Fisheries Research Data Technician-Lemhi Monitoring and Evaluation Program

Application Period: 
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Employment Dates: 
5/20/2019 to 9/25/2019

About the position

The Salmon Region is seeking four (4) temporary Research Data Technicians(non-benefited) to work as part of a field crew conducting electrofishing surveys for the Lemhi Monitoring and Evaluation Program.  This project monitors fishery response to restoration efforts in the Lemhi River basin to understand the effectiveness of various habitat actions, and help guide future restoration efforts through an adaptive management process.

General Information: 
Applicants must be able, with or without reasonable accommodations, to lift up to 60 pounds, pack up to 40 pounds for several miles, walk up to eight miles a day along stream banks and trails, and work in all weather conditions. Must accommodate a flexible schedule (holidays, weekends, and nights) and be willing to work for 10 consecutive days. Housing is not provided, but accommodations are available while in the field.

Primary duties include: backpack and barge electrofishing, PIT-tagging salmonids (including ESA-listed fish), and collecting biological data (weights, lengths, DNA, scales, etc.). Additional duties include: redd count surveys, operating rotary screw traps, and assisting with regional fisheries management projects.
It is preferred that applicants have a BS degree in fisheries (or related field), or equivalent in job experience and training. Applicants must be detail oriented and have the ability to work in close proximity with research collaborators, as well as alone with minimal supervision. Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1154560 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: Alissa Tiemann
    • 99 HWY 93 North
    • Salmon, ID 83467
    • Contact Info - Phone: 208-756-2271 x269
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Alissa Tiemann
Open until filled