Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission hiring Fisheries Technician 1 (Salmon, ID)

Job Close Date: 
April 25, 2016 - 9:00pm

Incumbent will serve as a Technician 1 in IDFG's Lemhi Effectiveness Monitoring Program in Salmon, Idaho. This project monitors fishery response to restoration efforts in the Lemhi River basin to understand the effectiveness of various habitat actions, and help guide future restoration efforts through an adaptive management process. Field work will include backpack and barge electrofishing, operating and maintaining rotary screw traps, operating adult fish weirs, radio telemetry, spawning ground surveys, PIT tagging juvenile and adult salmonids (including ESA-listed species), collecting biological samples, and assisting with supervision of temporary field staff. Office duties will include data organization, data quality control, database management, and assisting the biologist with report preparation. The technician will be supervised by the project biologist, but will also assist the Lemhi Conservation Program manager when needed.

Applicants should possess a B.S. degree in fisheries, wildlife, or closely related field. Applicants should be detail-oriented, organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently with little supervision. Previous experience with electrofishing, rotary screw traps, and field supervision is preferred. Applicants must be able to lift up to 60 pounds, pack up to 40 pounds for several miles, and walk up to eight miles a day along stream banks and trails. Must accommodate a flexible schedule (holidays, weekends, nights), be willing to work for 10 consecutive days, be willing to stay in travel trailers and/or camp in semi-remoteareas, and work in adverse weather conditions. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license.

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