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Assistant Growout Facility Coordinator

Company: The World Aquaculture Society
Location: Carlsbad
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Carlsbad, CA Full Time $18-22/hr + benefits Job DetailsDescription: HSWRI operates amarine fish hatchery that produces fish for the Ocean Resources Enhancement andHatchery Program (OREHP), administered by the California Department of Fish andWildlife. OREHP's goal is to determinethe feasibility of replenishing depleted marine fisheries through stocking ofcultured fish. As part of the OREHP,HSWRI is responsible for tagging and transporting fish to growout facilitiesoperating throughout southern California where the fish are grown to a largersize prior to release.Job Summary: Assist the Growout Coordinator (GC) insuccessfully rearing, tagging, transporting and releasing tens of thousandshatchery-reared white seabass yearly. Participatein HSWRI SCUBA diving activities involving the inspection and the maintenanceof HSWRI subsurface equipment and structures. May assist with research experiments conductedat HSWRI net pens and broodstock collection; and public outreach bycommunicating program information directly at meetings and club-sponsoredevents, and remotely by phone, email, newsletters and websites.Responsibilities/JobDuties Include: - Husbandry. AssistGC in routine growout cage SoCal site. Assistwith transport and delivery of fish to facilities, coordinate releases, and otherhusbandry activities, including grow-out site fish health treatments; taggingfish at the hatchery; site maintenance and husbandry operations at the HSWRIgrowout pen in Agua Hedionda Lagoon. - Safety and Biosecurity. -Observe current and development improved safety and biosecurity measures - Management. Assistwith training and scheduling transporting fish and other activities associatedwith the growout facilities and tagging operations. Assist with coordination of semi-annualgrowout volunteer meetings. - System Design and Maintenance. Assess growout site maintenance needs. Maintain inventory of nets for allgrowout. Coordinate and assist in thesurface and subsurface maintenance of growout facilities. Assist with design and improvement of growoutsystems - Record Keeping and Reporting. Maintain records of all husbandry activities.Assist GC with growout facility operators' data collection & transmittal. Contribute to reports and proposals. - Other. Assistwith equipment and supplies purchase for volunteers. Operate watercraft in embayments and openocean environments. Assist with field related studies.
RequirementsQualifications:

  • Experience with aquacultureand/or cage farming of marine finfish strongly preferred.
  • Basic SCUBA certification isrequired; advanced training with experience in scientific diving ispreferred.
  • Current Driver's License requiredwith insurability to operate HSWRI vehicles. Occasionally required todrive 300-500 miles round-trip, with greater frequency in the peak of theproduction season including trailering live fish in tanks.
  • Demonstrated experience withtowing trailers up to 10,000 lbs. preferred.
  • Dynamic, highly motivated withexcellent organizational and time management skills PhysicalRequirements and Working Conditions:
    • Ability to occasionally,safely lift and carry up to 50 pounds(e.g., bags of fish feed).
    • Ability to work outdoors and in semi-protectedareas 75% of the time; Indoor activities (25%) include data entry and officework.
    • Ability to work bothindependently and as part of a team.
    • Good written and verbalcommunication skills, including the use of standard word processing,spreadsheet, and database software programs.
    • Ability to read printed materialsand a computer screen; and communicate effectively in person and over thetelephone.
    • Flexibility to work long hours,weekends, and overnight stays to accomplish assigned duties as needed
    • Supports a diverse, equitable,and inclusive work environment where all staff, volunteers and guests arerespected and valued.
      Contact InformationHubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
      HR
      hr@hswri.org
      619-226-3870
      https://hswri.org/
      Please send cover letter and resume to hr@hswri.org. -
      Post Date: 11/29/2022 10:42:50 AM
      Closing Date: 1/31/2023 12:00:00 AM
      Share this jobAbout this companyHubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) is a non-profit scientific research organization committed to conserving and renewing marine life to ensure a healthier planet. Our team of experts provides innovative and objective scientific solutions to challenges threatening ocean health and marine life in our rapidly changing world.

Keywords: The World Aquaculture Society, San Diego , Assistant Growout Facility Coordinator, Other , Carlsbad, California

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