Fisheries Technician

Coeur d’Alene, ID
Application Period: 
7/15/2020 to 8/18/2020
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Employment Dates: 
9/1/2020 to 1/1/2021

About the position

The Department is seeking a temporary Fisheries Technician to work out of Coeur d’Alene, assisting with the Lake Pend Oreille Recovery Project.

General Information: 
The Lake Pend Oreille Fishery Recovery Project is seeking a fishery technician for 4 months from early September to the end of the 2020 calendar year. This is a full time (40 hours/week) non-benefited position. Weekend and some holiday work may be required. The position may require work outside of a typical 9-5pm work schedule.
Incumbent will work as part of a research team including commercial gillnetting crews and other IDF&G biologists and technicians. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting in gillnetting efforts for lake trout suppression, sample processing and data entry, and preparing otoliths for ageing and cohort analyses. This is a highly collaborative research project and incumbents may be given opportunities to work on other projects related to the Lake Pend Oreille Fishery Recovery Project. Incumbents must be able to work a variable schedule under adverse weather conditions, lift and carry/pack up to 50 lbs.
Demonstrated ability to handle responsibility and work independently. Course work in a Natural Resource/Biological Science is strongly preferred, but not mandatory. Preference will be given to applicants who have a Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries, Biology, or a related field, or are currently enrolled in a bachelors program in one of these fields. Experience handling fish, and some knowledge of fish anatomy, morphology, and physiology as well as age and growth analyses is preferred. Housing is available if necessary.
How to Apply

Applicants must first register with the Idaho Department of Labor


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 to:

Application Deadline: August 15, 2020 or UNTIL FILLED

*Incomplete job applications will not be considered

*Applicant must have a valid driver’s license

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