Fisheries Biological Aide

Location: 
Springfield Fish Hatchery
Application Period: 
10/2/2018 to 10/31/2018
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
$10.35 per hour

About the position

Springfield Fish Hatchery is a production facility responsible for rearing Endangered Species Act listed Snake River Sockeye Salmon. The Springfield Fish Hatchery is seeking four temporary Fisheries Biological Aides (non-benefited) to perform routine duties associated with fish culture and help maintaining grounds and facility. Negotiable start dates with first beginning on December 3, 2018, and the last one starting February 4, 2019.

General Information: 
Incumbents must, with or without reasonable accommodations, be able to stand and work in adverse weather conditions, sometimes working in cold water for up to eight hours per shift, lift and carry up to 50 pounds, work all shifts including a weekend rotation and some holidays. Dormitory style housing is provided on site, but not mandatory. Most work days are from 7:30am to 4:00pm and generally work 40 hours per week.
Responsibilities: 
Routine duties are, but are not limited to: weighing fish feed and feeding fish; cleaning and caring for fish in rearing units; data collection; data entry; sampling fish; maintaining grounds and equipment; operating landscaping equipment; power washing raceways; cleaning offices and hatchery facilities.
Qualifications: 
Applicants must be able to work well in a team environment and independently as needed, take direction and follow protocols effectively. Applicants must be well organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, responsible, and safety conscious. Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Fisheries related experience and education is strongly preferred, but not required.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1123718 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:
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Brandon Filloon
Phone: 
208-328-9945
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)