4/19/2021 to 12/24/2021
About the position
The selected applicant will assist the Regional Fisheries Biologists and Regional Fisheries Manager with fish population surveys throughout southwest Idaho. Selected applicants will gain valuable experience surveying both warm and coldwater species.
Primary duties will include conducting fish population surveys on streams, lakes, and reservoirs. Sampling methods include gill netting, electrofishing, trap netting, etc. Other duties will include implementing habitat improvement projects, conducting creel surveys, and other duties as necessary. Technician will be responsible for data collection and management, as well as maintaining a variety of motorized equipment. Fieldwork weeks consist of 40-50 hours, typically Monday through Friday. However, night, weekend, and holiday work will be required at times. Some duties will require extended periods of overnight camping in remote settings. This position will require a one-month separation from mid-June to mid-July.
Completed Bachelor of Science in fisheries, wildlife, biology, or related discipline. Applicants should have knowledge of life history, anatomy, and general ecology of common Idaho aquatic species; be able to maintain, trailer, and operate a variety of boats and outboard motors; possess knowledge in Microsoft Office and R programs and be able to diagnose and repair minor mechanical and electrical problems. This position requires excellent physical condition and may require walking up to 20 miles a day over rugged terrain carrying a large backpack; standing and working in cold water for extended periods; lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 60 pounds with occasional lifting and carrying up to 100 pounds for short distances; and working in extreme weather conditions. Successful applicants need to also possess excellent independent decision-making and communication skills.
Open until filled