Fisheries Biological Aide (Fisheries Research) ***MULTIPLE OPENINGS!!!***

Application Period: 
1/6/2022 to 2/28/2022
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$11.25 per hour
Employment Dates: 
4/4/2022 to 8/31/2022

About the position

The Fisheries Research Office in Nampa, Idaho is seeking 4-5 temporary Fisheries Biological Aides ($11.25/hr. DOE; non-benefited) to work as members of a fisheries research team assisting with work on three projects (Wild Trout Evaluations, Hatchery Trout Evaluations, and Lake and Reservoir Research). These positions will consist of fieldwork throughout Idaho from April  – August (start and end dates are flexible).

General Information: 
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.

How to Apply
  1. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment at
  1. Submit cover letter, resume, three references, and a completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment via email (preferred) or mail to:

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Attention: Luciano Chiaramonte

1414 E Locust Lane

Nampa, ID 83686

  1. Contact: Luciano Chiaramonte


phone: (208) 854-8906

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Luciano Chiaramonte
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)