Fisheries Bioaide

Bonners Ferry, ID
Application Period: 
9/15/2020 to 9/29/2020
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
10.80 per hour
Employment Dates: 
11/23/2020 to 4/9/2021

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.

Minimum Qualifications:
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.
How to Apply

Submit a resume, completed Application for Temporary Employment form (link at the bottom of the official announcement) and three professional or academic references by e-mail (preferred) or mail to:

T.J. Ross
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
2885 W. Kathleen Ave.

Coeur d’Alene, ID  83814


Applicant MUST register with the Idaho Department of Labor (Job # 1364634).  This can be done at:

Department of Labor

Bonners Ferry Job Service

6541 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

Phone:(208) 267-5581

Or at:

If a qualified applicant is found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date. EEO/Veterans Preference.  Phone inquiries regarding the position are encouraged.

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
T.J. Ross
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)