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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Performs basic fish hatchery duties. Under supervision, may perform and assist in technical functions.

Typical Work

Assists in spawning fish;

Clips the fins of fish as part of a marking program;

Performs grounds care and maintenance; repairs equipment and facilities;

Provides security for a facility during spawning season;

Washes and cleans ponds, water intakes, fish holding tanks, spawning troughs, and egg trays;

Drives truck to deliver supplies and equipment;

Assists in preparing and mixing fish food; feeds fish as directed;

Assists in taking and recording data;

Assists in preparing and administering chemicals and drugs to combat disease;

Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: methods and equipment used for grounds maintenance.

Ability to: work-out-of doors in all weather conditions, perform strenuous physical tasks, follow instructions and complete assigned tasks, use sound judgment.

Legal Requirement(s)

Some positions require a valid driver’s license.

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

High School graduation or GED.

Class Specification History

New class consolidates: (formerly 92591 Fish Hatchery Worker; 4759 Fish Hatchery Technician ) Adopted May 11, 2007 Effective July 1 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017; 26 to 27.

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