About the position
The Clearwater Region is seeking a temporary Fisheries Technician (non-benefited) to lead a crew working on High Mountain Lakes.
Job Duration: June 25, 2017 - late January 2018. Note that there is a mandatory one month layoff for the month of November.
This crew primarily works 8 days in the field followed by 6 days off, with some variability in work schedules. Field work is conducted in remote wilderness locations, requiring long hikes in extremely difficult terrain, including substantial off-trail hiking and navigation. While on duty, all food, sampling equipment and camp gear (except for sleeping bag) is provided. Weekend and holiday work is required.
With or without reasonable accommodations, applicants must be able to work in extreme weather conditions, hike long distances in rough mountainous terrain while carrying a 60+ lb. backpack, and handle live and dead fish.
After the field season, the technician will analyze samples in the lab, conduct data entry into an Access Database, and assist with writing the annual report. Duties will also include operation and basic maintenance of department trucks, and the use of a variety of sampling equipment.
Individuals should have the ability to: work independently, supervise and motivate others, manage changes in priorities/scheduling, handle emergency situations in remote locations, have a high level of attention to detail, substantial experience using GPS/compass/topo maps, and good computer skills, .
First Aide/CPR certification and previous back-country hiking experience preferred.