Fisheries Biological Aide (mgt)

Regional Office, McCall, Id
Application Period: 
12/30/2019 to 3/30/2020
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Employment Dates: 
4/30/2020 to 8/30/2020

About the position

The Department is seeking a temporary Fisheries Biological Aide (non-benefitted) to work as part of a fisheries management crew conducting resident fish surveys in IDFG’s McCall Sub-region. This unique area offers diverse recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, biking, hiking, and whitewater rafting. Shared housing is provided (camp trailer).

Positions Available/Dates Needed:

One 3 month non-benefited Biological Aide– Approximately June 1, 2020 through August (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 (camp trailers).
The Biological Aide will work as part of a crew to conduct fishery management surveys in various water bodies throughout the region, directed towards improving local angling opportunity and quality. Work will be conducted both in frontcountry areas and in high elevation backcountry areas. Incumbents should have some familiarity with 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 will assist with general operation and maintenance of equipment, boats, and vehicles.
Demonstrated progress toward a B.S. in fisheries management (or related field) and experience with fish sampling methods. This position will require working in inclement weather for long periods of time. 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 1279405) at
2. Complete an IDFG application for temporary employment (see link below).
3. Submit a letter of interest, 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