Department of Wildlife Jobs – Technician

Website California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Job Description:

This specification describes a recruiting and developmental class in which employees, under supervision, perform a variety of tasks in fish and wildlife conservation work at fixed or temporary installations in the natural habitat and fish hatcheries; work in a major phase of the operation of a fish hatchery; or act as lead of a small crew engaged in fish and wildlife habitat improvement work, fish planting, counting, or egg collection activities; and do other related work. Incumbents are assigned duties and responsibilities commensurate with their background and training.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform the skilled/semiskilled work at a fish hatchery or planting base in such tasks as: spawn fish, care for and transfer eggs, and incubate and hatch eggs; care for fry, prepare feed for and feed fish, and clean troughs and rearing ponds; treat fish for disease, inventory fish, load fish for transport, and transport fish; maintain facilities and equipment; monitor fish health and water quality; record information; and operate various vehicles, equipment, and tools.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of: Methods, materials, and equipment used in fish hatchery and wildlife management activities in California; methods of stripping, spawning, and caring for eggs; raising fry and young fish; transporting and planting fish; construction and maintenance work involved in making, installing, and repairing fish screens, ladders, and traps; life cycles of trout, anadromous, and warm water species; stream improvement procedures; recognition and control of hatchery fish diseases and parasites; wildlife habitat construction, maintenance, and improvement methods; general power tools, welding, carpentry, concrete work, and painting; operation of such equipment as trucks, bulldozers, and backhoes.
  • Ability to: Communicate effectively; follow oral and written instructions; prepare simple reports and maintain simple records; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the work; analyze situations and take effective action; perform a variety of skilled/semiskilled mechanical and construction work and direct the work of seasonal staff.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Possession of a valid driver license of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. (Applicants who do not possess the license will be admitted to the examination but must secure the license prior to appointment.) and Either I Six months of experience in the natural resources field such as parks, forestry, or fish and wildlife. (Completion of one year of college with at least six semester units in the biological sciences may be substituted for the required experience.)

Job Details:

Company: California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Other

Job Location: Seattle, WA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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