- - Fisheries
- MI, USA
- Year Round - Full Time
The Fisheries Enhancement Coordinator, under the direction of the Program Director, is responsible for managing all fish culture operations; overseeing management of two hatchery facilities and rearing ponds; and providing biological recommendations for the management of Tribal commercial fisheries.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Rears and stocks summer fingerling walleye in accordance with tribal fish stocking goals, and associated biological, environmental, and legal considerations.
- Rears fall fingerling walleye for stocking or sales; seek and coordinate tribal walleye fingerling sales opportunities.
- Oversees the operation and maintenance of hatcheries and associated buildings, structures, and ponds; i.e. costs controls, assessment of needs and facility planning.
- Oversees the salmon weir at the Nunns Creek Facility.
- Assists Program Director with fishery enhancement planning and acquisition of additional funding for enhancement activities.
- Represents Sault Tribe/CORA (Chippewa/Ottawa Resource Authority) on various inter-governmental committees that address Great Lakes fishery management.
- Assists Program Director in providing fishery management recommendations to Sault Tribe/CORA.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Reports, summarizes and analyzes fish culture/stocking results.
- Reports and presents appropriate information to tribes and outside fishery management entities.
- All other job related duties as assigned.
Immediate peers, peers in other department, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, executives, customers and outside vendors/service providers.
Position heavy with team or dual lifting of 100 pounds and frequent lifting of 50 pounds. Physical factors include constant bending frequent standing, walking sitting, carrying/lifting, pulling, stooping manual handling, use of near/far vision, driving, typing; occasional pulling, climbing, kneeling, reaching, use of hearing, smell, midrange vision, depth perception and color/field of vision. Working conditions include constant exposure to weather, frequent exposure to wet/humidity, insects; occasional exposure to extreme heat/cold, noise and vibration and air quality. Potential hazards include constant equipment use, trucks, trailers, boats, pressurized tanks, nets, pumps, tractor, knives, hand and power tools, frequent exposure to moving mechanical parts, computer use, working on boats, deep water, rough seas, exposed areas; occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, electric shock, high exposed places, chemicals and insecticides/pesticides and infectious exposure. .
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Fishery Biology, Wildlife Biology, Fisheries Sciences or Ecology required.
Experience: Two years of experience in working in a hatchery or aquaculture facility required.
Certification/License: Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of fish aquaculture methods with emphasis on walleye required. Knowledge of fish transportation and sales with emphasis on walleye fingerlings required. Knowledge of fish disease/health threats and treatments required. Knowledge of Great Lakes fisheries management and research, including evaluation of stocking programs required. Mechanical (equipment, light plumbing) knowledge required. Knowledge of fisheries assessment/sampling techniques e.g. boats, nets, data collection required. Must be able to prepare clear, concise, thorough, meaningful, and grammatically correct written reports, letters, memoranda, policy and procedural drafts, and other written documents. Oral presentation skills required. Problem solving skills preferred. Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in a diverse range of audiences and settings. Must be able to establish and maintain effective communication with co-workers, subordinates, supervisors, peers in other agencies and the general public. Must be able to work extended hours when needed. Must be flexible and available to work various shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays. Must be able drive pickup trucks (with trailer), load/launch boats, operate outboard motors. Must maintain confidentiality. Must be able and capable of using pressurized tanks, knives, and other equipment that could be injurious. Native American preferred.
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