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Subject: Job Announcement
From: "Thomas J. McArthur" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 20 Jan 1998 12:37:46 -0700

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        AN# 98-00796-0060 OC

        Posted:  January 21, 1998       Closing Date:  February 11, 1998

        Salary:  $12.09 - $17.78 hourly

        This announcement and application form may be downloaded at


>       Participates in hiring workers.
>       Assigns work and evaluates performance.
>       Plans and develops work schedules.
>       Trains workers in fish-data collection and fish marking techniques.
>       Interviews anglers.
>       Collects fish by electrofishing, gillnetting, or trawling.
>       Operates fish traps to collect fish movement data.
>       Occasionally assists in enforcing fish and game laws.
>       Operates power boats.
>       Operates and maintains fish tagging and marking equipment.

        Complete application form (PC-2) and respond to the questions on the back
of the announcement.  Please submit a resume in addition to your responses
to questions 1 - 6.  Your resume may be forwarded to the hiring agency to
assist them in their interview process.

        Refer to Application Procedures Form for complete instructions.

Mail application package to:    OR              Deliver application package to:
PO BOX 83720                    700 WEST STATE STREET
BOISE, IDAHO  83720-0066                        BOISE, IDAHO  83720-0066


        Any questions, please contact IPC, (208) 334-2263.
        Toll Free # 1-800-554-5627; TDD 1-800-542-5738; FAX # (208) 334-3182
        Your application must be received by 5 p.m. Mountain Time on closing date
listed above.
        For other job listings, visit our website at

        Testing Process
        100% Rating of education and experience.  A minimum score of 70 is
required to place on the register.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin,
sex, age, or disability.  Appropriate consideration shall be given to
veterans in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and

PC-1.A - Qualifications Statement (TRAEX)

Examination Scoring Information

1.      You must completely answer all of the following questions. A resume will
not substitute.
2.      Use a separate sheet of paper. Answer each item. Be specific.
3.      To achieve your highest possible score, describe fully all of your
pertinent education and/or experience for this position. Once your
application has been scored, no additional information will be accepted.
Indicate dates, and name and phone number of person(s) who can verify it.
Items listed are minimum requirements. Include in your responses your
specific job duties, employment dates, and employers. For training or
education, include the course title, content and course/class length.
4.      Retain a copy of your entire application. We will not return it or make
copies for you.

For some of the following items, we have provided you with guides of the
typical background needed to meet the minimum requirements. Other
combinations of related education/experience may also qualify.[PARA]*
Because the test for this work is an evaluation of your job-related
background, be sure to provide all related education and experience in the
following areas to attain your highest score.

Incumbents will supervise work crews in the collection of biological data
and/or perform difficult independent field collection duties involving data
analysis, recording findings and making recommendations. Work involves
walking several miles over rugged terrain and along stream banks, standing
and working in cold water for up to five hours per shift, lifting and
carrying equipment weighing up to 60 pounds with occasional lifting and
carrying up to 100 pounds for short distances, working under water using
snorkel equipment, and working in extreme weather conditions. Travel to
remote locations for fish tagging, trapping, or sampling operations may be

1.      Do you possess a valid driver's license?

BACKGROUND. Typically the following knowledge and experience is gained
through successful completion of college coursework in fish ecology, game
fish management, ichthyology, or closely related areas and diversified work
experience in areas related to creel census, fish research or management,
bio aide, and/or fish hatchery work.

2.      Describe how you gained good knowledge of the life history, anatomy, and
ecology of various fish species.
3.      Describe your experience:  Please respond to both "3a" and "3b" below.
        a.      identifying various fish species;
        b.      trapping and tagging fish.

4.      Describe how you gained some knowledge of supervisory practices.
Typically requires a class or seminar (more than one day) specifically
covering supervisory practices, or leadwork experience that required work
assignment, direction, and monitoring (such experience on a fill-in basis
is non-qualifying unless for a period of approximately three months or
more); or successful completion of a college-level personnel course.

DATA COLLECTION - You will interview anglers to collect fish harvest data;
collect fish by electrofishing, gillnetting, and trawling; operate fish
traps; measure and weigh fish; prepare biological specimens; use coded wire
tags and freezebrands to mark fish; help enforce fish and game laws, and
use a personal computer. Please respond to both "5a" and "5b" below.
5.      Describe your experience:
        a.      recording, analyzing, and summarizing scientific data;
        b.      using a personal computer to manipulate data.

EQUIPMENT OPERATION - You will be required to operate and maintain boats,
fish tagging and marking equipment, and pickup trucks. Please respond to
both "6a" and "6b" below.
6.      Describe your experience:
        a.      operating a boat and outboard motor.
        b.      diagnosing and repairing minor mechanical equipment problems.

Please indicate any accommodation you request to satisfy the above
requirements or for testing.
For further information, call (208) 334-2263, or TDD 1-800-542-5738.

Thomas J. McArthur
Fisheries Staff Biologist
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
600 South Walnut
Boise, ID   83707-0025

Business Telephone:  (208)334-3791
Business Fax:  (208)334-2114
Business E-mail:  [log in to unmask]
Business Web Site :
Residence Telephone:  (208)344-4636
Personal E-mail:  [log in to unmask]
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