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Hatchery Biologist Sought

Position Title: Hatchery Biologist

Location: Red Hills Fishery LLC.  Boston, GA.

Reports to: Hatchery Manager

Salary: $45,000 annual + DOE/education

Contact: Josh Sakmar

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Red Hills Fishery (RHF) was established in 2018 with a focus on the use of novel genetics research to improve the culture and management of Largemouth bass for recreational purposes. Under supervision of the Hatchery Manager, the primary responsibility of this position is to assist in technical hatchery operations.  Additional responsibilities include maintenance of hatchery grounds and equipment, data collection/analysis and fish transportation/stocking.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Duties include but are not limited to: pond stocking and harvest, spawning, water quality testing, fertilization, feeding, pond maintenance, health evaluations, application of treatments, vegetation control, broodstock acquisition and maintenance, spawning, tagging and sorting, feed training/feeding, equipment/tank maintenance, and data collection.
  • Transportation and stocking of fish.
  • Assist with maintenance of grounds and hatchery equipment including tractors, implements and vehicles.
  • Assist with a nuisance wildlife control program for hatchery grounds.
  • Emergency hatchery response according to on-call schedule.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:               

  • Knowledge of life requirements and culture practices related to warmwater sportfish.
  • Knowledge of diseases and treatments related to warmwater sportfish.
  • Knowledge of aquatic vegetation and herbicide application.
  • Knowledge of and ability in basic carpentry, plumbing and electrical.
  • Knowledge of electrofishing principles.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques for collecting scientifically credible fisheries data.
  • Knowledge of and ability to comply with all state and federal regulations pertaining to hatchery operations.
  • Skill in operating and maintaining fish hatchery equipment, power tools, farm equipment, and hatchery vehicles.
  • Ability to trailer and operate a vessel less than 25ft in length.
  • Ability to travel, work nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and work in teams.
  • Ability to represent RHF professionally when interacting with clients, guests and the public.

Preferred Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a life or physical science and two years of professional experience in a field or laboratory program; or a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a life or physical science, preferably in the fisheries/aquaculture sciences.


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Insurance
  • Performance bonuses

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