Hatchery Technician

full time at Govt of Nova Scotia in NS, Canada
The Technician, under the supervision of the Hatchery Manager, will assist in the rearing and distribution of brook, brown and rainbow trout to enhance the Province's sport fishery. S/he will also assist in the implementation of programs directed towards the management of the Province's inland sport fishery. Duties on site include: feeding fish, cleaning rearing units, various fin fish husbandry practices, as well as use and maintenance of aquaculture equipment. Fish distribution involves: driving three and five ton trucks to sites across the Province. Management activities involve: watershed/ creel surveys, wild fish collections and public information events.

Grade 11 and two years related experience or an acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience. Applicants should have knowledge and experience in fish hatchery production techniques including fish husbandry, data collection and assessment. Must be skilled in the operation of motor vehicles, small boats and aquaculture/fisheries management equipment. Candidates should be proficient in and around lakes, rivers and streams and swimming ability would be an asset. This is a labour intensive position which, at times, requires the ability to lift and carry heavy loads over rough terrain for prolonged periods in a variety of weather conditions. A valid drivers license with an air brakes endorsement, is necessary as this job involves driving distribution trucks, unaccompanied, to sites across Nova Scotia. The Technician will be required to work for extended hours, and some weekends and have a Standard Level First Aid/CPR and WHMIS.

Classification Level: TE 11

Salary Range: $16.84 - $19.09 per hour

Closing Date: April 28, 2009

Note: This is 4 month Seasonal position with anticipated start date in May 2009 - August 2009

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