Husbandry Assistant

Expected Dates
August 15, 2022 to December 4, 2022
Site
Uvalde National Fish Hatchery
Position ID
PO-00734047
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is seeking a person to serve as a Conservation Intern to assist our Edwards
Aquifer Refugia Program, located at the Uvalde National Fish Hatchery in Uvalde, Texas.
The position requires a person familiar with fish and wildlife, including threatened 
and endangered aquatic species. This position will focus on one of of the major objectives of the program, to
collect and maintain species in captivity in the course of developing and providing a fully functioning refugia for
species covered in the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan. The intern will work alongside federal
biologists and biological technicians with the husbandry of aquatic salamander, invertebrate, fish, and plant species. Duties will
include assisting with the daily feeding of captive organisms, aquarium cleaning and maintenance, water quality testing and data logging. There may be the potential to assist with the field collection of organisms in spring-fed rivers. Candidates for this position will need to be comfortable lifting up to 50lbs on unstable terrain, potentially working outside and wading in flowing water.

Intern benefits:
Living Allowance $412.00 per week
One-time $1,100.00 travel allowance
Housing provided.

The AmeriCorps Education Award available upon successful completion of this position is $1,678.57.

*All allowances 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-10 vaccine.
 
  • Uvalde, Texas is a small town 90 miles west of San Antonio.
  • If necessary, the intern will be trained in non-motorized boating (kayak or canoes).
  • The selected SCA intern will receive hands on experience working with a wide range of endangered aquatic species. Opportunities to gain field collection experience will be available.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Wildlife Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
degree major or professional experience
Data Entry
competent without supervision
Hand Tools
competent with supervision
Working with Animals
competent without supervision
Swimming
competent without supervision