The incumbent will assist in all aspects of freshwater intensive fish culture activities; including water quality monitoring, calculating and administering feeding schedules, tank and raceway cleaning, and monitoring system control devices. Primary cultured species include Florida largemouth bass, channel catfish, striped bass and hybrids, bluegill and redear sunfish. Incumbent will also assist with transporting fish to statewide stocking locations, and grade fish to achieve specific size requirements. Assists with manual fish spawning activities, fertilized egg collection and incubation of multiple freshwater fish species cultured at the hatchery. Develops feeding strategies and helps prepare medicated feeds as assigned by supervisor. Assists in design and implementation of specific scientific studies conducted at the hatchery related to diet evaluation and growth performance of game fish, fish health chemicals and therapeutics, loading densities, etc. Assists in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports as well as conduct literature searches, assist in scientific document writing, review of scientific reports, and publishing of scientific studies conducted at the hatchery. Conducts repairs to equipment such as pumps, motors, fish hauling trailers, etc. Assists in extensive pond management culture and harvest as directed.
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•A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a life or physical science and two years of professional experience in a field or laboratory program;
•Experience with driving up to 1-ton trucks and goose-neck trailers.
•Must have the ability to complete light construction and plumbing repairs.
•Must communicate with the public effectively; work well as part of a team and with minimum supervision; possess good writing skills, and effectively communicate verbally.
•A master's degree from an accredited college or university in a life or physical science, preferably in the fisheries/aquaculture sciences