Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Application Period: 
1/25/2018 to 2/25/2018
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Employment Dates: 
4/1/2018 to 9/1/2018

About the position

Assist with multiple research projects aimed at restoring various fish populations in the Kootenai River in northern Idaho.  Responsibilities may include hoopnet sampling for adult Burbot, PIT tagging Burbot, collecting genetic samples, installation and maintenance of remote PIT tag arrays in tributaries to the Kootenai River, sampling for sturgeon with setlines and by angling, maintaining a passive array of sonic telemetry receivers, gillnetting for juvenile sturgeon, night boat electrofishing, and maintaining equipment and boats.  Positions require trailering and operating boats and working outside in all weather conditions.   

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.  Positions are non-benefitted, 40 hours per week, not to exceed 1385 total hours.  Housing may be available at little or no cost.

Start and end dates are relatively flexible.

Applicants with or working toward a B.S. degree in fisheries, biology, or related field (or equivalent in training and experience) will be given preference. Position requires the ability to stand for 8-10 hours, work in extremely cold and wet weather conditions, and lift objects from the ground to chest height that weigh 50-100 pounds with or without accommodation. EEO/veteran’s preference employer.
How to Apply

Submit a resume, completed Application for Temporary Employment form (link at the bottom of the official announcement) and three professional or academic references by e-mail (preferred) or mail to:

Kevin McDonnell
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
2885 W. Kathleen Ave.

Coeur d’Alene, ID  83814


Applicant MUST register with the Idaho Department of Labor (reference job number (1029827).  This can be done at:

Department of Labor

Bonners Ferry Job Service

6541 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

Phone:(208) 267-5581

Or at:

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