About the position
The Magic Valley Region Fishery Program is seeking one (1) temporary Fishery Biological Aide (non- benefited) to assist the Regional Fishery Biologist in monitoring the region's fish population and conducting angler surveys.
Dates Needed: This is an 4.75 month position starting early April. There is opportunity to extend this position following a 30 day layoff period after 4.75 months. Extension would be dependent upon Department need and employee performance.
Incumbents must be able to (with or without reasonable accommodations) lift/carry up to 60 lbs. for short distances and work long, strenuous hours in extreme weather conditions.
Successful applicant will assist the Regional Fishery Biolgist in sampling Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, and Tiger Muskee. May be required to travel to remote locations for fish sampling operations some of which may be overnight for multiple days.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants either with a degree or in progress of obtaining a degree in biologically oriented majors (e.g. fisheries management, biology, conservation, etc.) . Preference will also be given to applicants with some knowledge of and/or experience in: 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.
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.