Fisheries Biological Aide (2)

Location: 
Pocatello
Application Period: 
1/23/2018
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
$10.50
Employment Dates: 
4/30/2018 to 8/31/2018

About the position

The Southeast Region is seeking 2 Fisheries Biological Aides (3.0 months) to assist with the regional fisheries management program in Pocatello, Idaho and the surrounding area. This unique area offers diverse recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, biking, and hiking.

General Information: 
Applicant must be willing to accommodate a flexible schedule. Work periods may be up to 7 consecutive days. Housing is NOT provided. Incumbents must be able to lift/carry up to 60 lbs. with occasional lifting/carrying up to 100 lbs. for short distances and work long, strenuous hours in extreme weather conditions with or without reasonable accommodations.
Responsibilities: 
The Fisheries Biological Aides are primarily responsible for operating and maintaining a large fish trap and implementing the Department’s Pelican Management Plan. Trapping duties include PIT tagging adfluvial Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout, collecting biological data, and entering and managing data in a series of databases. The trap is located on the upper Blackfoot River above Blackfoot Reservoir near Soda Springs Idaho. The successful applicant will be required to stay on site during the trapping season. Accommodations consist of a heated wall tent with associated camping gear. Per diem for groceries will also be provided.
During the trapping time frame (May-June), the fisheries biological aides will also spend time hazing American White Pelicans off of Blackfoot River and Reservoir. These activities require the successful applicant to have passed a hunter safety class and to be very familiar with the operation of a shotgun.
The Fisheries Biological Aides will also be required to participate in other fishery management activities.
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 fisheries techniques 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 1027384 at https://labor.idaho.gov.)
  2. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (https://idfg.idaho.gov/jobs/application-temporary)
  3. Submit a cover letter, a resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment via email (preferred) or by mail to:
    • Idaho Department of Fish and Game
    • Attention: Arnie Brimmer
    • 1345 Barton Rd
    • Pocatello, ID 83204
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Arnie Brimmer
Phone: 
208-236-1251
Open until filled