Fisheries Biological Aide

Location: 
Salmon Region
Application Period: 
1/26/2018
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
$10.31/hr (non-benefitted)
Employment Dates: 
6/4/2018 to 11/2/2018

About the position

The Department is seeking a temporary Fisheries Biological Aides (non-benefitted) to work as part of 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.

Dates Needed:

This position is a 5-month (non-benefitted) Biological Aide –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.
Responsibilities: 
Biological Aide will work both 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 have some familiarity with the use of 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 assist with general operation and maintenance of equipment, boats, and vehicles.
Qualifications: 
Demonstrated progress toward a B.S. in fisheries management (or related field) and experience with fish sampling methods. This position will require working in inclement weather for long periods of time. 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.
Contact: 
Jordan Messner
Phone: 
208-756-2271
Open until filled