Fisheries Technician

Location: 
Henrys Lake Fisheries Management Station
Application Period: 
12/3/2018
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
12.31
Employment Dates: 
2/4/2019 to 6/30/2019

About the position

Dates Needed: The tentative dates for this position are February 4th, 2019 to June 30th, 2019. There is an opportunity to extend this position following a 30 day layoff period following June 30th. Extension will be dependent upon department need and employee performance.

The Henrys Lake Fisheries Management Station is seeking one (1) temporary Fisheries Technician position. This position is non-benefited and will work 40 hours per week. Work schedules will include some weekends and holidays.

General Information: 
Applicants must, with or without reasonable accommodations, work in inclement weather, handle live and dead fish, stand and work in cold water for long periods of time, operate outboard motor boats, and walk several miles over rugged terrain. Housing is not available for this position.
Responsibilities: 
If selected, this individual will assist the Regional Fisheries Biologist in routine hatchery egg rearing, fish population studies and habitat restoration projects.

Hatchery work responsibilities include: assisting with the Yellowstone Cutthroat trout spawn, taking biological samples from fish, monitoring spawning and egg incubation environments, collecting and recording biological data, performing routine egg incubation duties such as cleaning and caring for egg rearing vessels, operating hatchery and fish equipment and inspecting equipment to insure proper working order, maintaining grounds and equipment, and other duties as assigned.

Fish population responsibilities include: Collecting and recording fisheries data, accurate trout identification, collecting and recording angler efforts, harvest and catch data, assisting with electrofishing, gillnetting and fry trapping surveys, biological sampling of fish and assisting with habitat restoration projects.
Qualifications: 
Minimum qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.
Desired qualifications: It is preferred that applicants possess or are currently working towards a B.S. degree in a Fisheries/Biological Science or related field, but not required. Applicants must be able to work and interact with the public in a professional and positive manner, be detail oriented, self-motivated, safety conscious and follow set protocols while performing their duties.
How to Apply

1. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment found at the following link: https://idfg.idaho.gov/jobs/application-temporary

2. Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references by e-mail (preferred) to Jenn Vincent (jenn.vincent@idfg.idaho.gov) or mail to:

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Attention: Jennifer Vincent

3850 Highway 87

Island Park, ID, 83429

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Jenn Vincent
Phone: 
208-270-2617
Open until filled