Fishery Technician Temporary (non-benefitted)

Location: 
Duty station primarily at Eagle Fish Hatchery, field work located in Stanley Idaho.
Application Period: 
7/2/2018 to 7/16/2018
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
$12.41
Employment Dates: 
7/17/2018 to 11/30/2018

About the position

About the position

The Sockeye salmon research group is seeking a temporary Fishery Technician to assist with trapping, tagging, genetic sample collection, angler survey, trawl, and adult salmon hauling activities during 2018. This project handles juvenile salmon (April – June) and adult anadromous sockeye salmon (July-October) as well as angler surveys on Redfish Lake, and trawl surveys on several bodies of water in central Idaho. The official duty station is Eagle Fish Hatchery, but the majority of field activities occur in the Sawtooth basin near Stanley Idaho. Housing, food, and transportation will be provided while in the field (camp trailers, camp groceries).

Dates Needed:

to be filled from July to the end of November (not to exceed 840 hours). Employees will work a total of 840 hours.

 

 

General Information: 
Housing, food, and transportation will be provided while in the field, but will not be provided upon return to Eagle Fish Hatchery.
Incumbents must be able to with or without reasonable accommodations lift/carry up to 60 lbs. with occasional lifting/carrying up to 100 lbs. for short distances. Must be able to work in the field for up to five days in a row, working conditions include standing for long periods of time and working in extremely cold water temperatures.
Responsibilities: 
Trap fish to collect biological data, PIT tag fish, collect genetic samples, provide daily reports, participate in angler surveys, assist with trawl sampling, maintain trapping equipment and facilities. Work also includes assisting at Eagle Fish Hatchery with typical hatchery duties (fish culture, cleaning, grounds maintenance).
Qualifications: 
Some knowledge of life history, anatomy, and ecology of anadromous and resident fish species. Good knowledge of fish handling, marking, and PIT tagging (preferred, but not required). Experience recording, summarizing, and analyzing scientific data using personal computers. Experience identifying various fish species, using power equipment, power boat operation, trailer towing skills. A bachelor’s degree, or education towards a degree is preferred. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply

Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1090965) at https://labor.idaho.gov. Complete an IDFG application for temporary employment ( https://idfg.idaho.gov/) go to the About tab, and click on Employment. Submit a letter of interest, resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG application for temporary employment (preferable by email) to: Kurtis Plaster Idaho Department of Fish and Game 1800 Trout Rd. Eagle ID 83616 kurtis.plaster@idfg.idaho.gov or by fax: (208) 939-2415

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Mr. Kurtis E Plaster
Phone: 
208-939-4114 (#1, then #4)
Open until filled