Fish Transport Operator

Nampa Fish Hatchery
Application Period: 
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$13.66-$14.64 per hour, Plus Competitive Benefits!
Employment Dates: 
2/26/2018 to 10/26/2018

About the position


The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is currently recruiting for the position of Fish Transport Operator. Fish Transport Operators are skilled truck drivers stationed at Department fish hatcheries. Responsibilities include various on-station fisheries tasks in addition to the focus on transporting fish from hatcheries and stocking them into waters across the state. The current vacancy is a benefited temporary eight-month appointment. This temporary position is intended to provide experience and develop skills that will make the appointee a competitive candidate for full-time positions that are to be hired later in 2018. The temporary position will be stationed at the Nampa Fish Hatchery.



General Information: 
Incumbents must, with or without reasonable accommodations, be capable of lifting and carrying 60+ lbs. Work includes climbing on and off fish transport trucks, repetitive handling and feeding of fish, and standing and working in cold water for up to eight hours per shift. Incumbents work with toxic chemicals and around heavy dust, high voltage, loud noises, and slippery surfaces. Work is conducted in all weather conditions. Irregular work schedules are frequent; weekend, holiday, and evening work is required.
Loads fish at hatcheries and delivers them within rigid time frames to designated locations; determines numbers of fish which can be transported based on poundage and tank capacity and ensures fish health and safety in transit. Operates and maintains manual diesel and gas powered tractor-trailer transports and/or 10-wheel truck with 2-axle pull trailer and related equipment used to transport live fish; drives over varied terrain including back-country roads and on boat ramps which may exceed 14% grade. Operates and maintains equipment required for live-fish transport such as liquid oxygen cylinders and distribution systems, electric generator systems, and water agitation systems. Operates and maintains hatchery equipment, performs minor repairs to vehicles, tractors, mowers, saws, and other hatchery equipment. Keeps records and contributes to hatchery reports. Conducts hatchery tours and explains operation. Basic fish culture duties as assigned, such as cleaning rearing containers, feeding fish, collecting mortalities. Performs related work.
Good knowledge of: safe operation of large tankers and tractor-trailer transports; Idaho and I.C.C. traffic safety laws; safe driving practices. Some knowledge of loading and transporting live fish. Experience: operating a manual tractor-trailer transport and/or 10-wheel truck with 2-axle pull trailer safely on back-country roads and mountainous terrain and highways; performing minor maintenance and emergency repairs on vehicles; operating and maintaining auxiliary equipment to include pressurized gas cylinders and electric generator systems used in truck transport; preparing maintenance reports. Must have a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with air brakes and tank vehicle endorsement to operate manual transport vehicles
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: Bob Becker
    • 3806 S. Powerline Rd.
    • Nampa, ID 83686
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Bob Becker
Open until filled