Fisheries Research Data Technician (5 positions)

Application Period: 
4/4/2018 to 5/27/2018
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$10.50 per hour
Employment Dates: 

About the position

The Salmon Region is seeking five (5) Fisheries Research Data Technicians (non-benefited) to conduct angler creel surveys during the 2018 upper Salmon River spring Chinook Salmon fishery.

General Information: 
Incumbents will work 40 hours per week. Each day will have two shifts. The morning shift runs from 6:00am to 2:00pm and the afternoon shift runs from 2:00pm to 10:00pm. The shift requires incumbents to work both weekend days with two weekdays off.
Incumbents must be able to stand for long periods of time, hike over rough and rugged terrain, safely drive for multiple hours per shift, and work in adverse weather conditions with or without reasonable accommodations.

Dates Needed: Mid-June through August 10th, 2018. Start and end dates depend on Chinook Salmon run timing and harvest share quota.
Collect and record Chinook Salmon harvest and effort data from anglers, collect biological samples, and assist with data entry if needed.
Applicants must be able to interact with the public in a professional and positive manner, work independently, drive for long periods of time under variable road conditions, and follow set protocols while accurately collecting data. Applicants should be detail oriented, self-motivated, and safety conscious. Good handwriting is a plus. Education leading toward a B.S. or equivalent in fisheries, wildlife management, biology, or other natural resources related field is preferred. Must possess a valid driver's license.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1073631 at
  2. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (see link below)
  3. 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: Brent Beller
    • 99 Highway 93 N
    • Salmon, ID 83467
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Brent Beller
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)