Fisheries Biological Aide - Resident Fish Crew #1

Location: 
Lewiston
Application Period: 
1/7/2019 to 2/1/2019
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
$10.35/hour, non-benefited , housing not provided
Employment Dates: 
4/1/2019 to 8/16/2019

About the position

Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game (Clearwater Region) is seeking a temporary Fisheries Biological Aide (non-benefited) to work as part of it's resident fisheries management crew. 

General Information: 
Work in beautiful north-central Idaho on a fisheries management crew! Conduct resident fish surveys on regional lakes and rivers to assist with the management of these fisheries for recreational fishing opportunities and the long-term conservation of Idaho’s natural resources. Crew schedule will be highly variable with weekend and holiday work required.

With or without reasonable accommodations, applicants must be able to work in extreme weather, handle live and dead fish, hike long distances in extremely rough terrain while carrying a 40-50 lb. pack, stand/work in cold water for up to 10 hours per day, work underwater using snorkeling equipment, and lift/carry equipment up to 60 lbs for short distances. Experience with operating and towing boats up to 20', and backing boats down boat ramps is preferred.

Responsibilities: 
In 2018, we will be focusing on small reservoir management in 10 regional reservoirs. Duties will primarily consist of conducting creel surveys (interviewing anglers) at regional reservoirs. Other duties will include assisting with boat electrofishing and netting surveys, limnology and zooplankton sampling, vegetation and habitat surveys, tagging fish for angler exploitation surveys, teaching children to fish, operation and basic maintenance of department trucks, boats, and other sampling equipment, and data entry. Work schedule will be highly variable with weekend and holiday work required.
Qualifications: 
Minimum one year of college in fisheries, biology, or related studies, or equivalent in training and experience preferred. A valid driver’s license is required.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1153655 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 the completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment via email (preferred) or by mail to:
    • Idaho Department of Fish and Game
    • Attention: Robert Hand
    • 3316 16th St.
    • Lewiston, ID 83501
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Robert Robert Hand Hand
Phone: 
208-750-4209
Open until filled