Fisheries Research Data Technician - Sawtooth Fish Hatchery, 7 mo.

Location: 
Sawtooth Fish Hatchery-Stanley
Application Period: 
1/26/2018 to 2/19/2018
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
$10.50 per hour, plus competitive benefits.
Employment Dates: 
3/12/2018 to 9/28/2018

About the position

The Sawtooth Fish Hatchery is seeking one Fisheries Research Data Technician (benefited) to assist with steelhead trout and Chinook salmon trapping, spawning, and rearing, and to assist with the associated data collection and data entry.

Dates Needed: March 12, 2018 through September 28, 2018.

General Information: 
With or without reasonable accommodations, incumbents must be able to stand and work in cold water for up to five hours per shift; lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 60 pounds; and working in extreme weather conditions. Dormitory style housing is provided free of charge.

Incumbents will work 40 hours per week. Work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, occasional weekend work rotations will be required.
Responsibilities: 
Assist in the trapping, spawning, and rearing of steelhead trout and Chinook salmon at the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery. Assist with trapping and spawning data collection and data entry using spreadsheets and the Hatchery Database Fish Inventory System (FINS). Perform routine fish culture duties such as feeding fish, cleaning and caring for fish rearing vessels, and maintaining grounds and equipment.
Qualifications: 
Applicants must be able to work independently and follow set protocols while accurately collecting data. Applicants must be well organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, and safety conscious. Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Applicants should have intermediate level of competency in using Microsoft Excel (filtering data, using mathematical and logical functions, using pivot tables) and the willingness to learn using the Hatchery Database Fish Inventory System (FINS). Fisheries related experience and education strongly preferred, but not required.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1030221 at https://labor.idaho.gov.)
  2. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (see link below)
  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: Steeve Pomerleau
    • HC 64 Box 9905
    • Stanley, ID 83278
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Mr. Steeve Pomerleau
Phone: 
208-774-3684
Fax: 
208-774-3413
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)