Fisheries Technician

Clearwater Region
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Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
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About the position

The Clearwater Region is seeking eight (8) temporary Fisheries Research Technicians (non-benefited) to conduct angler creel surveys, brood stock collection, and assist other regional fisheries staff when directed during the spring 2020 steelhead fishery on the Clearwater River, Salmon River, and Snake River drainages. 

General Information: 
Applicants with or without reasonable accommodations, must be able to traverse rocky, steep, stream banks carrying a variety of equipment intermittently weighing up to 50lbs for up to 3 miles each day, stand for long periods of time, safely drive for multiple hours per shift, work in adverse weather conditions, and handle large harvested fish. Work averages 25-40 hours per week including most weekends and holiday days. Schedules are randomized and change each week. Depending on monitoring needs, successful applicant’s employment will be up to four months. This position involves contacting large numbers of anglers so good communication skills are required. Overnight stays and out of area, travel may be required. Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license.
Accurately collect and record steelhead harvest and effort data from anglers using hard copy data sheets, collect biological samples, and assist other regional fisheries staff when directed.
Some secondary education and basic experience using computers is preferred but not required. Basic math skills are required. Applicants should have some knowledge of anadromous and resident fish species of Idaho including identification. 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. Applicants should be detail oriented, self- motivated, and safety conscious. Good handwriting a plus. Must have a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1272157 at
  2. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (
  3. Submit  three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment via email (preferred), dropped off at regional Clearwater office, or by mail to:
    • Idaho Department of Fish and Game
    • Attention: Donald Whitney
    • 3316 16th St
    • Lewiston, ID 83501
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Donald Whitney
Open until filled