Fisheries Technician - Screw Trap (2 positions)

Application Period: 
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$12.78 per hour, Plus Competitive Benefits
Employment Dates: 
3/16/2020 to 11/13/2020

About the position

Incumbent will serve as the screw trap technician (2 positions available) in IDFG’s Lemhi Effectiveness Monitoring Program in Salmon, Idaho. This project monitors fishery response to restoration efforts in the Lemhi River basin to understand the effectiveness of various habitat actions, and help guide future restoration efforts through an adaptive management process.

General Information: 
Must accommodate a flexible schedule (holidays, weekends, nights), be willing to work for 10 consecutive days, willing to stay in travel trailers and/or camp in semi-remote areas, and work in adverse weather conditions.
Primary duties include: Operating and maintaining three rotary screw traps, PIT-tagging juvenile salmonids (including ESA- listed fish), collecting biological data (weights, lengths, DNA, scales, etc.), and assisting with data management (recording, organizing, and error checking in multiple databases). Other specific duties of this position may include, but are not limited to, collecting physical (discharge, temperature, sediment) data used to prioritize projects, documenting project construction activities using video and still cameras, assisting in developing informational and outreach videos, assisting in revegetating disturbed areas (seeding, willow planting, watering), and maintaining field equipment. Additional duties may include: operating an adult fish weir, redd count surveys, electrofishing, and assisting with regional fisheries management projects.

Please visit the following link and watch our “Seasonal Employment” video to see what types of opportunities are available to seasonal technicians.

Note: This is an 8 month (benefitted) position. Housing is NOT provided.
Applicants should have a BS degree in fisheries (or related field), or equivalent in job experience and training. Applicants must be detail oriented and have the ability to work alone with minimal supervision. 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. Preference will be given to individuals proficient at operating screw traps, PIT tagging, species identification, and handling juvenile salmonids. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply

1)Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1285681 at

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

3)Mail or email (preferred) the IDFG Application For Temporary Employment form, cover letter, resume, and three professional or academic references to:

Stacey Feeken
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
99 HWY 93 N.
Salmon, ID 83467

Contact Info - Phone: 208-756-2271 x249


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