Fish Culturist

  • North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
  • Pender County, NC
  • Jun 08, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Water Quality

Job Description

Description of Work

NC Wildlife Resources Commission Mission Statement:

To conserve North Carolina's wildlife resources and their habitats and provide programs and opportunities that allow hunters, anglers, boaters and other outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy wildlife-associated recreation.

Visit for more information about careers. The agency employs approximately 650 employees.

This position requires frequent travel with occasional overnight stays as well as extended work days.
This is production work in the rearing of fish and the maintenance of a warm water fish culture station. Employees perform a variety of duties throughout the fish production cycle including the spawning, production, and stocking of various fish species. Work also includes the maintenance of buildings, grounds, and the equipment at the hatchery site. Duties may include serving as a lead worker of a two-person crew or independently engaged in fish stocking and maintenance activities. Attentiveness to water quality, dissolved oxygen, fish health and nutrition is required in all phases of the production cycle. Employees also prepare routine reports and interact with the public frequently. Work is performed under close supervision for critical production procedures and under general supervision and review for routine and repetitive activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

The employee must have a working knowledge of aquaculture techniques.  Applicants should have the ability to operate and maintain equipment used at a fish hatchery (farm tractor, fish feeder, mowers, stocking truck, lab equipment, manual and power tools) and periodically engage in heavy physical work. Ability to collect and record physical, chemical and biological data is also required. The position requires the ability to construct, maintain, and repair hatchery equipment, buildings, and other facilities.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Associate Degree in wildlife or fisheries management or construction management from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience which has included the management of wildlife or fisheries resources or the operation of heavy equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary Special Qualification Possession of a valid North Carolina driver s license required within 90 days of hire. Some positions may require Commercial Driver s License (CDL), pesticide applicator s license and/or NC Burner Certificate. Some positions may require coursework in fish culture.

Note: A Class C or higher NC driver's license is required.

Closing date and time: 6/26/2018 at 5:00 PM Eastern


Government- State/Provincial


$32,703.00 - $49,054.00 Annually