Fisheries Research Data Technician (4 positions)

Application Period: 
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
$10.80 per hour
Employment Dates: 
5/20/2020 to 10/18/2020

About the position

Technicians will serve as electrofishing crew members 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, and nights) and be willing to work for 10 consecutive days.
Primary duties include: backpack and barge electrofishing, PIT-tagging salmonids (including ESA-listed fish), and collecting biological data (weights, lengths, DNA, scales, etc.). Additional duties include: redd count surveys, operating rotary screw traps, 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: These are non-benefitted positions. Housing is NOT provided.
It is preferred that applicants 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 in close proximity with research collaborators, as well as alone with minimal supervision. Incumbent must be able, with or without reasonable accommodations, to lift up to 60 pounds, pack up to 40 pounds for several miles, walk up to eight miles a day along stream banks and trails, and work in all weather conditions. 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 1285678 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