The Fishing and Marine Industry Daily News Feed

Fish Culturist Job Opening in Utah

Closes July 10 at 11:59 p.m.

Do you have a passion for fish and want to help raise a large portion of the fish that fill Utah’s lakes and reservoirs? If so, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is seeking a fish culturist who will help breed and grow fish species, stock those fish, and maintain the hatchery facility and equipment at the Glenwood State Fish Hatchery in Glenwood. Note: Preference will be given to applicants with a bachelor’s degree or higher in fisheries, aquatic biology, fisheries and wildlife management or a directly related field.

Principal duties

As a fish culturist/wildlife biologist, you will:

  • Breed and grow fish.
  • Feed fish as directed, using proper feed levels and feeding techniques.
  • Clean troughs, raceways, quiescent zones and other water management structures.
  • Assist in spawning, egg picking, receiving and egg disinfection operations.
  • Learn and assist with necropsies of various fish groups.
  • Gather biological data and enter data into databases and other agency programs.
  • Assist in loading fish for distribution and distribution of fish to state waters.
  • Maintain facilities, equipment, lawns, shrubbery and hatchery grounds.
  • Inspect facilities, machinery, equipment, systems, etc., to verify safety, maintenance, conditions, functions and quality.
  • Assist in the diagnosis and repair of electrical, plumbing and mechanical problems.
  • Assist with hatchery tours and help with non-hatchery DWR projects.
  • Attend training in various areas of the DWR and hatchery operations.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree aquaculture.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with coldwater fish culture.
  • Basic maintenance and construction trade skills such as electrical, plumbing, heating and air, welding, carpentry, etc.
  • The ability and willingness to learn new skills.
  • The ability to follow directions accurately.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A valid Utah driver’s license.

Apply now.

Keep your finger on the fishing industry pulse

The Definititive News Source of the Fishing & Marine Industry