Fisheries Technician

Salmon Region
Application Period: 
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$12.31/hr (non-benefitted)
Employment Dates: 
6/4/2018 to 11/2/2018

About the position

The Department is seeking a Fisheries Technician to work on a fisheries management crew conducting resident fish surveys in IDFG’s Salmon Region. This unique area offers diverse recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, biking, hiking, and whitewater rafting.

Positions Available/Dates Needed:

One 5-month (non-benefited) technician – Approximately June 2018 through October 2018 (dates somewhat flexible)

General Information: 
Applicants must (with or without reasonable accommodations) work in inclement weather for long periods of time, handle live and dead fish, be able to hike long distances in rough terrain while carrying up to 50 lbs., stand/work in cold water for long periods of time, work underwater using snorkel equipment, and lift/carry up to 60 lbs.
Applicant must be willing to accommodate a flexible schedule. Work periods may be up to 10 consecutive days. Housing is not provided, but accommodations are available while in the field.
Technician will work both individually and as part of a crew to conduct fishery management surveys in various water bodies throughout the region, directed towards improving local angling opportunity and quality. Work will be conducted both in frontcountry areas and in high elevation backcountry areas. Incumbents should be comfortable using common fish sampling techniques including boat and backpack electrofishing, fish tagging equipment, acoustic and radio telemetry, and using a variety of netting equipment (e.g. gill nets and trap nets). Incumbents will be expected to perform general operation and maintenance of equipment, boats, and vehicles. Incumbents will also be expected to assist fishery biologists with data analyses and report writing.
It is preferred that applicants have a B.S. degree in fisheries management, ecology, or related field; or equivalent in training and experience. As such, the ability to maintain a positive attitude and uncompromising work ethic through uncomfortable conditions is very important. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply
  1. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (see link below)
  2. 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: Jordan Messner
    • 99 HWY 93 N
    • Salmon, ID 83467
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Jordan Messner
Open until filled