Title: Fishery Biologist 1- Tagging Trailer Operator
Anticipated Start Date: April 20, 2017
The 'Fishery Biologist I- Tagging Trailer Operator' is responsible for maintenance and operation of a manual marking trailer and/ or a mobile Autofish Tagging Trailer. Previous experience working in and operating fish tagging trailer is highly desirable.
Operate and maintain a manual marking trailer and/ or an Autofish mobile marking trailers, including setup and tear down at hatchery sites throughout Idaho for the purpose of marking/ tagging hatchery fish
Conduct marking/ tagging operations with manual marking system and/or the Autofish system, including PIT tagging and Coded-wire tagging
Operate computers and software programs associated with mobile Autofish trailer
Previous experience in operating and maintaining a manual tagging trailer and/ or a mobile Autofish tagging trailer in a hatchery setting is highly desirable
Lead crew or assist hatchery manager 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 Knowledge/ Skills/ Exeperience:
Knowledge of fishery biology
Knowledge of fish husbandry
Knowledge of personal computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, publishing software, presentation software, database software, topographic software, bibliographic software, and statistical analysis packages
Knowledge of technical writing protocols
Knowledge of statistics and mathematics
Knowledge of database management
Ability to communicate with others effectively both orally and in writing
lift 40-50 lbs.
valid driver's license
tow & maneuver trailers
fish species ID skills
oral communication skills
written communication skills
repair & maintain equipment
***This position requires a valid driver's license and all offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a driving record check.
Demands can range from sedentary, to moderate --where there is walking, climbing stairs and ladders, reaching, lifting, and bending, to rigorous. In the latter case, the employee must be able to handle buckets of water or gear weighing up to 50 pounds. Long daily periods of carrying equipment and/or standing are required. Overnight travel for long periods of time is required.
Some work is performed in an office setting with adequate lighting, heating and ventilation. Some work may be performed in fish processing labs, fish holding areas, and/or in the field. Employees may work on narrow, elevated walkways and platforms that are over or adjacent to water.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
A range of education and experience may be presented. At the lower end of the range, candidates must present successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major in biological science with at least 6 semester hours in aquatic subjects and at least 12 semester hours in the animal sciences. 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 year of graduate education that is directly related to the work of the position.
**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. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.