5/17/2021 to 8/20/2021
About the position
The selected applicants will assist the Regional Fisheries Manager, Regional Fisheries Biologist and Senior Fisheries Technician with fish population surveys throughout southwest Idaho evaluating Bull Trout abundance, distribution and threats.
Primary duties will sampling Bull Trout abundance, distribution and threats. Sampling methods include backpack electrofishing, but may include other methods as needed. BioAides will be responsible for data collection and management. Other duties may include maintaining a variety of equipment and other duties as required. Fieldwork weeks consist of 40-50 hours, typically Monday through Friday. However, night, weekend, and holiday work will be required at times. This position will require extended periods of overnight camping in remote settings.
Minimum qualifications require one (1) year of college education in fisheries, aquatic biology, or related discipline. Applicants should have knowledge of life history, anatomy, and general ecology of common Idaho aquatic species, possess knowledge in Microsoft Office, navigation with GPS and topographic maps, 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 in remote settings. Position will also require a large amount of camping and being out of town in a remote setting during sampling periods. Successful applicants need to also possess excellent independent decision-making and communication skills.
Open until filled