Fisheries Bioaide (2 positions available)

Coeur d'Alene
Application Period: 
1/3/2019 to 2/1/2019
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$10.60 per hour
Employment Dates: 
5/20/2019 to 8/23/2019

About the position

The Panhandle Region is seeking two temporary Bioaides (non-benefitted) to work as part of our fisheries population management group in Coeur d'Alene.  Bioaides will assist our team with fishery surveys on a variety of water bodies throughout the region, primarily in the Kootenai, Pend Oreille, and Spokane river drainages in north Idaho.  Start and end dates for these positions are flexible and approximate to a summer school schedule.  

General Information: 
Work as part of a fisheries management crew in IDFG’s Panhandle Region. Our regional fisheries management team carries out a variety of fish population monitoring and assessment programs throughout the northernmost part of the state.
Primary responsibility of the incumbents will be to assist with field sampling and data management associated with various fishery management projects in north Idaho. Incumbents will be expected to work closely with project partners and interact positively with the public on a day-to-day basis. Schedule will typically be 40 hrs/week (Monday–Friday), but work schedules may vary. Some weekend or holiday work may be required.
Demonstrated progress toward a B.S. in fisheries management (or related field) and experience with fish sampling methods. This position will require working in inclement weather for long periods of time. As such, the ability to maintain a positive attitude and uncompromising work ethic through uncomfortable conditions is very important. Applicants must be able to handle live and dead fish, hike long distances in rough terrain while carrying up to 50 lbs, stand/work in cold water for long periods of time, work underwater using snorkel equipment, and lift/carry up to 60 lbs. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply
  1. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (see link below)
  2. Submit a cover letter, 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: Carson Watkins
    • 2885 W Kathleen Ave
    • Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Carson Watkins
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)