Magic Valley Steelhead Hatchery, Filer
Application Period: 
2/12/2020 to 2/28/2020
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Employment Dates: 
4/1/2020 to 8/21/2020

About the position

Location Magic Valley Steelhead Hatchery-Filer, ID


About the position

Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking two 4.75 month Fisheries Biological-Aides to work at the Magic Valley Steelhead Hatchery in Filer, ID.



General Information: 
General Information:

Magic Valley Hatchery is owned and funded by the Lower Snake River Compensation Program and is operated by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The hatchery is responsible for the production of Summer A and B run Steelhead for the Salmon and Snake rivers. Incumbents must, with or without reasonable accommodations, be able to work a variable schedule under adverse weather conditions, and lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Housing will be available.
Perform fish culture duties at a large steelhead production hatchery. Fish culture responsibilities will include weighing fish feed, hand feeding fish, sweeping and collecting mortality on 24 indoor vats, operating an automated feed delivery system and traveling bridge on 50 outdoor raceways, sample counts, raceway sweeping, and maintaining hatchery grounds. Other responsibilities will include assisting permanent staff in the implementation of the day to day fish culture activities at the hatchery, data entry, and helping with routine hatchery duties.
Previous work experience and/or education in Aquaculture, Natural Resources or Biological Science preferred but not mandatory. Candidates with previous fish hatchery experience will be given preference. Will need mechanical experience/skills sufficient to operate machinery, pumps, lawn care equipment and perform general maintenance. Must be able to handle responsibility and work independently. Applicant will be required to work outdoors in and around water. Irregular work schedules are frequent; weekend, holiday and evening work will be required. Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply
  1. Applicants must first register with Idaho Department of Labor (Reference Job Number 1296383 at
  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: Chris Jeszke
    • 2036 River Road
    • Filer, ID 83328
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Chris Jeszke
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)