Fisheries Biological Aide-Snorkel Crew

Application Period: 
12/20/2017 to 4/13/2018
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$10.50 per hour non-benefitted
Employment Dates: 
6/5/2018 to 8/31/2018

About the position

The Salmon Region is seeking four (4) temporary Fisheries Biological Aides (non-benefited) to work as part of a field crew conducting fish (snorkeling) and habitat surveys to determine the abundance and distribution of salmonids in the Salmon River Basin.

General Information: 
The work schedule will vary, but will generally consist of 10 hour work days, with 8 days on duty followed by 6 days off duty, or 4 days on duty and 3 days off duty depending on project needs, stream conditions, and weather. Applicants must be flexible on their schedule. All food, equipment and camping gear (except for sleeping bag) are supplied by IDFG during work shift. Snorkeling crew is required to camp out in remote backcountry areas during their shift. Housing will not be provided during days off.
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 primary job responsibilities are conducting snorkeling and habitat surveys. Additional duties may include: juvenile screw trap operation, PIT tagging fish, Alpine lake surveys (gillnetting/angling), electrofishing, spawning ground surveys for Chinook salmon, data entry, and equipment maintenance.
It is preferred that applicants be enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program in fisheries or other biological sciences and/or have previous fisheries 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 1017446) at
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

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