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Department of Fish and Game

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Boise, ID


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Utility Craftsman

Department of Fish and Game

Open for Recruitment: March 20, 2017 - April 3, 2017
Announcement # 06638046954
Salary Range: $15.50 - $16.50 per hour DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Department of Fish and Game currently is seeking a Utility Craftsman to join our team!

General Information:

  • At the time of hire the incumbent for this position is required to possess Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with an air brake endorsement and pass a pre-employment controlled substance screening test. The employee is required to participate in the Department's drug/alcohol testing program and comply with all of its provisions. Failure to satisfy any of these requirements will result in a failure to complete the probationary period and termination from employment.
  • This announcement will be used to fill this current opening in Boise only.  If you have recently or previously applied for a Utility Craftsman and wish to be considered for this opening, you must reapply under this announcement.  Previous scores will not be used.
  • This position will require travel away from home for extended periods of time.
  • This position involves physical activities associated with construction work. Incumbents are required, with or without reasonable accommodations, to lift and carry items weighing approximately 100 pounds; bend and stoop; work at heights of up to approximately 50 feet; work in all weather conditions, and/or wear a respirator for prolonged periods of time.
  • These positions are considered journey construction workers involved in all aspects of inside and outside heavy construction and building trades type work. These are not maintenance positions. Applicants should have a good background in all aspects of construction and trades work.


  • Constructs buildings, storage sheds, garages, bridges, in-stream structures, and similar facilities and structures.
  • Remodels offices and buildings by building walls, installing sheetrock and siding, painting and any other duty required to complete the project.
  • Operates equipment such as front-end loader, backhoe, excavator, dozer, dump truck, tractor/trailer transport, forklift, roller, cranes, and scissors trucks.
  • Designs items to be built or fabricated.
  • Lays out, cuts, welds and fabricates steel plate, angle, channel, pipe and beams.
  • Reads plans and blueprints; uses transit and level and runs stakes for surveys.
  • Builds concrete forms, and places, finishes and repairs concrete.
  • Builds and remodels wooden structures and special carpentry items.
  • Maintains and repairs plumbing fixtures, irrigation systems and pump stations, pipes, sinks, lavatories, septic tanks and electrical wiring, lights, ballasts, switches and receptacles.
  • Keeps records and reports on progress of projects; functions as leadworker over project assistants.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with an air brake endorsement.
  • Good knowledge of: construction and building trades work. (This background is gained through specific education or work experience with either carpentry, concrete or both as a primary occupation at journey level (a minimum of four (4) years.)
  • Experience: operating and maintaining equipment associated with construction and building trades and grounds maintenance; placing and finishing concrete; performing rough and finish carpentry; performing maintenance plumbing and maintenance electrical work; reading/interpreting plans and blueprints; using and maintaining construction and building trades hand and power tools.
  • Experience operating heavy excavation type equipment such as dozers, graders, excavators, backhoes, front end loaders, and dump trucks.
  • Equipment operation, and truck driving skills will be assessed as part of the placement interview.


There is an examination to determine an applicant's eligibility. Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 70 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

To preview the examination for this position, click on Preview Exam below. You will not be able to test from this screen. If you wish to take the exam, follow the instructions under "How to Apply".

How to Apply:

Click on the Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the application checklist and the examination for this position.

When completing your online application information for the current openings, please select:

  • Department of Fish and Game under "Agencies,"
  • Full-time under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Boise under "Cities."

When completing or updating your online application information, please complete all items in the Application Checklist (this includes: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, and Job type.) Without this information the hiring agency may not be able to contact you for an interview.

Hiring Lists:

If your name has been certified to a hiring list for possible consideration, you will see it listed under the Hiring Lists section of your online application. Supervisors review application materials prior to scheduling interviews. Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter or email to schedule a time.  Having your name certified to a hiring list is not a guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview, it simply means you are one of the candidates being considered.

Thank you for applying with Department of Fish and Game!


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Some jobs may entail working overtime. It is the Department's policy to provide compensatory time off instead of cash for any overtime worked.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.