Fisheries Technician – Rotary Screw Trap Tender (Stanley, ID)

Application Period: 
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$12.78 per hour, non-benefitted
Employment Dates: 
7/14/2020 to 11/13/2020

About the position

Nampa Research is seeking one temporary Fisheries Technician to assist with our Wild Salmon and Steelhead Project. This is a four-month non-benefitted position from mid-July to mid-November. The work site is located in Stanley, Idaho.

Dates needed: 7/14/2020 to 11/13/2020

General Information: 
This position is based from the Nampa Research office where Technicians operate and maintain two rotary screw traps. The work sites are on Marsh Creek and upper Salmon River at the Sawtooth Hatchery. The work schedule is typically eight days on with six days off, including weekends and some holidays. A camp trailer and groceries are provided during the work shift.
Incumbents must be able to lift and carry up to 60 pounds with occasional lifting and carrying up to 100 pounds for short distances, with or without reasonable accommodations. This position often involves working in cold water for long periods in variable and often adverse weather conditions.
Technicians are responsible for maintaining and operating two rotary screw traps. Typical trap duties include: Collecting and PIT-tagging juvenile steelhead and Chinook salmon, measuring and weighing fish, collecting genetic and scale samples, mounting scales for aging, recording biological information, data entry on a laptop computer, routine QA/QC of field data, maintaining field equipment, camp trailers and fleet vehicles.
Applicants should have a BS degree in fisheries or related field or the equivalent from job experience and training. Individuals that have experience operating screw traps, implanting PIT tags, collecting biological data from both adult and juvenile salmonids will receive preference. Proficiency in Windows based software such as Word, Access, and Excel is essential for the position. Experience towing and backing trailers, operating ATV’s, 4x4 vehicles, chain saws, winches and a variety of power tools is desired. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1277279 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: Ron Roberts
    • 1414 E. Locust Ln.
    • Nampa, ID 83686
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Ron Roberts
(208) 854-8917
Open until filled