Sampling juvenile anadromous salmonid emigrants is an integral part of overall status and trend monitoring of threatened populations of salmon and steelhead. The individual chosen for this position will be one of two technicians who will work in rotating multi-day shifts to operate a rotary screw trap located at the University of Idaho’s Taylor Ranch Field Station, within the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. This position is a benefited, 8-month term employment.
Employee will maintain a juvenile fish trap at the University of Idaho’s Taylor Ranch Field Station, located within the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Access to Taylor Ranch is by charter plane, with flight costs paid by the Department. Per diem and housing is provided while on duty. Duty schedule is typically 8 to 10 days on followed by 4 to 6 days off, but will vary. Information about living and working at Taylor Ranch can be found at http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/taylor
Primary responsibilities include handling, identifying, and PIT tagging juvenile salmonids, and managing associated databases. Maintaining the trap and all associated equipment. Lead a second trap tender at the Big Creek screw trap station including, creating a schedule, contacting pilots to arrange flights, and heading maintenance of equipment. Other duties include assisting with related fisheries research and management activities conducted from the McCall office. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: B.S. degree in fisheries, biology, or related field; or equivalent in training and experience. Individuals with experience in the above listed activities, and experience working independently will be given preference.