Technician – Sunderland State Fish Hatchery, Sunderland, MA

MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Sunderland, MA
Job Category
Full time Positions
$42,487.64 - $56,924.14 Yearly
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game works to preserve the state's natural resources and people's right to conservation of those resources, as protected by Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution. To carry out this mission, the Department exercises responsibility over the Commonwealth's marine and freshwater fisheries, wildlife species, plants, and natural communities, as well as the habitats that support them. The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) is responsible for the conservation - including restoration, protection, and management - of fish and wildlife resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the public. The Department of Fish and Game is accepting resumes and applications for the position of Hatchery Technician (Wildlife Technician II) assigned to the Sunderlannd Fish Hatchery, Sunderland, MA. The Hatchery Technician (Wildlife Technician II) performs a variety of routine semi-skilled tasks under supervision as assigned in connection with culture of trout at Sunderland State Fish Hatchery, including propagation and liberation of trout, and maintenance of the hatchery equipment, vehicles, buildings and grounds. DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Delivers and distributes fish with a stocking truck to locations as assigned to release fish into the waters of the Commonwealth. Observes and cares for raceway production fish as directed by hatchery manager and assistant manager Ensures normal water flow/aeration, detects and reports abnormal fish behavior to mitigate potential fish losses. Performs generalized maintenance and repair of the hatchery's buildings, grounds, raceways, vehicles, etc. as directed in order to keep the hatchery in good operational condition. Feeds hatchery stock each day following feed schedule provided by supervisor to promote maximum fish growth and pool cleanliness. Spawns fish at other Division hatcheries when assigned to do so. Cleans pools and raceway settling areas as required in compliance with state and federal permits. Works weekends and holidays on a rotating basis to maintain a seven day a week operation. Cleans spring and other hatchery water supply sources as directed Interacts with the general public concerning inquiries related to hatchery operation. Designated as emergency personnel and reports to work during weather emergencies as assigned Performs related work as assigned.
Preferred Qualifications Skill in using small hand tools such as hammers, pliers, saws, screwdrivers, wrenches, as well as hand power tools etc. Skill in using simple motorized equipment such as a snow blower, lawn mower, grass trimmer, garden, small tractor, pressure washer, water pump, etc. Ability to follow oral and written instruction. Ability to work in a team setting. Manual dexterity. Physical stamina and endurance. Ability to repeatedly lift up to 45 pounds. Ability to operate a motor vehicle, including a manual transmission truck. Willingness and ability to work outdoors in and around water in all weather conditions. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE (List knowledge’s, skills, abilities) Knowledge of fish culture operations, fish biology and aquatic biology Ability to prioritize and manage personal daily workload. Ability to determine how to approach a problem or perform a minor repair. Ability to manage effective and appropriate interactions with the public. Ability to operate heavy equipment, boats, and motors and use hand and power tools. Ability to use a computer to enter data and produce written documents. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to maintain accurate records. Ability to perform basic math functions. Ability to work independently. Qualifications First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time or equivalent part-time, experience in work associated with fish or game management, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in fisheries or wildlife technology, fisheries or wildlife management, marine science or fisheries, marine or wildlife biology or a related field may be substituted for the required experience. Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Melixza Esenyie - 6176261282
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Janice Finnigan
Contact Phone
617 626 1561
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