Fisheries Biological Aide - Fish Trap Tender

Warm Lake / McCall Fish Hatchery
Application Period: 
2/7/2018 to 3/31/2018
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$10.50 per hour
Employment Dates: 
6/1/2018 to 9/7/2018

About the position

The McCall fish hatchery is looking for 3 individuals to staff the South Fork Salmon River adult chinook trap from June through September.  The South Fork trap is located one mile north of the Warm Lake highway on the South Fork Salmon River 22 miles east of Cascade and is the remote satellite egg collection facility for the McCall Fish Hatchery.  

General Information: 
Individuals selected for this position will be required to work and stay 10 day stints at the Warm Lake site and then off for 4 days. A generous Per diem is provided. Start and ending employment dates may be negotiable.
Individuals will be responsible for all daily duties which help to ensure the proper and efficient operation of the South Fork Salmon adult salmon trap near Warm Lake. These duties include but are not limited to: processing trapped adult salmon, monitoring fish behavior in holding ponds, intense monitoring of river and weather conditions, cleaning fish tanks and ponds, building, grounds, and light equipment maintenance, giving facility tours to interested parties, and assisting regional biologists with monitoring and evaluation activities.
Individuals who have prior aquaculture or fisheries experience and/or are enrolled in or hold an associates degree or higher in a biology related field will be given preference. Individuals must have strong communication and record keeping skills and be able to work well independently or in a group setting. Individuals must also be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and work in cold water for up to 8 hours per shift.
How to Apply

1.) Register with Idaho Job Service on the Idaho Department of Labor website - job reference number 1034154
2.) Electronically submit a resume including 3 references with current contact information, a cover letter, and an IDFG application for temporary employment, (can be found on the IDFG website), to

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Mr. Jamie Mitchell
please email or call
Open until filled