Fisheries Technician

Location: 
Hayspur Fish Hatchery
Application Period: 
8/13/2019
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
$12.78 per Hour + Benefits
Employment Dates: 
8/13/2019 to 8/12/2020

About the position

Hayspur Fish Hatchery is the Rainbow Trout and MYY Brook Trout broodstock facility for the state of Idaho. Hayspur Hatchery is located 30miles south of Ketchum, Idaho. This job includes spawning, several studies that include monitoring and keeping records for INAD, egg incubation, shocking and picking eyed eggs, and shipping eyed eggs to receiving facilities.

General Information: 
30 hours per week. Dormitory housing available.
Responsibilities: 
Responsibilities include routine fish culture practices at a Rainbow Trout and Brook Trout Brood Stock hatchery, record keeping, chemical treatments, water flow and quality monitoring, maintaining hatchery grounds and a public campground, and helping with other routine hatchery duties as required. Other duties include working on progressive projects requiring INAD’s (Investigative New Animal Drug), recirculating aquaculture systems, production of triploid trout eggs, process of providing mono sex populations of trout, and photoperiod manipulation to control spawning schedules.
Qualifications: 
Previous work experience and/or education in Aquaculture, Natural Resources or Biological Science preferred but not mandatory. Individual must be able to work well in a team environment and independently as needed, handle responsibility, follow protocols effectively, be organized, and be extremely detail oriented. Requires some mechanical aptitude and experience/skills sufficient to operate hand tools, power tools, machinery, pumps, and lawn care equipment. Candidates must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Applicant will be required to work in and around water. Irregular work schedules are frequent; weekend, holiday and evening work will be required. Applicants with hatchery knowledge and experience will be given preference.
How to Apply

Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment

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: Kevin Kincaid

71 Hayspur Lane

Bellevue, ID 83313

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Kevin Kincaid
Phone: 
208-788-2847
Open until filled