Fisheries Technician (mgt)

Regional Office, McCall, Id
Application Period: 
12/30/2019 to 3/30/2020
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$12.78 per hour
Employment Dates: 
4/30/2020 to 12/30/2020

About the position

The Department is seeking a Fisheries Technician to serve as crew leader for the sportfish management program in IDFG’s McCall Sub-region. The objective of this program is to provide high quality recreational fishing opportunity in the region. This position will involve assessing angler effort and catch (creel surveys), conducting fish population surveys using various gear types, studying fish movement, and assisting with fish stocking in regional waters. The McCall area offers a vast array of recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, biking, hiking, and whitewater rafting. Shared housing is provided (camp trailer).

Positions Available/Dates Needed:

One 8 month benefited technician (annual hours not to exceed 1385)– Approximately May 1, 2020 through December (dates somewhat flexible)

General Information: 
Applicants must (with or without reasonable accommodations) work in inclement weather for long periods of time, handle live and dead fish, be able to hike long distances in rough terrain while carrying up to 50 lbs., stand/work in cold water for long periods of time, work underwater using snorkel equipment, and lift/carry up to 60 lbs.
Applicant must be willing to accommodate a flexible schedule. Work periods may be up to 10 consecutive days.

Shared housing is provided in camp trailers.
Technician will lead a 2-3 person crew to conduct fishery management surveys in various water bodies throughout the region and manage associated sampling data. Work will mainly be conducted in frontcountry areas, but will also involve hiking into high elevation backcountry areas and staying for several days at a time. Incumbents should be comfortable and confident leading a crew in the use of common fish sampling techniques including boat and backpack electrofishing, fish tagging equipment, acoustic and radio telemetry, and using a variety of netting equipment (e.g. gill nets and trap nets). Incumbents should also be comfortable using power boats, and will be expected to perform general operation and maintenance of equipment, boats, and vehicles. Incumbents will also be expected to assist fishery biologists with data analyses and report writing somewhat.
It is preferred that applicants have a B.S. degree in fisheries management, ecology, or related field; or equivalent in training and experience. The ability to maintain a positive attitude and uncompromising work ethic through uncomfortable conditions is very important. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply

1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1279052) at
2. Complete an IDFG application for temporary employment (see link below).
3. Submit a cover letter, resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG application for temporary employment (preferably by email) to:

Jordan Messner
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
555 Deinhard Lane
McCall, Idaho 83638
(208) 634-8137


Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Jordan Messner
Open until filled