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Maintenance Craftsman

Posting Begin Date: 2024/02/15
Posting End Date: 2024/05/15
Category: Maintenance
Sub Category: Construction Trades
Work Type: Part Time Not Benefit Eligible
Location: Idaho Falls, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 15.80
Maximum Salary: 15.80
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Idaho Department of Fish and Game Opportunity

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION: This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission. This job announcement will now remain open until the position has been filled. Applications will be periodically reviewed as they are received. Applicants are encouraged to apply and submit their applications as soon as possible.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking a Maintenance Craftsman. This position will be located at our Upper Snake Regional Office located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. This position is a 5-month non-benefited temporary position and will work 40 hours a week. Work schedules may include weekends and holidays.

Why IDFG? We are a premier natural resource agency dedicated to preserving, protecting, perpetuating, and managing Idaho's fish and wildlife for this great state. We are committed to creativity, innovation, and excellence as we cultivate opportunities for our customers to engage with our natural resources and become resource stewards for future generations. We are highly dedicated to our mission, committed to our team, and we know how to balance work/life commitments while loving the work we do. 

General Information:

Incumbents may work in all weather conditions. This position also involves, with or without reasonable accommodations, physical activities associated with construction work such as lifting and carrying items weighing approximately 100 pounds, bending, stooping, and working at heights. Work may be required in remote and rugged terrain. Housing is available for the employee only, no pets.


  • This position works as part of a several-person team to perform operations and maintenance of the Department’s lands and facilities, primarily fishing and boating access sites.
  • This work involves collaboration and coordination with staff from multiple agencies and private contractors.
  • Operate equipment such as front-end loader, backhoe, excavator, dozer, dump truck, tractor/trailer transport, forklift, roller, and road graders.
  • Operate tools and equipment such as pressure washers, lawnmowers, and weed eaters.
  • Perform light maintenance (painting, dock repair, small engines).
  • Cleaning/restocking restrooms and removing trash.
  • Document site use, needed repairs, replacing, and installing signage.
  • Maintain and repair plumbing fixtures, welding and fabrication, woodworking, structural projects, irrigation systems, pump stations, pipes, sinks, lavatories, septic tanks, electrical wiring, lights, ballasts, switches, and receptacles.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications: (These qualifications are required.)

  • Some knowledge of heating and cooling system maintenance and repair. (Typically gained by at least six months of experience performing general duties in this area or completion of a vocational-technology course(s) in this area)
  • Experience performing semi-skilled maintenance and repair involving carpentry, plumbing, electrical and general building maintenance trades work. (Typically gained by at least six months of experience performing general duties in this area or completion of a vocational-technology course(s) in this area)
  • Experience using and maintaining tools and equipment normally associated with carpentry mechanics, plumbing, and electrical work. (Typically gained by at least six months of experience performing general duties in this area or completion of a vocational-technology course(s) in this area)

Minimum Qualification Specialty: (Required for the current opening)

  • Valid driver’s license

The ideal candidate will have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Please indicate if you have a CDL within the application materials that you submit. Candidates who have their CDL may be given additional consideration during the interview process.

To learn more about the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, please see the following:

Thank you for applying with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game!


Idaho Department of Fish and Game
4279 Commerce Circle
Idaho Falls, ID 83401


[email protected] 

(208) 535-8005


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.