Fisheries Technician (2 Positions)

Panhandle Region - Coeur d'Alene
Application Period: 
1/18/2018 to 2/9/2018
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
12.31 per hour
Employment Dates: 
5/1/2018 to 9/14/2018

About the position

The Idaho Fish and Game Panhandle Region fisheries management team is seeking two (2) temporary Fisheries Technician (non-benefited) to assist in conducting fisheries management activities in northern Idaho. Pay rate: $12.31/hr. Announcement will close February 9, 2018.


General Information: 
With or without reasonable accommodations, incumbent must be able to work in extreme weather conditions, handle live and dead fish, hike long distances in rough terrain while carrying a 40-50 lb. pack, stand/work in cold water for up to 10 hours per day, work underwater using snorkeling equipment, and lift/carry equipment up to 60 lbs. Incumbent must also be willing and able to interact with angling public on a regular basis.

Incumbent will work 40(+) hours per week. Work hours may vary depending on project needs. Some night work required. Work shifts will generally be Monday through Friday. Periodic weekend shifts will be required.
Duties may include conducting angler surveys, sampling fish using electrofishing equipment and nets, conducting snorkel surveys, tagging fish, operation and basic maintenance of department trucks, boats, and other sampling equipment, data entry, and various lab analysis tasks. Incumbent will act as a crew leader while conducting field activities.
Applicants must be able to work as part of a team in a professional and positive manner. Applicants should be detail oriented, self-motivated, and safety conscious. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. Minimum qualifications include some knowledge of life history, anatomy, and ecology of various fishes typically gained through a degree in fisheries, biological science, or related fields. Applicants should have experience recording, summarizing, and analyzing scientific data; identifying various fish species; operating a boat and outboard motor; diagnosing and repairing minor mechanical problems.
How to Apply

Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment at

Submit a cover letter, a resume, three professional references or academic references and a completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment via email (preferred) or mail to:

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Attention: Rob Ryan

2885 W. Kathleen Ave

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815

Contact: Rob Ryan


Phone: 208-769-1414

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Mr. Rob Ryan
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)