Fisheries Technician - Rotary Screw Trap Tender (1 Position)

Application Period: 
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
12.91 per hour, non-benefitted
Employment Dates: 
6/20/2019 to 11/19/2019

About the position

Sampling juvenile anadromous salmonid emigrants is an integral part of overall status and trend monitoring of threatened populations of salmon and steelhead. The individual chosen for this position will be one of two technicians who will work in rotating multi-day shifts to operate a rotary screw trap located at the University of Idaho's Taylor Ranch Field Station, within the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. This position is non-benefitted, with a 5-month term of employment.

General Information: 
Employee will maintain a juvenile fish trap at the University of Idaho's Taylor Ranch Field Station, located within the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Access to Taylor Ranch is by charter plane, with flight costs paid by the Department. Per diem and housing is provided while on duty. Duty schedule is typically 8 to 10 days on followed by 4 to 6 days off, but will vary. Information about living and working at Taylor Ranch can be found at
Primary responsibilities include handling, identifying, and PIT tagging juvenile salmonids, and managing associated databases. Maintaining the trap and all associated equipment. Other duties include assisting with related fisheries research and management activities conducted from the McCall office. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: B.S. degree in fisheries, biology, or related field; or equivalent in training and experience. Individuals with experience in the above listed activities, and experience working independently will be given preference.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1152620 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:
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Josh Poole
Open until filled