This position will assist with the culture of channel catfish for Federal Tribal trust obligations. Duties include spawning and egg collection, egg and sac fry care, feeding and care of juvenile through broodstock channel catfish, and harvest and shipment. Duties will be performed under the direction of the Lead Fish Biologist or Assistant Project Leader (50% of time). Another major duty will be the culture of Central Texas freshwater mussels using in-viva and in-vitro methods, care and feeding of juveniles, and assisting with research efforts. Duties will performed under the direction of the Malacologist (30% of time). The remaining 20% of the candidates time will be spent on facility and grounds maintenance, assisting with the production of the Federally endangered Clear Creek Gambusia, on-station public outreach, and other duties as assigned.
Living Allowance: $400.00 per week
Travel Allowance: $1,100.00 one-time
This position qualifies for an AmeriCorps Education Award.
*All allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.
It is SCA’s policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared results prior to the position’s start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position’s start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.
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Position ID: PO-00735610
Expected Dates: April 1, 2024 - October 27, 2024
345 Clay Young Road
Burnet, TX 78611
Training Provided: numerous, including all aspects of operating a warm water fish hatchery.
Educational/Recreational Opportunities: The candidate will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of warm-water fish culture. The candidate will also be exposed to leading edge freshwater mussel research. As the Hatchery sits along the Colorado River, recreational opportunities abound.
Handicap Accessible?: Yes
Main Area of Focus: Wildlife Mgmt
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible
Driving Logistics: Recommended
The hatchery is in a rural location, and a personal vehicle is necessary to access local amenities.
Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member
The hatchery will supply a RV type trailer (with slide-out) that has all the amenities including internet service. The unit is in great condition and will be professional cleaned prior to the candidate's arrival. The unit is in a secluded location on hatchery that is easily accessible.
US Citizenship: Yes