Fisheries Biological Aide – Smolt Monitoring Project

Lewiston, ID
Application Period: 
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$10.35 per hour; Non-benefited.
Employment Dates: 
3/9/2019 to 5/25/2019

About the position

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is  great opportunity for weekend work during the school year.  The IDFG Smolt Monitoring Project uses large fish traps to collect data on salmon and steelhead trout migration. One trap is located on the Snake River near Lewiston and one is located on the Salmon River near White Bird. Incumbent will mainly work in Lewiston but may also be required to assist at the White Bird trap.

DATE(S) NEEDED: Dependent upon river conditions and fish numbers. Approximately March 9, 2019 through May 2019, with possible extension (not to exceed 400 hours). Approximately 16-20 hours per week. Weekends only during the school year.

General Information: 
Incumbents must be able to lift/carry up to 60 lbs. with occasional lifting/carrying up to 100 lbs. for short distances and work long, strenuous hours in extreme weather conditions with or without reasonable accommodations.
Processing fish at large fish traps to collect Chinook salmon and steelhead trout migration data. The incumbent will be responsible for monitoring the trap and reporting any issues.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Some knowledge of fish life history, anatomy, and ecology preferred. Ability to handle live and dead fish. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
Useful Skills: Some knowledge of anadromous fishes, computers, mechanics, chain saws, power boat operation, the ability to work independently, have a high level of attention to detail, ability to work in extreme weather conditions, and handle live fish.
How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume with three academic and/or professional references, a completed IDFG Temporary Employment application (, and a letter of interest.

By e-mail (preferred) to:
or by mail to:

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Attn: Scott Putnam

3316 16th Street

Lewiston, ID 83501

or by fax: (208) 799-5012

NOTE: Applicants must also register with Job Service of Idaho located in Lewiston (208-799-5000) or online at Job Order # 1153703

COMMENTS: EEO/Veterans Preference. If a qualified applicant is found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.

Scott Putnam
208-750-4243 or 208-799-5010

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Open until filled