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Fish Culturist Posted Jul 25
Arizona Game and Fish Department , Cornville, AZ

This position assists with fish culture and maintenance activities, site security, and maintenance of work and living environments at Page Springs Hatchery. This position will be responsible for projects assigned by their supervisor in addition to regularly assigned daily activities. Examples include assisting with renovation of pac columns, refurbishing LHO boxes, predator control or coordinating volunteers to assist with upkeep of grounds. The position requires the ability to clearly communicate with the supervisor and well as coworkers. Capture, load, and transport fish operating 1-ton, 3-ton, and combination vehicles. Communicates with the public and provides hatchery talks/tours. Assists in diagnosis of fish disease. Gathers fish culture data and makes computer entries, producing hatchery reports and feed charts. Daily lifting of 50 pound feed sacks and occasional lifting of 50 pound salt bags and moving of 150 pound oxygen bottles. Participates in training sessions and meetings that may require travel and overnight stays. Oversees work of seasonal employees. Individual is required to work a rotating weekend duty along with at least six other employees, working at least one in every six weekends, alone, performing daily fish culture activities. Regular working hours at the hatchery are 7am to 4pm. Also required to occasionally work at two other fish culture stations, harvesting fish from earthen ponds or tending eggs and fry. Occasionally assist the building maintenance supervisor with various projects. Promotes a safe and productive work environment as well as a quality experience for visitors to the hatchery.

The candidate will have knowledge of/in: cultured trout behavior; biology; propagation and transportation techniques; trout diseases and treatment methods. The ideal candidate will be skilled in techniques of daily care including, feeding, cleaning, inventory tracking and record keeping. The candidate will have the abilities for maintaining and repairing hatchery facilities and equipment. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in a wildlife science, Aquaculture or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and one year of fish hatchery experience Position requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid, state-issued commercial driver’s license (Class A) appropriate to the assignment with air brakes and tanker endorsement (must be obtained within 6 months of appointment). Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training in accordance with Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12. Employment is contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.

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Wildlife Management Division / Aquatic Wildlife Branch
Page Springs Hatchery / Cornville, AZ
FLSA - Exempt / Salary Grade 18 ($31,110-$55,762)
Requisition #39680 / Closing Date: 07/29/2018

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