Fisheries Technician (8 month)

Application Period: 
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
12.78 per hour, Plus Competitive Benefits!
Employment Dates: 

About the position

The Department is seeking a Fisheries Technician to serve as crew leader for the sportfish management program in IDFG’s Salmon 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, studying fish movement, and assisting with fish stocking in regional waters. The Salmon Region offers a vast array of recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, biking, hiking, and whitewater rafting.

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Positions Available/Dates Needed:

One 8 month benefited technician (annual hours not to exceed 1385)– Approximately April 2020 through November 2020 (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. Housing is not provided, but accommodations are available while in the field.
Technician will lead a 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 operating 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.
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 1285256) 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:

Kayden Estep
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
99 HWY 93 N
Salmon, Idaho 83467
(208) 756-2271


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