Fisheries Research Data Technician – 8 Month Position

Location: 
Clearwater Fish Hatchery, Ahsahka, ID
Application Period: 
6/27/2018 to 7/27/2018
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
$10.77 per hour plus benefits
Employment Dates: 
7/30/2018 to 3/30/2019

About the position

The Clearwater Fish Hatchery is seeking a Fisheries Data Technician to conduct data entry, data tracking, and record keeping including the maintaining of databases.  This position is a temporary eight (8) month benefited position.  The work schedules are irregular and can consist of a 40-50 hour week and will include occasional weekends.  Dorm housing is provided.

Dates Needed: JULY 30, 2018 – MARCH 30, 2019. START DATE IS TENTATIVE AND FLEXIBLE

General Information: 
Extended travel will be required at times to remote locations for fish sampling operations. This position involves standing and working in cold water and for up to eight hours per shift; lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 50 pounds with occasional lifting and carrying up to 60 pounds for short distances; and working in extreme weather conditions.
Responsibilities: 
With or without reasonable accommodations, incumbent must be able to perform data entry in a fast paced environment, ability to multi task, data tracking, and record keeping including the maintaining of databases. Additional responsibilities to be performed will also include general fish culture duties (cleaning and sweeping rearing containers, sample counts, weighing and feeding of fish feed, etc.), hatchery maintenance and upkeep, as well as fish transport and releases. Some duties may require extended stays overnight in remote locations.
Qualifications: 
College coursework toward BS degree in Fisheries, Wildlife Management, other related areas of study or equivalent knowledge that is typically gained through previous experience as a biological aide is strongly encouraged but not required. Applicants should have some knowledge of; life history, anatomy, and ecology of various fish species; identifying various fish species; operating power tools and general maintenance and repair skills.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1089206 at https://labor.idaho.gov.)
  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: Tony Folsom
    • 118 Hatchery Roe Drive
    • Ahsahka, ID 83520
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Tony Folsom
Phone: 
208-476-3331
Fax: 
208-476-3548
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)