Under the supervision of a Biologist, the Fisheries Technician supplies technical assistance in accurate gathering, recording, programming and statistically analyzing data pertaining to fisheries research, culture and/or management. Operate, maintain, repair, and construct various types of sampling data analysis equipment and fish culture equipment. Conduct fish population surveys for research and/or management purposes using various sampling gear. Use routine laboratory procedures to analyze field collections. Maintain all field, laboratory, and office equipment in good operating condition. Maintain and constructs various types of equipment. Assist supervisor in analysis and interpretation of data. Assist in planning projects, budgets, schedules, etc. Prepare weekly, monthly, or annual reports as required. Disseminate technical information on a variety of topics through newspapers, radio, television, speaking engagements, instructional clinics, etc. as assigned. Requires reasonable expertise in using various machinery, tools, and equipment including fisheries sampling equipment, fish hauling equipment, water quality sampling equipment, laboratory equipment, hand and power tools, farm equipment and personal computers. May be required to perform additional duties as assigned.
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