About the position
DATE(S) NEEDED: Dependent upon river conditions and fish numbers. Two positions approximately mid-February 2019 through mid-June 2019 (not to exceed 680 hours). One position approximately early March 2019 through June 2019 (not to exceed 680 hours).
JOB DESCRIPTION: The IDFG Smolt Monitoring Project uses large fish traps to collect data on Chinook salmon and steelhead trout migration. One trap is located on the Snake River near Lewiston and one is located on the Salmon River near White Bird. Incumbents will be based in Lewiston. One technician will mainly work in Lewiston and two will mainly work in White Bird. However, the incumbents will work at both locations as needed. Some night and weekend work will be required.
Incumbents must be able to lift/carry up to 60 lbs. with occasional lifting/carrying up to 100 lbs. for short distances and work long, strenuous hours in extreme weather conditions with or without reasonable accommodations.
Useful Skills: Good knowledge of anadromous fishes, working knowledge of PIT-tagging procedures, computers, mechanics, chain saws, power boat operation, the ability to work independently, and motivate others.