About the position
We are seeking two temporary Fishery Technicians 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).
Typical duties: operates power boats for collection of fish and biological data; operates and maintains fish tagging and marking equipment; maintains and repairs fish traps; inspects equipment to insure proper working order, and diagnosing and repairing minor mechanical problems.
Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.