This position requires travel with a research team throughout Idaho for periods of up to eight (8) days. Incumbent will work a minimum of 40 hours per week. With or without reasonable accommodations, incumbents must be able to work and camp in adverse weather conditions, hike long distances (>9 mi.) in rough terrain, operate ATVs and four (4) wheel drive vehicles in steep/rough terrain, and lift/carry equipment up to 50 lbs. Camping equipment, food and beverages, and transportation are provided to and from field sites. No housing is provided. Work schedules may include some weekends and early or late hours.
Duties may include electrofishing streams, rivers, and lakes (nighttime); backpacking; operating, transporting and trailering outboard/jet motor boats; gill netting alpine/lowland lakes; stocking fish; tagging fish and collecting biological samples; maintaining and repairing equipment (sampling equipment, vehicles, etc.); and collecting, recording, and managing data.
At a minimum applicants should have some knowledge of life history, anatomy, and ecology of various fish species. The incumbent must have a valid driver's license. Enrollment in a Fisheries or related program is a plus. The ability to collect and manage data, navigate with topographical maps/GPS, work well independently and with others, good handwriting, attention to detail, and professional conduct are all competitive qualities.