Fisheries Biological Aide - Sawtooth Fish Hatchery (1 position, 8 months)

Location: 
Sawtooth Fish Hatchery - Stanley
Application Period: 
1/4/2019 to 2/15/2019
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
$10.35/hour, plus competitive benefits
Employment Dates: 
3/11/2019 to 11/1/2019

About the position

Sawtooth Fish Hatchery is seeking one (1) Fisheries Biological Aide (benefited) to assist with trapping, spawning, and rearing of steelhead trout and Chinook salmon in Stanley.

Dates Needed:

March 11, 2019 through November 1, 2019 (some flexibility available with exact start and end dates)

General Information: 
With or without reasonable accommodations, incumbents must be able to stand and work in cold water for up to five hours per shift, lift and carry equipment weighing up to 60 pounds, and work in extreme weather conditions. Dormitory style housing is provided free of charge.

Incumbents will work 40 hours per week. Work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Occasional weekend work rotations will be required.
Responsibilities: 
Assist in the trapping and spawning of steelhead trout and Chinook salmon; perform routine fish culture duties, including feeding fish, weighing out fish feed, and cleaning and caring for fish rearing vessels; clean and maintain facilities, grounds, and equipment; interact with the public in a professional and positive manner and assist with hatchery tours.
Qualifications: 
Applicants must be able to work independently and follow set protocols, and be well organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, and safety conscious. Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license.

Fisheries related experience and education strongly preferred, but not required.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1151849 at https://labor.idaho.gov.)
  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: Sylvia Hamilton
    • HC 64 Box 9905
    • Stanley, ID 83278
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Sylvia Hamilton
Phone: 
(208) 774-3684
Fax: 
(208)774-3413
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)