Fish Culturist – Virginia

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Craig County VA
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Full time Positions
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To assist Paint Bank Fish Cultural Station management with the technical and physical aspects of trout culture along with hatchery operations. To transport and distribute fish to public waters. Provides information and educational materials to the public in order to increase awareness and participation in boating, hunting, fishing and the overall importance of the Commonwealth’s natural resources.
Incumbent should possess knowledge of aquaculture techniques, preferably trout culture, fish health issues and hatchery operations; thorough knowledge of stocking and transportation of warm and cold water species; knowledge of building construction and maintenance techniques to include electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems; skilled in the use of relevant tools and equipment to include manual and power tools, fish feeders, mowers, tractors, stocking truck and lab equipment; skilled in the use of PC and Microsoft Office software, especially Word, Excel and Access; skilled in the collection and recording of physical, chemical and biological data; ability to construct, maintain and repair hatchery equipment and facilities; ability to perform manual labor to include moderate to heavy lifting in excess of 40 pounds; ability to work in varying indoor, outdoor, wet and dry climates; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to effectively manage relationships with the public at large and in small groups situations; ability to interpret and analyze data, calculate complex mathematical problems related to water flows, volume and disease treatments; ability to develop and track budgets and prepare monthly reports on fish lot performance, facility conditions and budgetary expenditures as required. Ability to comprehend, interpret and communicate scientific and regulatory FDA, EPA and DEQ documents, advising fisheries technicians and agency management of the ramifications and implications. Graduation from high school, or possession of general education diploma; possession of, or eligibility for a valid Virginia driver’s license with Class “B” endorsement. Related experience in fish culture, leadership, maintenance and trade skills. Additional related training may substitute for some of the required experience. Preferred Qualifications Cover Letters will not be accepted. Applicants who submit an incomplete application or an application without an attached resume will not be considered eligible for an interview. For consideration, a completed application or an application with an attached resume must be received online by 11:59PM on the “Job Close Date”. Faxed, Emailed, and Mailed applications will not be accepted for consideration. If you have been affected by Policy 1.30 Layoff as a state employee and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Card (Blue Card), you must submit this document through the “Virginia Jobs” (RMS) employment site when you apply. The Commonwealth of Virginia offers a competitive benefit package to include various health plan options, paid life insurance, Virginia Retirement System retirement plan, paid holidays, and a comprehensive leave plan. DGIF is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants are afforded equal opportunities without regard for race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics or disability. Reasonable accommodations are available to applicants with disabilities, if requested during the application and/or interview process. If accommodations are needed with the application and/or interview process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 804-367-0243. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application.
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