Fisheries Biological Aide

Niagara Springs Fish Hatchery
Application Period: 
7/23/2020 to 10/1/2020
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$10.80 per hour, non-benefited
Employment Dates: 
9/1/2020 to 1/20/2021

About the position

Idaho Department of Fish and Game is currently seeking (two) 4.75 month Fisheries Biological Aide to work at the Niagara Springs Steelhead Fish Hatchery in Wendell, ID.

General Information: 
Niagara Springs Hatchery is owned and funded by Idaho Power and is operated by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The hatchery is responsible for the production of Summer A-run Steelhead for the Salmon and Snake rivers.
Incumbents must, with or without reasonable accommodations, be able to work a variable schedule under adverse weather conditions, and lift and carry/pack up to 50 lbs. Housing will be available.
Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Perform fish culture duties at a large Steelhead production hatchery. Fish culture responsibilities will include weighing fish feed, hand feeding fish, sweeping and collecting mortality on 38 indoor vats, operating an automated feed delivery system and 3 traveling bridges on 19 outdoor raceways, sample counts, and raceway sweeping. Maintaining hatchery grounds and an Idaho Power day park; mowing, trimming, etc. Other responsibilities will include assisting permanent staff in the implementation of the day to day fish culture activities at the hatchery, data entry, and helping with routine hatchery duties.
Previous work experience and/or education in Aquaculture, Natural Resources or Biological Science preferred but not mandatory. Candidates with previous fish hatchery will be given preference. Will need mechanical experience/skills sufficient to operate machinery, pumps, lawn care equipment and perform general maintenance. Must be able to handle responsibility and work independently. Applicant will be required to work outdoors in and around water. Irregular work schedules are frequent; weekend, holiday and evening work will be required. Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license
How to Apply


  1. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (see link below)
  2. 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: Jacob Rook
    • 2131 Niagara Springs Grade
    • Wendell, ID 83355
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Jacob Rook
Open until filled