Fisheries Technician - East For Trap Tender (2 positions, 3 months)

East Fork of the Salmon River, at a satellite trap of the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery - Stanley
Application Period: 
1/7/2019 to 2/15/2019
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$12.41 per hour
Employment Dates: 
3/11/2019 to 5/24/2019

About the position

The Sawtooth Fish Hatchery is seeking two (2) Fishery Technicians – Trap Tenders (non-benefited) to trap and spawn steelhead at a remote satellite facility on the East Fork of the Salmon River.

Dates Needed:  March 11, 2019 through May 24, 2019 (some flexibility available with exact start and end dates)

General Information: 
Incumbents will be based at the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery in Stanley, but will require working independently, traveling, and overnight stays at a remote satellite facility on the East Fork of the Salmon River. Dormitory style housing is provided free of charge at both locations. 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.

Incumbents will work 40 hours per week on a 10 day rotation. Work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Operate and maintain a steelhead trout trap and spawning station located in a remote area on the East Fork of the Salmon River. Sort, organize, and inventory fish in the trap. Collect biological samples and spawn steelhead trout. Maintain trapping records and data entry. Other responsibilities will include: assisting in the trapping and spawning of steelhead trout at the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery and performing routine fish culture duties such as feeding fish, cleaning and caring for fish rearing vessels, and maintaining grounds and equipment.
Applicants must be able to work independently and follow set protocols while accurately collecting data. Applicants must be well organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, safety conscious, and have good communication skills. 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 1152235 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:
    • 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.
Sylvia Hamilton
(208) 774-3684
(208) 774-3413
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)