|Job Title:||Non-permanent Fish Hatchery Specialist 2* 07017-17|
|Opening Date/Time:||Wed. 08/02/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time|
|Closing Date/Time:||Wed. 08/09/17 5:00 PM Pacific Time|
|Salary:||$2,595.00 – $3,353.00 Monthly|
|Job Type:||Full Time – Non-Permanent|
|Location:||Pierce County – Orting, Washington|
|Department:||Dept. of Fish and Wildlife|
The Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field. We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable recreational and commercial opportunities dependent on viable fish and wildlife populations. Each day, WDFW employees facilitate fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities for millions of residents and visitors. WDFW’s employees–field and laboratory biologists, geneticists, research scientists, hatchery professionals, policy experts, fully commissioned law enforcement officers, land stewards, lab technicians, property acquisition specialists, customer service representatives and others work throughout the state. WDFW employees protect and restore critical habitat, strive to facilitate species recovery when necessary, and manage hundreds of fish and wildlife species. WDFW employees maintain nearly a million acres of public wildlife lands. They interpret, apply and enforce state and federal laws and collaborate with stakeholders to protect fish and wildlife resources. The Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field. We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission. Find out more about us and the important work we are a part of at www.wdfw.wa.gov
There is for one (1) 6-month non-permanent Fish Hatchery Specialist 2 in the Fish Program, Hatchery Division. The duty station is Voight Creek Hatchery located at 18801 Voight Meadow Road, Orting, WA. Anticpated start date is September 1, 2017.
Performs duties as assigned that include feeding fish, observing their behavior and health and reporting any issue or concerns to the FHS3 on site. This also includes cleaning ponds, raceways with vacuums, as well as cleaning troughs and incubator systems to maintain good fish health. This position will also be involved in taking fish weight samples, performing fish inventories and splits, grading by size, and working with the marking trailer. This position may be asked to administer Therapeutics as directed by our fish pathologist.
Operation and Maintenance of Facility
Operation and Maintenance of Equipment
Public Contact and Communications
Recordkeeping and Reporting
Other duties as assigned
All applicants considering applying for this position should understand and consider that standby is a requirement for all positions in the Fish Hatchery Specialist series. Management may determine it is necessary to assign it in order to accomplish the goals and objectives of the agency and as necessary to protect the resources of the agency and if assigned, it will be a requirement of the position.
|One year of experience as a Fish Hatchery Technician and successful completion of agency supervised training program, or an Associate’s degree in fisheries technology or closely allied field and one year of experience performing fish culture duties in a hatchery. OR Three years of education towards a Bachelor’s degree in fisheries or closely allied field and one year of experience performing fish culture duties in a hatchery. OR Successful completion of a fish culture program from a vocational school and one year of experience performing fish culture in a hatchery. OR Three years of experience performing a variety of fish culture duties in a hatchery will substitute for the required education. Preferred work experience in a hatchery setting.
Knowledge and Abilities Desired:
|To apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:
Three professional references (personal references do not count as professional)
Please note: Failure to follow the above application instructions will lead to disqualification. E-mailed documents will not be accepted in lieu of attaching your documents to the online profile.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388.