Wild Trout Research - Fisheries Biological Aide

Location: 
Nampa Fisheries Research
Application Period: 
2/1/2019 to 3/8/2019
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
10.60/hr.
Employment Dates: 
6/3/2019 to 9/30/2019

About the position

The Fisheries Research Office in Nampa, Idaho is seeking one temporary Fisheries Biological Aide ($10.60/hr. DOE; non-benefited) to work as a member of a fisheries research team conducting wild trout research. This position will contribute with fieldwork throughout southern Idaho from June 3 – August 30. Interested candidates can apply from 5/15/2017 to 6/15/2017, but the announcement may close sooner if a candidate is selected.

General Information: 
This position requires travel with a research team throughout southern Idaho for periods of up to eight (8) days. Incumbent will work a minimum of 40 hours per week. Start times vary from 6:30-9:00 a.m. and end from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. With or without reasonable accommodations, incumbents must be able to work and camp in extreme weather conditions, hike long distances (>9 mi.) in rough terrain, operate ATVs and four (4) wheel drive vehicles in steep/rough terrain, and lift/carry equipment up to 50 lbs. Camping equipment, food and beverages, and transportation are provided to and from field sites. No housing is provided.
Responsibilities: 
Duties will include electrofishing streams, rivers, and lakes; backpacking; gill netting alpine lakes; maintaining and repairing equipment (sampling equipment, vehicles, etc.); and collecting, recording, and managing data.
Qualifications: 
Minimum qualifications require (1) year of college in fisheries, biology, or related field, or equivalent in training and work experience required. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Preferred qualifications include but are not limited to experience collecting and managing data, navigation with topographical maps and GPS, a strong work ethic, the ability to follow directions, and work within a team.
How to Apply

Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (see link below)

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: Patrick Kennedy
1414 E. Locust Lane
Nampa, ID 83646
Phone: (208) 854-8910
email: pat.kennedy@idfg.idaho.gov
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Patrick Kennedy
Phone: 
208-854-8910
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)