About the position
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with multiple research projects aimed at restoring various fish populations in the Kootenai River in northern Idaho. Primary responsibilities will be winter hoop netting for Burbot, winter creel survey for Burbot, and spring gillnetting for White Sturgeon in the Kootenai River. Additional responsibilities may include: boat electrofishing and maintaining a passive array of sonic telemetry receivers, a remote PIT tag antenna, and equipment. This position requires trailering and operating boats and working outside in inclement weather conditions during the winter months.
This is a non-benefitted position at 40 hours per week. Various housing options are available for free or reduced rent.
College coursework toward BS degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Biology, or related field is preferred. Applicants should have some knowledge of: life history, anatomy, and ecology of various fish species; operating a boat and outboard motor, recording field data, and using programs such as Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel. Although experience diagnosing and repairing minor mechanical problems with outboard motors or generators is not required, it is preferred. Extended travel may be required at times to remote locations for fish sampling operations. The applicant MUST be able to legally enter Canada, meaning that the applicant must not possess felony convictions. This position will involve working in cold, inclement weather conditions for up to 10 hours per shift and possibly lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 60-80 pounds for short distances. Successful applicants need to possess excellent independent decision-making skills as well as pay close attention to sampling and data analysis details. EEO/veteran’s preference employer.