.gov

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Matt Belnap
Phone: 
208-756-2271
Open until filled