Fisheries Technician III – Remote, Alaska

Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation
Cordova, AK
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$13/hr (free room and board)
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Fish Technician III functions as part of the hatchery operations team in the cultivating and rearing of fish. Under the general supervision of a fish culturist or higher level fish technician, performs paraprofessional field, office and laboratory work in various phases of hatchery operations. Incumbents may work independently following general guidelines and use discretion in adapting actions to specific situations. Fish Technician III is the journey level in the Fish Technician series. Incumbents perform duties requiring use of discretionary judgment and independence, while serving as crew members at field sites, in office settings and on vessels. They may also serve as crew leaders authorized to direct the work of one or more crew members and to perform simple support functions involving site logistics, and supply matters. Positions require some knowledge of fisheries, aquaculture and technical practices and procedures. Incumbents are expected to perform simple problem analysis and resolution. • 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. • Operates skiffs and small boats, live trap nets, ATVs, snow machines, pickups, bobcats, loaders, power tools, firearms or other equipment, etc. • 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. • Performs simple functions in the areas of personnel, procurement and supply to maintain a steady workflow for daily scheduled tasks. • Collects and compiles data and maintains records. May help organize and present data for reports. • 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.
a. High school graduation or equivalent, and 12 months work experience in fish and wildlife duties; b. or a Bachelor of Science, an Associates of Applied Science, or an Associates of Science degree in fisheries, wildlife, habitat protection, aquaculture, biology, or marine technology. c. Must have a current driver’s license and pass a pre-employment drug test.
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Amber Thompson
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