Fisheries Technician – Crew Leader

Salmon, Idaho
Application Period: 
1/24/2018 to 2/16/2018
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$13.50/hr plus competitive benefits

About the position

The incumbent will serve as an electrofishing crew leader in IDFG’s Lemhi Effectiveness Monitoring Program in Salmon, Idaho. This project monitors fishery response to restoration efforts in the Lemhi River basin to understand the effectiveness of various habitat actions, and help guide future restoration efforts through an adaptive management process.

Dates Needed: Mid-March – October, 2018 (start and end dates flexible)


Primary duties include: leading a four-person crew, backpack and barge electrofishing, PIT-tagging salmonids (including ESA- listed fish), collecting biological data (weights, lengths, DNA, scales, etc.), data management (recording, organizing, and error checking in multiple databases), and maintaining field equipment. Additional duties include: redd count surveys, operating rotary screw traps and weirs, and summarizing data.
It is preferred that applicants have a BS degree in fisheries (or related field), or equivalent in job experience and training. Applicants must be detail oriented and have the ability to work in close proximity with research collaborators, as well as alone with minimal supervision. Preference will be given to individuals with leadership experience. Incumbent must be able, with or without reasonable accommodations, to lift up to 60 pounds, pack up to 40 pounds for several miles, walk up to eight miles a day along stream banks and trails, and work in all weather conditions. Must accommodate a flexible schedule (holidays, weekends, and nights) and be willing to work for 10 consecutive days.
How to Apply

1)Complete the IDFG Application For Temporary Employment form, located at:

2)Mail or email (preferred) the IDFG Application For Temporary Employment form, cover letter, resume, and three professional or academic references to:


Patrick Uthe
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
99 HWY 93 N.
Salmon, ID 83467

Contact Info - Phone: 208-756-2271 x249


Additional Comments: 
Note: Housing is not provided. This is a benefited position not to exceed 1385 hours. EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Patrick Uthe
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)