Fisheries Biological Aide – Smolt Monitoring Project

Lewiston, Idaho
Application Period: 
11/20/2018 to 1/4/2019
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$10.35 per hour; Non-benefited.
Employment Dates: 
3/9/2019 to 5/25/2019

About the position

The IDFG Smolt Monitoring Project uses large fish traps to collect data on 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.  Incumbent will mainly work in Lewiston but may also be required to assist at the White Bird trap.  This is a weekend only position during the school year.

General Information: 
Room and board will be provided for the White Bird trap location. Room and board are not provided while working in Lewiston.

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.
Processing fish at large fish traps to collect Chinook salmon and steelhead trout migration data. The incumbent will be responsible for monitoring the trap and reporting any issues.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Some knowledge of fish life history, anatomy, and ecology preferred. Ability to handle live and dead fish. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.

Useful Skills: Some knowledge of anadromous fishes, computers, mechanics, chain saws, power boat operation, the ability to work independently, have a high level of attention to detail, ability to work in extreme weather conditions, and handle live fish.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1140759 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: SCOTT PUTNAM
    • 3316 16TH STREET
    • LEWISTON, ID 83501
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)