Fisheries Biological Aide (4 positions available)

Location: 
Clearwater Fish Hatchery, Ahsahka, ID
Application Period: 
1/15/2019 to 5/4/2019
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
$10.60 per hour. Non-benefited, 40 hours per week
Employment Dates: 
5/20/2019 to 10/18/2019

About the position

The Clearwater Fish Hatchery is seeking four (4) temporary Fisheries Biological Aides.  These positions are non-benefited and will work forty (40) hours a week.  Work schedules are irregular and will include weekends and holidays.

Dates Needed:  MAY 20, 2019 - OCTOBER 18, 2019.  START DATES ARE TENTATIVE AND FLEXIBLE.

General Information: 
Extended travel will be required at times to remote locations for fish sampling operations. This position involves standing and working in cold water and for up to eight hours per shift; lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 50 pounds; and working in extreme weather conditions.
Responsibilities: 
With or without reasonable accommodations, incumbent must be able to perform routine fish rearing duties at anadromous species fish hatchery. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: weighing fish feed and feeding fish; cleaning raceways; maintaining grounds and equipment; crowding and netting fish; loading and unloading trucks; assisting in the spawning of steelhead and Chinook salmon; distributing Rainbow Trout.
Qualifications: 
Demonstrated ability to handle responsibility and work independently. Course work in a Natural Resource/Biological Science is strongly preferred but not mandatory. Previous fish hatchery experience a plus, but not required. Candidates with course work and/or previous experience will be given preference. Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1154994 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 a completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment via email (preferred) or by mail to:
    • Idaho Department of Fish and Game
    • Attention: Joel Patterson
    • 118 Hatchery Roe Drive
    • Ahsahka, ID 83520
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Joel Patterson
Phone: 
(208) 476-3331
Fax: 
(208) 476-3548
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)