DEPARTMENT: BOARD OF EDUCATION
SALARY: MINIMUM $49,134 ANNUALIZED
REMOVAL DATE: SEPTEMBER 24, 2021
This is a responsible position at Sound School HS. The aquaculture technician is responsible for managing the operations of the fish production laboratory used by students to cultivate and harvest fish and other aquatic livestock. Work is performed under the supervision of the school principal or administrator designee and is evaluated through observation of results.
Graduation from an accredited university or college with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in marine biology or related field. Minimum of two (2) years of related laboratory skills and experience with both fresh and salt water aquariums. Previous experience with aquaculture technology and aquaculture industry required; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills, including but not limited to: Knowledge of the current equipment used in the field of aquaculture. Knowledge and experience with water pump operations and piping water to aquatic holding tanks. Knowledge and experience with a variety of filtration systems (RAS). Knowledge and experience with basic protocols for filter cleaning, rotation and replacement. Knowledge of theories and principles of polishing water for re-circulating systems. Knowledge of optimal water quality parameters required for aquatic life in a fish production laboratory. Knowledge and experience with appropriate laboratory practices used in aquatic husbandry. Knowledge of the differences in feeding strategies for fin fish, crustaceans and shellfish and of culturing live feed such as algae and plankton cultures. Knowledge of standard wet lab protocols in an environment containing pumps, electrical equipment and slip hazards. Skilled in the use of Microsoft Excel. Skilled in the use of assorted hand and power tools and testing equipment used in an aquaculture labs such as YSI meter and Lamotte test kit.
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:
In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an application during the posting period. Those persons meeting minimum requirements will be invited to participate in a Civil Service Exam at a later date.
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