Fisheries Data Technician

Application Period: 
7/7/2020 to 7/21/2020
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
11.42 Plus Competitive Benefits
Employment Dates: 
9/28/2020 to 5/28/2021

About the position

The Hagerman National Fish Hatchery (HNFH) is currently seeking a temporary Data Technician to aid in daily operations which include fish husbandry and culture, data management, and facility maintenance. This position is an 8 month assignment, includes competitive benefits, and will work forty (40) hours a week.  Work schedules may include weekends and holidays.

General Information: 
HNFH is located just outside the town of Hagerman, ID and about 30 mins from Twin Falls right along the scenic Snake River. The hatchery is responsible for rearing 1.5 million steelhead and 40,500 rainbow trout annually. Smolts are raised from eyed eggs received from Sawtooth Fish Hatchery in Stanley, ID and released back in to the Salmon River. Both hatcheries are funded by the Lower Snake Compensation Plan. There are ample places for fishing, hunting, water recreating, ATVing, in addition to many other outdoor opportunities around the valley. 
With reasonable accommodations, incumbent must be able to perform routine fish rearing duties at an anadromous fish hatchery. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Recording hatchery data; weighing fish feed and feeding fish; cleaning and sweeping raceways; maintaining grounds and equipment; crowding and netting fish; loading and unloading trucks; Maintaining a partial reuse aquaculture system; safe chemical use; and other associated tasks as assigned.
This position involves standing and working in cold water and for up to eight hours per shift; lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 50 pounds; and working in inclement weather conditions. Dormitory style housing may be available.
Demonstrated ability to handle responsibility and work independently. Course work in a Natural Resource/Biological Science is strongly preferred but not mandatory. Previous fish hatchery experience is a plus, but not required. Candidates with course work and/or previous experience will be given preference. Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply

Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (

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: Madeline Watt

3059D Natl Fish Hatchery Rd

Hagerman, ID 83332

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