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Fish Hatchery Technician - North Toutle Hatchery
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Deadline to Apply:
Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 11:45pm
FULL-TIME/NON-PERMANENT - FISH HATCHERY TECHNICIAN
WDFW HATCHERIES DIVISION
NORTH TOUTLE HATCHERY
Anticipated Appointment Length:
8.5 Months – September 12, 2021 – May 31, 2022
Work outdoors providing important environmental work feeding and caring for fry, juvenile salmonids, and eggs in incubation. Be part of a dynamic and diverse team of Fish Hatchery Technicians that support the mission by performing scientific, technical, and related maintenance duties at hatchery facilities.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) currently operates 75 hatchery facilities, the majority dedicated to producing salmon and/or steelhead. Hatcheries have operated in Washington State for more than a century, beginning with a facility on the Kalama River in 1895.
With that in mind,
Picture yourself weighing and distributing feed to rearing containers and taking weight samples of fish to determine feed rations.
In this dynamic role, you will assist in administering chemical and medicated feed treatments as well as measuring and maintaining proper flows to the hatchery.
The optimal applicants have a professional and courteous attitude and enjoy interacting with the public.
We are seeking candidates who respect and value the opinions of others, creating an inclusive team environment where every member feels they contribute value to the project and WDFW.
Our Fish Hatchery Technician,
-Assists with treatment calculations and measuring water inflows.
-Loads fish into marking trailers during clipping season.
-Picks and enumerates eggs/fry and loads hatching trays with eyed eggs.
-Washes and cleans ponds, water intakes, tanks, troughs, and egg trays.
-Operates seine nets, lifting nets, or buckets out of the pond repetitively to weigh fish.
-Handles and sorts adult salmonids for surplus and spawning.
-Performs grounds care, maintenance, and repairs equipment and facilities.
Work Setting, including hazards:
-Outside in all weather conditions.
-Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tools and Equipment:
-Hand tools and some power tools.
-Some interaction with the public and volunteers.
-High School Diploma or GED.
-A valid driver’s license is required.
-Six (6) months of experiences working at a fish hatchery.
How to Apply: