Fish Hatchery Technician – Spokane Hatchery – Non-Permanent – *09814-21

Agency
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Location
Spokane, Washington
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$2,552.00 - $3,294.00 Monthly
Start Date
10/04/2021
Last Date to Apply
09/15/2021
Website
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3224080/fish-hatchery-technician-spokane-hatchery-non-permanent-09814-21
Description
FULL-TIME/NON-PERMANENT FISH HATCHERY TECHNICIAN WDFW HATCHERIES DIVISION SPOKANE HATCHERY Spokane, Washington Anticipated Appointment Length: 9 Months October 4th, 2021 - June 30th, 2022 Are you technically savvy at rearing anadromous and non-anadromous species of fish? Do you have a scientific mindset and wish to use your expertise to protect and conserve salmon and their natural habitats? If so, apply to become a Fish Hatchery Technician! The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) currently operates 75 hatchery facilities, the majority dedicated to producing salmon and/or steelhead. Hatcheries have operated in Washington State for more than a century, beginning with a facility on the Kalama River in 1895. We are seeking highly motivated Fish Hatchery Technicians to work alongside a diverse team to support salmon conservation while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational opportunities in the state of Washington. With that in mind, Picture yourself performing scientific, technical, and related maintenance duties at Spokane Hatchery and trap sites, rearing anadromous (fish that spend most of their adult lives at sea, but return to fresh water to spawn) and non-anadromous species of fish. These are opportunities to perform sound fish culture practices and assist in identifying, sorting, and sampling species for spawning and adult distribution. The optimal applicants have a positive can-do attitude and are eager to work hard. We are seeking candidates who respect and value the opinions of others, creating an inclusive team environment where every member feels they contribute value to the project and WDFW. Duties ur Fish Hatchery Technician, Monitors fish behavior and health. Monitors egg and fish production and disinfects and enumerates eggs. Picks egg loss by hand or using equipment and incubates for facility programs or shipments. Assists in conducting remote trapping and spawning operations, including transport of equipment and gametes. Incubates eggs using a variety of vessels including, shallow troughs. Assists in loading fish for transport. Maintains proper water flow and rearing environments. Assists in performing KD calculations to predict when to start fish on feed. Assists in distribution of daily feed rations. Clips the fins of fish as part of a marking program. Assists loading trucks according to safe hauling densities, utilizing proper oxygen levels and monitoring fish during transport. Performs maintenance duties in and around hatchery to preserve a clean and safe working environment. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work Setting, including hazards: Work is both inside and outside in variable conditions - very hot and cold weather extremes. Work can be performed alone or with others in remote locations. Tasks include frequent strenuous physical activities such as lifting or moving feed sacks weighing up to 55lbs daily. Schedule: Typically, a forty-hour workweek that is non-scheduled. Travel Requirements: Minimum travel. Tools and Equipment: Pickups, four-wheeler, chainsaw, table saw, various shop tools and any other tools required at the hatchery. Customer Interactions: Frequent interactions will occur with the public when they visit the facility and when providing guided tours. Other: Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 state employees must be fully vaccinated effective October 18, 2021, absent an approved medical or religious accommodation. Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED. Certifications/Licenses: A valid driver’s license is required. Must currently hold a valid First Aid card or obtained within 6 months of hire. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Six (6) months of experiences working at a fish hatchery. Supplemental Information Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification. In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application: A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted). A current resume. Three professional references. IMPORTANT NOTES: On Monday August 9, 2021, Governor Inslee enacted Proclamation 21-14 which requires that all employees of all state agencies not headed by an elected official be fully vaccinated with a recommended COVID-19 vaccine by October 18, 2021 as a condition of employment. Fully vaccinated includes the two-week waiting period after the last shot in each series, or single shot, is given. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide verification of COVID vaccination. A list of acceptable documents to provide verification can be reviewed here. Vaccination acceptable documents link (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) All new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) on their first day of work. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide documentation proving you are eligible to work in the United States. For a list of acceptable documents, please use the following link: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and the public safe. We are hiring and encourage you to apply to open positions. We have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews. JOIN THE WDFW TEAM: Learn about our agency and the perks of working for WDFW! The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field. We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission. We value demonstrated skills in living WDFW values of Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE). WDFW employees may be eligible for the following: Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave, 11 Paid Holidays per year, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth. UNION – WAFHP: This position is in the bargaining unit represented by the Washington Association of Fish & Wildlife Hatchery Professionals and is subject to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the Washington Association of Fish Hatchery Professionals (WAFHP). VETERAN PREFERENCE NOTICE: To take advantage of veteran preference, please do the following: Email a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or USDVA signed verification of service letter to RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov. Subject line should include recruitment number, position and Vet (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – Veteran) Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE NOTICE: To take advantage of military spouse preference, please do the following: Notify us of your military spouse status by email at RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov. Subject line should include recruitment number, position and MS (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – MS) Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov Note: Please blackout any PII (personally identifiable information) data such as social security numbers. For further information, please contact us at RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov. As part of WDFW’s efforts to advance respectful and inclusive work environments, the Agency expects inclusivity as part of our professional interactions and communications. Therefore, we want to ensure that all individuals feel welcome, are treated fairly and respectfully. All staff are empowered to fully contribute to serving their work unit, Agency, and the citizens of Washington. The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and are encouraged to apply. 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Qualifications
Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED. Certifications/Licenses: A valid driver’s license is required. Must currently hold a valid First Aid card or obtained within 6 months of hire. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Six (6) months of experiences working at a fish hatchery.
Contact Person
Salyse Duckworth
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