Senior Fish Culturist: Lusk, Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Corrections
Lusk, Wyoming
Job Category
Full time Positions
$25.01 Hourly
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Department of Corrections Lusk Wyoming Women's Center is currently hiring a Senior Fish Culturist for the Aquaculture Building used to raise Tilapia. The incumbent will perform the duties of Aquaculture Shop Supervisor and direct inmate workers in the day-to-day operation of a reticulating aquaculture facility producing Tilapia. The position also requires supervision of other Correctional industry shops as dictated by staffing needs. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level. Preventive maintenance on pumps and other production system components. Tool and chemical inventories (ability to create and use spreadsheets in Excel). Maintain inmate worker records and enter payroll and additional information into WCIS. Train inmate workers on aquaculture-related topics and workplace health and safety. Participates in operational planning, including budgeting, long-term goals, and educational programs. Performs daily fish culture functions involving egg handling, fish rearing, and fish distribution. Maintains hatchery buildings, grounds, roads, fences, and a wider variety of equipment, emphasizing water enhancement equipment. Maintains other various records and complete reports as specified by the Department, State, and other federal agencies as needed; includes monthly reports, feed orders, effluent discharge permit reports, etc. Advises on fish scheduling, egg requests, and truck schedule. Monitors fish health and growth, and determine feeding rates, flow rates, and rearing densities. Calculates and administers chemical treatments as defined by Department policy and federal regulations. Evaluates current methods and experiments with new fish culture techniques. Solicit bids, submits purchase requisitions, make purchases, and submit invoices for payment. Follows all fiscal procedures and accurately completes all necessary forms. Plans direct and supervises the work of others. Attends meetings and training sessions to stay current on fish culture techniques, computer technology, Department policy, and Department issues statewide. Makes contacts with schools, local media, and the general public. Gives tours of hatchery and brood stock facilities.
Preference will be given to applicants with a bachelor's degree in Fish or Wildlife Biology with three (3) - to five (5) years of progressive work experience (typically in Fish or Wildlife Biology). MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor's Degree (typically in Fish or Wildlife Biology) Experience: 0-3 years of progressive work experience (typically in Fish or Wildlife Biology) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Fish Culturist OR Education & Experience Substitution: 4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in Fish or Wildlife Biology) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Fish Culturist. Necessary Special Requirements PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Be available 24 hours a day on work rotation, including weekends. Able to work in cold, wet conditions in and around water. Able to lift fifty pounds. Climbing on an occasional to regular basis. Balancing on an occasional basis. Stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching regularly. Crawling on an occasional basis. Reaching and Pushing/pulling regularly. Seeing: the visual ability to operate machinery and perform mechanical or skilled trade duties. Seeing: the visual ability to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned. Environmental Conditions: WDOC prisons are typically modern, well-lit, air-conditioned, and ventilated. These positions typically work inside with occasional work outside. There is the risk of exposure to mechanical or atmospheric hazards periodically. Because this is a prison setting, staff must be able to work around incarcerated felons frequently and have the risk of being exposed to infectious diseases.
Contact Person
Deborah Hale
Contact Phone
(307) 777-6136
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