Fisheries Technician

Salmon, ID
Application Period: 
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$12.78 per hour
Employment Dates: 

About the position

The Anadromous Fish Screen and Habitat Program in Salmon, Idaho is seeking one 5-month Fisheries Technician (non-benefited) to assist in running a fisheries monitoring and evaluation crew. This position is part of an interdisciplinary team that operates a large fish screening and habitat restoration program throughout the Upper Salmon Basin.

Dates needed: Mid May - Mid October 2020, but dates are flexible.

General Information: 
The Upper Salmon Basin is a beautiful place to work and is surrounded by ample outdoor recreation opportunities. Job will require some overnight travel to some of the most scenic places in Idaho. Housing is not provided. Work schedule will vary throughout the summer.

With or without reasonable accommodation, applicants must be able to lift up to 60 pounds, pack up to 40 pounds for several miles, and walk up to eight miles a day along stream banks and trails. Applicants must be willing to travel extensively and stay in travel trailers and/or camp in semi-remote areas, work in adverse weather conditions, long days, and on holidays, weekends, or nights as necessary, and possess a valid driver’s license.

To view a short video about working for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game visit the link below:
Position will assist in monitoring the abundance, distribution, and habitat use of salmonids. This position will lead a field crew of 3 people during the summer field season. Primary duties include: stream electrofishing, snorkeling, recording and entering data/photos/waypoints, spawning ground surveys, operating and maintaining PIT Tag detection systems, operating a weir for a Bull Trout research project, and maintaining all field equipment.
Minimum of two years completed pursuing a B.S. degree in fisheries or wildlife biology, or related field. Applicants should have basic knowledge of anatomy, life history and ecology of various salmonid species and the ability to identify juvenile salmonids. Preferred applicants are detail oriented and have the ability to work in a field crew of 4 people.
Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply

Complete the IDFG Application For Temporary Employment form, located at:


Mail or e-mail (preferred) a resume, cover letter, three references, and completed IDFG Application For Temporary Employment to:

Windy Schoby

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

97 Hwy 93 N

Salmon, Idaho 83467


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