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Company

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Location

Coeur d'Alene

Salary

$15.00/hour

Tuesday July 19, 2022

Description:

The Department is seeking two temporary fisheries technicians assisting on the Lake Pend Oreille Fishery Recovery Project. The primary focus of these positions is to collect biological data from a Lake Trout targeted suppression program while handling multiple species as bycatch (including Bull Trout) and returning these species to the lake. Over half the time will be spent on a commercial gill netting boat with some days in the office entering data and processing samples.

Incumbents must be able to work a variable schedule under adverse weather conditions, lift and carry/pack up to 50 lbs. This is a full time (40 hours/week) non-benefited position. The position may require work outside of a typical 9-5 work schedule. Weekend and some holiday work may be required. Housing maybe available, but is not guaranteed. This position runs from September – December 2022 with potential to rehire from January – May 2023.

Responsibilities:

Incumbents will work as part of a research team including commercial gill netting crews and other IDFG biologists and technicians. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting in gill netting efforts for Lake Trout suppression, sample processing and data entry, and preparing otoliths for age and growth analyses. This is a highly collaborative research project and incumbents may be given opportunities to work on other projects related to the Lake Pend Oreille Fishery Recovery Program.

Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to handle responsibility and work independently. Course work in a Natural Resource/Biological Science is strongly preferred, but not mandatory. Preference will be given to applicants who have a Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries, Biology, or a related field, or are currently enrolled in a bachelors program in one of these fields. Experience handling fish, and some knowledge of fish anatomy, morphology, and physiology as well as age and growth analyses is preferred.

Salary: $15.00/hour

Start Date: 08/31/2022

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