About the position
We are seeking one Senior Fishery Technician to assist with activities associated with research, monitoring, and evaluation of endangered Snake River Sockeye Salmon. Field activities will include trapping, PIT-tagging, and collecting biological information from adult and juvenile Sockeye Salmon, interview anglers to obtain harvest information, and participating in trawl and snorkel surveys on several bodies of water in central Idaho. The official duty station is the Eagle Fish Hatchery, but the majority of field activities will occur in the Sawtooth Basin near Stanley, Idaho. Housing, food, and transportation will be provided while in the field (dormitory and camp groceries). Duties may also include assisting at the Eagle Fish Hatchery with typical hatchery duties (fish culture, data entry, and equipment maintenance).
Dates: This position will be filled from late March to the end of November.
2. Data tracking, Analysis, and Reporting: Work closely with the sockeye Research Biologist and the Eagle Hatchery Manager (and staff) to track data associated with hatchery and field activities. Record data, manipulate data, and produce summary products. Cooperate with Research Biologists and Hatchery Manager to develop annual reporting products for NMFS and BPA.
3. Hatchery Responsibilities : The duty station for this position is Eagle, so that the incumbent can participate in routine activities such as sample counting, fish moves, sorting, marking and tagging, ultrasound, spawning, lab necropsies, egg picking, fish transportation to and from Idaho locations and Washington, etc. to develop and strengthen an understanding of this aspect of the program.
4. Equipment Maintenance: Work with Biologists, Hatchery staff, and Utility Craftsman to insure that vehicles, boats, boat motors, and trailers are maintained in top condition. Help insure that equipment and vehicles are cleaned after use. Take responsibility for helping staff with specific needs associated with insuring that weirs are maintained properly (often requires winter repair).
Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.