Fisheries Technician – Upper Snake Region (2 positions)

Location: 
Idaho Falls
Application Period: 
2/8/2018 to 2/17/2018
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
$12.31 per hour

About the position

We are looking to hire two non-benefitted Fisheries Technicians in the Upper Snake Region to work primarily on the South Fork Snake and Teton rivers. Duties will include operating and maintaining weirs, performing electrofishing surveys (boat and backpack), gillnetting, conducting creel surveys, and assisting with habitat restoration projects. The focus of these positions is primarily the conservation of native Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout through management and habitat restoration efforts. The time frame for these positions is from May 14 through September 22, 2018. The duty station is Idaho Falls. The pay rate is $12.31/hr. The closing date for this announcement is February 17, 2018.

General Information: 
With or without reasonable accommodations, incumbents may be required to travel to remote locations for fish tagging, trapping, or sampling operations. These positions involve walking several miles over rugged terrain and along stream banks; standing and working in cold water for up to five hours per shift; lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 60 pounds with occasional lifting and carrying up to 100 pounds for short distances; working in extreme weather conditions. Incumbents will work 40 hours per week. Work schedules vary weekly and will sometimes include weekends and holidays. Housing is not available for these positions.
Responsibilities: 
Accurately collect and record data, manually sort trout species by phenotype at weirs, accurately collect and record angler effort, harvest, and catch data, assist with electrofishing and gillnetting surveys, and assist with habitat restoration projects.
Qualifications: 
Minimum qualifications: Some knowledge of: life history, anatomy, and ecology of various fish species. Experience: recording, summarizing, and analyzing scientific data; identifying various fish species; operating a boat and outboard motor; diagnosing and repairing minor mechanical problems. Valid driver’s license.
Desired qualifications: It is preferable that applicants can interact with the public and coworkers in a professional and positive manner, work independently, and follow set protocols while accurately collecting data. Applicants should be detail oriented, self-motivated, and safety conscious. Education background in a Fisheries-related B.S. degree is preferred, but not required.
How to Apply

Complete an IDFG Temporary Employment Application form https://idfg.idaho.gov/jobs/application-temporary

Submit a resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment via email (preferred) or mail:

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Attention: Brett High

4279 Commerce Circle

Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Contact: Brett High

Email: brett.high@idfg.idaho.gov

Phone: 208-525-7290

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Brett High
Phone: 
208-525-7290
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