This position involves, with or without reasonable accommodations, standing and working in cold water and for up to eight hours per shift; lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 50 pounds with occasional lifting and carrying up to 100 pounds for short distances; and working in extreme weather conditions. Extended travel and stays overnight will be required at times to remote locations for fish sampling operations and other duties. Some night and weekend work required.
Primary responsibilities include assisting fish culturists in the implementation of the day to day fish culture activities at the hatchery facility. Activities include spawning of adult salmon and steelhead, egg and juvenile fish husbandry, implements water and feed treatments, and other associated fish culture duties (cleaning and sweeping rearing containers, sample counts, weighing and feeding of fish feed, etc.)
It is preferred that applicants have college coursework leading towards a BS degree in Fisheries, Wildlife Management, other related areas of study or equivalent knowledge that is typically gained through previous experience as a biological aide or fisheries data technician. Applicants should have some knowledge of: life history, anatomy, and ecology of various fish species; identifying various fish species; operating power tools and general maintenance and repair skills. Some knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel. Applicants need to possess excellent independent decision-making skills.