Fishery Technician - Lower Granite Dam Monitoring

Application Period: 
7/23/2020 to 8/1/2020
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Employment Dates: 
8/10/2020 to 11/27/2020

About the position

The Clearwater Regional office is seeking one 3-month Fishery Technician to work at the Lower Granite Dam facility near Pomeroy, Washington but based out of Lewiston, Idaho.


General Information: 
Incumbents must with or without reasonable accommodation be able to work a variable schedule under adverse weather conditions, lift and carry/pack up to 60 lbs.
Primary duties will include: working alongside NOAA fisheries and other state, federal, and private agencies to sample juvenile and adult salmonids. The technician is expected to PIT tag adult salmonids, collect biological data from juvenile and adult salmonids, maintain field equipment, and manage data. Other duties include conducting spawning ground surveys in remote areas of the Clearwater region in Idaho to identify redds and collect biological data from carcasses.
These are field positions based out of the Lewiston regional office. Field work will be conducted at Lower Granite Dam near Pomeroy, Washington. The working schedule is highly variable and includes weekends and holidays.
It is preferred that applicants have a B.S. degree in fisheries or related field; or the equivalent from job experience and training. Individuals with experience handling and identifying adult salmonids, PIT tagging, collecting and organizing biological data from both adult and juvenile salmonids will be given preference. Demonstration of good computer and data management skills are required. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply

1. Complete an IDFG application for temporary employment (see link below).

2. Submit a cover letter, resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG application for temporary employment (preferably by email) to:

Patrick Vrablik
Senior Fisheries Technician
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
3316 16th St.
Lewiston, ID 83501
(208) 750-4235

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Patrick Vrablik Patrick Vrablik
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