|Job Title:||Non-permanent Fish Hatchery Technician* 08508-17|
|Opening Date/Time:||Mon. 09/18/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time|
|Closing Date/Time:||Sun. 09/24/17 5:00 PM Pacific Time|
|Salary:||$2,130.00 – $2,718.00 Monthly|
|Job Type:||Full Time – Non-Permanent|
|Location:||Whatcom County – Other, 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 currently one (1) 4-month full-time non-permanent Fish Hatchery Technician position in the Fish Program, Hatchery Division. The duty station the Kendal Creek Hatchery located at 7100 Hatchery Road, Deming, WA. 98244. Anticipated start date is October 1, 2017 through January 30, 2018.
|Adult fish handling fish feeding and pond cleaning
Collecting, sorting, and spawning of adult and juvenile salmon. This position is responsible for vacuuming and pressure washing the ponds for cleaning. Egg and fish sampling and picking, this includes weighing; counting salmon eggs; removing egg deformities and mortalities. These duties require long periods of standing, careful attention to detail and protocols in often cold temperatures
Record keeping and Reporting
Ground and equipment maintenance
Public Contact and Communications
All other duties required
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.
|Graduation from high school or GED. Preferred work experience in a hatchery setting.
Knowledge and Abilities Desired:
1. Basic computer skills, familiarity with Microsoft Outlook and Excel software.
2. Basic fish culture techniques; rearing procedures
3. Water dynamics ( e.g. flows, flow patterns, availability, temperature, etc)
4. Calibration of specialized instruments (e.g. scales, Dissolved Oxygen meters)
5. Basic math; calculate and understand quantities and proportions
6. Ability to work out of doors in all weather conditions and perform strenuous physical activities.
7. Safe and proper use and maintenance of tools and equipment.
|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.