Fisheries Biological Aide - Relief Powell Summer Satellite Trap Tender

Clearwater Fish Hatchery, Ahsahka
Application Period: 
1/6/2021 to 4/1/2021
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Employment Dates: 
5/23/2021 to 10/17/2021

About the position

Location: Clearwater Fish Hatchery, Ahsahka, ID

Salary: $10.95 per hour. Non-benefitted, 40 hours per week



Extended travel and consecutive overnight stays in a remote location will be required for this position. This position involves standing and working in cold water for up to eight hours per shift; lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 50 pounds; and working in extreme weather conditions. Trap tender will be responsible for handling adult Chinook salmon that enter the fish ladder and will need to be able to take data on each fish that enters the trap. Working some weekends and holidays is required.

With or without reasonable accommodations, incumbent must be able to perform routine fish rearing duties at anadromous species fish hatchery. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: weighing fish feed and feeding fish; cleaning raceways; maintaining grounds and equipment; crowding and netting fish; loading and unloading trucks; assisting in the spawning of steelhead and Chinook Salmon; distributing Rainbow Trout.

Qualifications/Skills Needed

Demonstrated ability to handle responsibility, work independently, and adapt to new situations strongly preferred. Familiarity with working in remote locations and/or with adult fish is preferred but not required for this position. Course work in a Natural Resource/Biological Science is strongly preferred but not mandatory. Previous fish hatchery experience 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. Dormitory style housing is available on station free of charge.

How to Apply

 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 of academic references, and a completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment via email to:


Idaho Department of Labor

416 Johnson Ave., Suite 12

Orofino, ID  83544-0391


Phone: (208) 476-5506

Fax: (208) 476-3471


Application Deadline:  April 1, 2021 or UNTIL FILLED

 *Incomplete job applications will not be considered

*Applicant must be able to read, write, and compute simple math

*Applicant must have a valid driver’s license


*EEO/Vet Pref

If a qualified applicant is found, this announcement may close before the listed closed date.

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Sage Hallenbeck
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)