This is a lead position for a six-person crew. Much of the work is in remote areas with difficult access. Crew members may be required to hike 5-10 miles per day in steep and rugged terrain and carry backpacks weighing 40-60 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodations. Crew members routinely walk long distances in and along streams to access sites. Surveys are often conducted in swift and cold water under variable weather conditions.
The work schedule is typically eight days on and six off and average 10 hours per day. The crew will camp out during their stint in the field. All camp gear, snorkel equipment and food will be supplied by IDFG. Housing is not provided during days off.
Primary responsibilities include: Assisting with planning of snorkel field trips, snorkel training and crew supervision. The technician will also enter snorkel data, perform database QA/QC, maintain fleet vehicles and field equipment. If needed, the technician may assist with other ISMES projects.
Applicants should have a BS degree in fisheries or related field. Those with previous snorkeling or fisheries field work experience will be given preference. Proficiency in Windows based software such as Word, Access, and Excel is essential for the position. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.
It is desired that applicants have the following skills and experience: fish identification, backpacking, camping, navigating by GPS and topographical maps, operating 4x4 vehicles and ATV’s, pulling and backing trailers, operating chain saws and mechanical skills.