Fisheries Technician

Coeur d'Alene
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Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$12.31 per hour
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About the position

The Panhandle Region is seeking a temporary fisheries technician ( 5-month non-benefited) to work as part of our fisheries population management group in Coeur d'Alene.  The technician will assist our team by implementing fieldwork and data management associated with fishery surveys that will be conducted on a variety of water bodies throughout the region, primarily in the Kootenai, Pend Oreille, and Spokane river drainages in north Idaho.  

General Information: 
Serve as field crew leader of a seasonal fisheries management team conducting resident fish population surveys in IDFG’s Panhandle Region.

The start date will preferably be some time during early to mid April. Start date 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.
How to Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume (including contact information for 3 references), and a completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment Form (link below). E-mail (preferred) or mail applications to:

Carson Watkins
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
2885 W. Kathleen Ave.
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

(208) 770-3768

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
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