Fisheries Research Data Technician

Application Period: 
7/24/2020 to 9/20/2020
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Employment Dates: 
10/1/2020 to 11/30/2020

About the position

The Salmon Region is seeking two (2) temporary Fisheries Research Data Technicians (non-benefited) to conduct angler creel surveys and assist other regional fisheries staff when directed during the fall 2020 steelhead fishery on the upper Salmon River. End date for the position will depend on weather and river conditions in November and December.


General Information: 
Applicants with or without reasonable accommodations, must be able to traverse rocky, steep, stream banks carrying a variety of equipment, work independently, stand for long periods of time, safely drive for multiple hours per shift, work in adverse weather conditions, and handle large harvested fish. Biological data will also be collected from harvested fish and then recorded using handheld computers. Work averages 40 hours per week and will include most weekends and holiday days. These positions involve contacting large numbers of anglers so good communication skills are required. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. These are non-benefited positions and housing is not provided.
Conduct steelhead angler interviews to collect angler effort and harvest data. Additionally, collect biological data from harvested steelhead.
Applicants must be able to interact with the public in a professional and positive manner, work independently, and follow set protocols while accurately collecting data. Basic math skills and experience using computers are required. Applicants should have some knowledge of anadromous and resident fish species of Idaho, including identification. Applicants should be detail oriented, self-motivated, and safety conscious. Good handwriting a plus. Some college education in natural resources, biology, or related field is preferred, but not required to apply. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and a high school diploma or GED.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1345302 at
  2. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (see link below)
  3. Submit a resume, two 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: Brent Beller
    • 99 Hwy 93 N
    • Salmon, ID 83467
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Brent Beller
(208) 756-2271 ext. 236
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)