Fisheries Technician Intern

Expected Dates
March 6, 2023 to September 17, 2023
Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery
Position ID
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.

Conditions of Employment
Required to demonstrate full vaccination status for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Burnet, TX; located in the Hill Country of central Texas, approximately 50 miles northwest of Austin.
  • numerous, including all aspects of operating a warm water fish hatchery.
  • 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.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Wildlife Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
some experience
Data Entry
some experience
Hand Tools
some experience
Working with Animals
some experience
some experience