Natural Resource Technician (Temporary, up to 9 months)


Closes: January 31, 2024
Pay Range: $17.00- $19.00

Job Description
The primary role for this position will be to assist Avista personnel with the operation of the Cabinet Gorge Fish Passage Facility and Downstream Fish Transport Program. Individuals will operate equipment at the project sites to isolate and transfer fish to a transport truck and will also assist in the processing and tagging of various fish species. Other duties will include operating and checking tributary traps, boat or stream electrofishing, entering data, assisting with cleaning and maintenance at recreation sites or other field duties as assigned. Individuals may assist with compiling data using spreadsheets (Excel). Successful candidates will gain hands on experience working with Bull Trout (ESA listed species), learn about upstream and downstream fish passage concerns, have the opportunity to work in fisheries across multiple states (in riverine, tributary and lake environments), and be a part of the Bull Trout recovery effort. This position is intended to span from early March (start date may be flexible) through November dependent on staffing needs and housing may be negotiable.


Applicant must have high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Additional education and/or experience in the natural resources field is preferred, but not required.

Applicant needs to be self-motived and a hard worker.

Must be capable of conducting strenuous field work in remote areas and willing to work long hours, nights, and weekends.

This position requires the ability to work with minimal supervision, keep accurate records, adapt to varying work schedules, and work outside in a variety of weather conditions.

– The applicant must be capable of being trained in safe and proper operation of equipment related to the project.

– Must be able to follow instructions, communicate effectively, and possess a valid drivers license.

This position may be filled on a regular basis without further competition at the conclusion of the assignment by the employee selected for the temporary position.

To Apply
We encourage you to apply as many of our positions have step progressions to account for an incoming employees various levels of knowledge, skills, and experience.

Complete an online application and attach your resume and cover letter to your profile. All documents must be attached to your application at the time of submitting your application for review. No documents can be attached after you click “Submit”.

At Avista, we believe our employees are essential. Through them we deliver value to our customers and the communities we serve. The physical, mental, and financial health and well-being of our employees and their families are important to us. We are committed to offering a comprehensive total rewards program comprised of an externally competitive, internally equitable compensation structure and a benefits package that allows us to retain and attract a diverse, engaged, and skilled workforce. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverage, retirement benefits, incentive plans, wellness resources, time-off programs and much more. In addition to our total rewards program, the Pacific Northwest offers abundant outdoor recreation, four distinct seasons, and all the amenities and activities an individual or family might be interested in. To learn more, please visit our benefits website at []({target=”blank” rel=”noopener”}.

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