Fisheries Biological Aide: Resident Fish Research and Resident Fish Management

Location: 
Nampa
Application Period: 
1/25/2021
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
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.
Responsibilities: 
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.
Qualifications: 
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: curtis.roth@idfg.idaho.gov
  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: https://idfg.idaho.gov/jobs/application-temporary

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Curtis Roth
Phone: 
2088548910
Open until filled