Perform daily fish hatchery duties that include but are not limited to feeding fish, cleaning screens scrubbing ponds and troughs, picking up dead fish and eggs, and keeping simple records of fish loss. Assist permanent staff with a variety of fisheries related activities including, but not limited to: flow/density assessments, genetic tissue sampling, triploiding and diploiding, photo period, collect gametes for cryopreservation, and assist with the care of eggs and fish at various stages of development in hatchery incubators, troughs, tanks, ponds and raceways. Pond cleaning is performed daily as needed and requires the use of waterproof waders (provided).
Provide general care and maintenance to facility grounds and vehicles consisting of, but not limited to mowing lawns, raking leaves, weed removal, trimming shrubs, trees and bushes and shoveling snow and/or dirt, dispose of hatchery garbage (residences and facility). Vehicle and equipment maintenance and service, cleaning buildings and offices, minor hatchery and residence construction.
Provide general care and maintenance to facility and buildings, including but not limited to minor structural and general building maintenance and repairs; general cleanup of buildings and grounds.
Operation of fish/pond crowders, fish pumps, ATV (required certification provided), forklift (required certification provided), tractors, lawn mowers, weed eaters, snowplow, snow blower, and fish planting trucks which requires possession of a valid Driver License. Complete annual and required trainings.
Keep records of fish and egg inventory and losses, size counts; chemical treatments, vehicle and equipment service records and use logs; supply inventory; attendance reporting and other reports as required.
Assist in selecting, sorting and spawning various kinds of trout broodstock. Assist in fish planting; carry buckets of fish for distribution at various locations along local mountain streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Pick and pack trout eggs to be distributed throughout the California State Hatchery System. Assist in training of new Seasonal Aid employees. Assist management and lead persons with inmate crews as they assist in projects on the facility.