This is approximately an 8 month, full time, benefitted, temporary position. Employment starting date is early April to May 1, 2018.
**FREE IDFG Housing (Camp Trailer) is available but NO PETS!!
This position involves assisting McCall regional fisheries staff in the supervision of a work crew of two to three people conducting various field projects and fishery surveys on streams, lakes, and alpine lakes in the McCall area. This position requires operating outboard boats and four-wheel drive trucks, boat and backpack electrofishing, snorkeling, water sampling and chemistry analysis, gill and trap netting, habitat surveys, maintenance and repair of equipment, and recording and entering data into databases and other various assignments.
Qualifications include: Prefer 3 years minimum of college credits in fisheries, wildlife, biology, or related field. Applicants should have some knowledge of; life history, anatomy, and ecology of various fish species; identifying various fish species; operating a boat and outboard motor. Applicants with experience with boat and stream electrofishing, gillnetting, stream surveys and other fisheries techniques will be given preference! May be required to travel to remote locations for fish sampling operations some of which may be overnight for multiple days. This position involves walking up to ten miles a day with large backpack over rugged terrain, mountains and along stream banks; standing and working in cold water for up to eight hours per shift; lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 60 pounds with occasional lifting and carrying up to 100 pounds for short distances; and working in extreme weather conditions. The handling of dying, dead, and decaying fish is often required with this position.