State of Washington Classified Job Specification
FISH HATCHERY TECHNICIAN
Performs basic fish hatchery duties. Under supervision, may perform and assist in technical functions.
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.
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.
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.