Wild Trout Research - Fisheries Technician

Location: 
Nampa Fisheries Research
Application Period: 
2/1/2019 to 3/8/2019
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
12.41/hr. (plus competitive benefits)
Employment Dates: 
6/3/2019 to 12/27/2019

About the position

The Wild Trout Evaluations Project is seeking one temporary Fisheries Technician ($12.41/hr. DOE; plus competitive benefits). Wild Trout Evaluations is based out of the Fisheries Research Office in Nampa, Idaho. The Fisheries Technician for the Wild Trout Evaluations Project will focus on the Myy Brook Trout research, working independently, with one bio-aide, or alongside research biologists. This position will act as the crew leader during the 2019 field season from June 3 to October 30, then office and laboratory duties though December. Interested candidates can apply from 2/11/2019 to 3/15/2019, 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 to conduct fish sampling fieldwork in remote sections of Idaho. The 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; stocking fish, maintaining and repairing equipment (sampling equipment, vehicles, etc.); and collecting, recording, and managing data.
Qualifications: 
Minimum qualifications require the incumbent has some knowledge of life history, anatomy, and ecology of fish species. Experience: recording, summarizing, and analyzing scientific data; identifying various fish species; operating a boat and outboard motor; diagnosing and repairing minor mechanical problems and a valid driver's license.

Preferred qualifications include but are not limited to a B.S. degree in fisheries, biology, or a related field, or equivalent in training and work experience, experience with data management and sampling fish, experience leading crews and working independently. EEO/Vet pref. employer.
How to Apply

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 (electronic material 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)