Fisheries Technician-Harvest Monitoring

Location: 
Lewiston
Application Period: 
4/24/2021
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
$13.16/hr
Employment Dates: 
4/24/2021 to 6/30/2021

About the position

The Harvest Monitoring Project is seeking multiple technicians from April 24th through June 30th to monitor spring Chinook Salmon sport fisheries on the lower Salmon River. These are full time (40+ hours/week) non-benefited positions. Weekend work is required and some holiday work is required. Some positions will require overnight stays (tent, camper, or paid hotel lodging).

General Information: 
The purpose of the Harvest Monitoring Project is to monitor the harvest of Chinook Salmon fisheries in order to ensure that the fisheries are operated in a manner providing anglers with ample fishing opportunities while ensuring that hatcheries have enough fish to meet the brood stock needs while remaining in compliance with non-tribal harvest share. The harvest of hatchery Chinook Salmon are monitored by conducting angler counts and through angler interviews which are used in expanding harvest data to generate weekly harvest estimates. Weekly estimates of incidental mortality of ESA listed fish are produced for river drainages containing wild endangered Chinook.
Responsibilities: 
With or without reasonable accommodations, incumbent must be able to perform creel surveys which includes interviewing anglers collecting fishery data, handling large harvested fish, and driving multiple hours continuously. Incumbents must be able to work a variable schedule under adverse weather conditions, traverse steep uneven ground, and lift and carry/pack up to 50 lbs. for short distances.
Qualifications: 
Demonstrated ability to handle responsibility and work independently. The incumbents must possess good attention to detail, organizational skills, good hand writing, and quick basic math calculations. This position involves contacting and interviewing anglers, good communication skills are required. Course work in a Natural Resource/Biological Science is preferred but not mandatory. Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply

1. Complete an IDFG application for temporary employment (see link below)

2. Submit your completed application, cover letter, resume, and three professional or academic references via email to: Don Whitney donald.whitney@idfg.idaho.gov

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Donald Whitney
Phone: 
208-799-5010
Fax: 
208-799-5012
Open until filled