Fisheries Technician

Location: 
Salmon
Application Period: 
1/22/2020 to 3/5/2020
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
$12.78
Employment Dates: 
4/5/2020

About the position

The Anadromous Fish Screen and Habitat Program in Salmon, Idaho is seeking one 8-month Fisheries Technician (benefited). This position is part of an interdisciplinary team that operates a large fish screening and habitat restoration program throughout the Upper Salmon Basin.

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:
https://www.facebook.com/IdahoFishGame/videos/vb.106210392621/864082404025462/?type=2&theater
Responsibilities: 
Duties include assisting in the maintenance and operation of fish screens, streamflow measurements, fish salvage operations, operating and maintaining PIT tag detection sites, maintaining field equipment, data entry and analysis, and assisting in monitoring the abundance, distribution, and habitat use of Chinook salmon, steelhead, bull trout, and westslope cutthroat trout in the Upper Salmon Basin.
Qualifications: 
Preferred applicants are detail oriented and have the ability to work independently at times and in a field crew of 4-5 people during summer months. 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, 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 1288903 at https://labor.idaho.gov.)
  2. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (see link below)
  3. Submit a cover letter, a resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment via email (preferred) or by mail to:
    • Idaho Department of Fish and Game
    • Attention: Windy Schoby
    • 99 Hwy 93 North
    • Salmon, ID 83467
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Windy Schoby
Phone: 
(208) 756-6022
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)