Fisheries Biological Aide: Resident Fish Research and Resident Fish Management

Application Period: 
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
10.95 per hour
Employment Dates: 
5/1/2021 to 8/31/2021

About the position

The Fisheries Research Office (located in Nampa, Idaho), and the Idaho Fish and Game Nampa Regional Office are seeking 2-5 temporary Fisheries Biological Aides ($10.95/hr. DOE; non-benefited) to work as a member of a fisheries team conducting fish research and management. This position will contribute with fieldwork throughout Idaho from May – August.

General Information: 
This position requires travel with a research team throughout Idaho for periods of up to eight (8) days. Incumbent will work a minimum of 40 hours per week. Start times vary from 6:30-9:00 a.m. and end from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. With or without reasonable accommodations, incumbents must be able to work and camp in extreme weather conditions, hike long distances (>15 mi.) in rough terrain, operate ATVs and four (4) wheel drive vehicles in steep/rough terrain, and lift/carry equipment up to 50 lbs. Camping equipment, food and beverages, and transportation are provided to and from field sites. No housing is provided.
Duties will include electrofishing streams, rivers, and lakes; backpacking; gill netting lakes and reservoirs; maintaining and repairing equipment (sampling equipment, vehicles, etc.); and collecting, recording, and managing data.
Minimum qualifications require (1) year of college in fisheries, biology, or related field, or equivalent in training and work experience required. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Preferred qualifications include but are not limited to experience collecting and managing data, navigation with topographical maps and GPS, a strong work ethic, the ability to follow directions, and work within a team.
How to Apply
  1. To Apply

  2. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (see link below)
  3. Submit a cover letter, a resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment via email (preferred) or by mail to:
    • Idaho Department of Fish and Game
    • Attention: Curtis Roth
    • 1414 E. Locust Lane
    • Nampa, ID 83646
    • Phone: (208) 792-1181
    • email:
  4. Comments: EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.

    IDFG temporary employment application URL:

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