PACIFIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION POSITION DESCRIPTION
Title: Fisheries Technician 1- Tagging Trailer Assistant
Anticipated Start Date: April 24, 2018
The 'Fishery Technician I- Tagging Trailer Assistant' is responsible for assisting in the maintenance and operation of a manual tagging trailer and/ or a mobile Autofish Tagging Trailer. Previous experience working in and operating fish tagging trailers, and experience tagging fish in a hatchery setting is desirable.
Assist in operating and maintaining a manual tagging trailer and/ or an Autofish mobile marking trailers, including setup and tear down at hatchery sites for the purpose of marking/ tagging hatchery fish
Conduct marking/ tagging operations with manual tagging trailer and/ or an Autofish system
Operate computers and software programs associated with mobile Autofish trailer
Travel to hatcheries throughout Idaho will require extended overnight stays.
Assist with maintenance of fish including feeding fish, cleaning tanks, establishing feeding schedules, assessing growth, and monitoring fish health.
Collect samples of blood and tissues.
Monitor and maintain facility systems, equipment, and water quality.
Maintain records of data and perform routine analysis.
Required Experience/ Knowledge/ Skills:
Knowledge of fishery biology
Knowledge of fish husbandry
Knowledge of personal computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail
lift 40-50 lbs.
valid driver's license
tow & maneuver trailers
fish species ID skills
***This position requires a valid driver's license and all offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a driving record check.
Support captive fish rearing activities including spawning, incubating, feeding, sampling, sorting, handling, medicating, anesthetizing, and transporting fish. Monitor the status of facility systems and equipment. Assist in development, fabrication, construction, and maintenance of systems.
Make regular facility inspections including, for example, dewatering equipment, pumps, flumes, gates, tanks, screens, filters, gatewells, and/or tag interrogation equipment. Monitor and maintain water quality levels. Record findings and adjustments made. Respond appropriately and immediately to emergencies.
Demands can range from moderate --where there is walking, climbing stairs and ladders, reaching, lifting, bending, and strenuous sweeping-- to rigorous. In the latter case, the incumbent must be able to handle buckets of water or gear weighing up to 50 pounds. Long daily periods of carrying equipment and/or standing may be required. Overnight travel for extended periods is required.
A portion of the work is performed in an office setting with adequate lighting, heating and ventilation. The majority is performed in fish processing labs, fish holding areas, and/or in the field. Incumbents may work on narrow, elevated walkways and platforms that are over or adjacent to water.
Qualifications: Minimum Qualification Requirements:
A range of experience and education may be presented. At the lower end of the range, candidates must present six months of General Experience* OR one year of education above the high school level that included at least six semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses. An equivalent combination of experience and education is also qualifying.
At the upper end of the range, candidates must present one year of Specialized Experience** OR a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with a major or at least 24 semester hours of coursework in any combination of scientific or technical courses. An equivalent combination of experience and education is also qualifying.
*General Experience is (1) any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with biological sciences or the processes of the biological sciences.
**Specialized Experience is experience that equips the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled.