Fish Culturist I-Alaska

Agency
Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation
Location
Prince William Sound, Alaska
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$16.00/hour
Start Date
09/25/2018
Last Date to Apply
09/17/2018
Website
http://pwsac.com
Description
This position is located at a remote salmon hatchery in the Prince William Sound of Alaska. Employer provides relocation assistance and furnished housing at the hatchery. FOR A DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION VISIT http://pwsac.com/employment-opportunities/current-opportunities/ DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: •Fish propagation: Enumerating, caring, killing, spawning and disposing of carcasses; preparing, cleaning and maintaining incubator; monitoring and maintaining water quality; loading, enumerating, picking and caring for egg/alevin; rearing, enumerating and setting up outmigration of fry; perform other general duties associated with fish culture operations. •Fish Harvest: Preparing, repairing and maintaining harvest equipment; loading, transporting, caring for and unloading harvest pens; collecting and recording fish harvest management data. •Takes samples from commercial fisheries catches for data on species, size, age and sex composition; collects scales, otoliths, ovaries or other biological specimens, scale mounting. •Site cleanup, general maintenance and repair, cleans, sweeps or shovels snow. •Leads by example work flow or scheduling to other crew members in a team. •Use computers and computer software to conduct routine data entry or output. •Performs as a crew leader supervising lower level technicians in the performance of routine duties, maintenance and operations. May train lower level technicians in the collection of biological data or samples, performance of hatchery operations and/or operation of field stations, etc. •Performs simple functions in the areas of personnel, procurement and supply to maintain a steady workflow for daily scheduled tasks. •Maintains and adjusts water supplies to provide desired quality, quantity and temperature to incubation and rearing units. •Use computers and computer software to conduct routine data entry or output. •Serves as a project leader of a remote field station. •Helps the project supervisor in the area of supply procurement and quarterly ordering as it applies to project budgets. •Communicates daily information to supervisor to maintain logistical support of crews. •Recommends procedures, techniques and new equipment to improve work efficiencies or adaptation to new techniques. •Organizes, collects and presents data for reports and compiles information or assists in the writing of reports; compiles data and simple reports and/or maps; performs statistical computations; designs logs and forms for data collection. •Discriminates, counts and measures annual growth marks on fish scales. •Effectively interacts with public and directs inquiries to appropriate department or persons. •Performs laboratory work such as identification and processing of fish, plankton or parts thereof. •Performs related duties as assigned. HOW TO APPLY: --Submit an application online http://pwsac.com/online-application-form-employment/ MATERIALS REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION: --Cover Letter --Detailed Resume/CV
Qualifications
Minimum qualifications: --Must have a current driver’s license and pass a pre-employment drug test. --High school graduation or equivalent, and one year of experience as a fish and wildlife technician I or II, or one year of technical laboratory or field work experience, involving fish or wildlife research, management or habitat protection, and one year work experience at an advanced level fish and wildlife technician or aide (III or higher). Substitutions: •Associates of Science or Associates of Applied Science degrees in the areas of aquaculture, biology, fisheries, wildlife, or marine technologies may substitute for a maximum of one year of technical laboratory or field work experience, involving fish or wildlife research, management or habitat protection. One year of experience as a fish and wildlife technician or aide (II or higher) is required. •Bachelor of Science degree in fisheries, wildlife or habitat protection may substitute for a maximum of one year of technical laboratory or field work experience, involving fish or wildlife research, management or habitat protection. Six months as a fish and wildlife technician or aide (II or higher) is required. •Maintenance work experience at PWSAC hatcheries may count toward the fish and wildlife technician or aide work experience if it can be demonstrated that fish technician work was done during the time of employment and to meet the required time minimums.
Contact Person
Cecilia Wiese
Contact Phone
907-424-7511
Contact eMail
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