Serve as field crew leader of a seasonal fisheries management team conducting resident fish population surveys in IDFG’s Panhandle Region.
Two positions are available; one for an 8-month benefited employee and another for a 5-month non-benefited employee.
The start dates will preferably be some time during mid March to early April. Start is flexible and can be changed to accommodate the schedule of the selected applicant.
Technicians are responsible for conducting surveys in various water bodies throughout the region and managing associated sampling data. Incumbents should be familiar with common fish sampling techniques including electrofishing, snorkeling, tagging, and netting. Incumbents will be expected to perform general operation and maintenance of equipment, boats, and vehicles. Schedule will typically be 40 hrs/week (Monday–Friday), but work schedules may vary. Some weekend or holiday work may be required.
B.S. degree in fisheries management, ecology, or related field; or equivalent in training and experience. 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 should have excellent interpersonal skills and a desire to work effectively in a team and interact positively with the public. 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.