Fishery Technician - Idaho Steelhead Monitoring and Evaluation Study (multiple positions benefited and non-benefited)

Application Period: 
12/10/2018 to 1/18/2019
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$12.41 per hour, Plus Competitive Benefits
Employment Dates: 
2/14/2019 to 11/15/2019

About the position

The Clearwater Region is seeking multiple temporary Fishery Technicians to work on the Idaho Steelhead Monitoring and Evaluation Study.

Positions Available:

8-month benefited position: late February – early November (Dates flexible)

8-month non-benefited position: late February – early November (Dates flexible)

General Information: 
The Idaho Steelhead Monitoring and Evaluation Study examines trends in population parameters by sampling and analyzing information from adult and juvenile fish sampled at tributary traps. Incumbents must with or with reasonable accommodations be able to work a variable schedule under adverse weather conditions, lift and carry/pack up to 60 lbs.
Operating a rotary screw trap and maintaining an adult fish weir under variable weather conditions. The technicians are expected to handle and PIT tag juvenile salmonids, collect biological data from juvenile and adult steelhead, maintain field equipment, and manage data. Other duties include operating winches, chainsaws, and power tools, and conducting spawning ground surveys to identify redds and record biological data from carcasses.

These are field positions based out of the Lewiston regional office. Field work will be conducted remotely at the study sites in Idaho on Fish Creek (Lochsa River drainage) about 45 miles east of Kooskia and the Lochsa River at Lowell. Housing and food will be provided during the work shift. The working schedule is highly variable and includes weekends and holidays.
It is preferred that applicants have a B.S. degree in fisheries or related field; or the equivalent from job experience and training. Individuals with experience operating screw traps, weirs, PIT tagging, collecting and organizing biological data from both adult and juvenile salmonids will be given preference. Preference will also be given to individuals with experience in the use of chainsaws and other power tools and whitewater safety. Demonstration of good computer and data management skills are required. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1145992 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: Marika Dobos
    • 3316 16th St.
    • Lewiston, ID 83501
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Marika Dobos
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)