2/9/2021 to 2/23/2021
About the position
The selected applicant will assist the Regional Fisheries Biologist and Regional Fisheries Manager with fish population surveys throughout southwest Idaho evaluating Bull Trout abundance, distribution and threats.
Primary duties will include planning, implementing and evaluating trends in Bull Trout abundance, distribution and threats. Sampling methods include backpack electrofishing, but may include other methods as needed such as snorkeling or raft electrofishing. Technician will be responsible for planning and implementing a sampling protocol, mapping sample sites, developing a work plan, as well as data collection and management, analysis and subsequent reporting. Technician will also serve as the lead of an additional two employees during the filed season. 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 education required is a completed Bachelor of Science in fisheries, aquatic biology, or related discipline. Preference will be given to applicants with a completed Masters of Science degree 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 and R programs as well as technical writing and data analysis skills, 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