Fishery Technician- Potlatch River Steelhead Monitoring and Evaluation Project

Idaho Fish and Game’s mission is to protect, preserve, perpetuate and manage Idaho’s wildlife resources.


With or without reasonable accommodations incumbents must be capable of working long hours in various and often inclement weather conditions, hiking steep and/or slippery terrain, lifting and carrying items weighing up to 60 lbs., operating traps/weirs during high flow conditions, and occasionally working at night. The work schedule will be highly irregular at times and includes occasional weekend work and multiple overnight stays in the field. Valid driver’s license required.


Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1) Operating juvenile rotary screw traps and managing trapping efforts
2) Maintaining an adult fish weir
3) Collecting adult and juvenile fish data
4) Entering, managing, and validating biological data
5) Electrofishing for juvenile steelhead
6) Maintaining PIT tag array infrastructure
7) Conducting aquatic habitat surveysThese positions will require extensive supervising of field crews throughout the season. Successful candidates will assist with other projects throughout the Clearwater Region and complete additional duties on an as-needed basis.
A bachelor’s degree in Fisheries or related field, or equivalent experience and training is preferred. Individuals with good data management skills, previous experience implanting PIT tags, experience with Microsoft Excel, and experience working with adult and juvenile anadromous salmonids may be given preference. Successful candidates must be able to work independently and in a team setting, follow established sampling and data entry protocols, and demonstrate a high degree of initiative and problem-solving ability. Applicants must be able to interact with the public in a positive and professional manner.
Dates needed:
Early/mid-February – October/November (Dates flexible) and March/April – November/December (Dates flexible)


Idaho Department of Fish & Game


Lewiston, ID


$12.78 per hour, plus competitive benefits

Date Posted

December 11, 2019

Job Type

Part Time