Permanent Fish Health Specialist – Fish Program – Hatchery Support Division – Spokane

This is a permanent full-time Fish & Wildlife Health Specialist position in the Fish Program, Science Division.The duty station is the Region 1 Office, located at 2315 North Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, WA 99216-1566

Routinely monitor and evaluate health of finfish, primarily at WDFW hatcheries but also at cooperative facilities, and in wild fish populations.  Recommend best possible treatments currently available to: control disease; institute disease prevention programs; recommend modifications in rearing parameters and fish cultural practices to prevent disease; and perform applied research for improving the health of finfish at WDFW hatcheries.  Ensure compliance with FDA and DOE requirements for use of therapeutants. Conduct surveillance for regulated pathogens to meet the requirements of the Salmonid Disease Control Policy of the Co-Managers of Washington State (Policy).  Provide directions to Fish Program staff and aquaculturists regarding compliance with this Policy.  Provide reports on status of the health of the fish to WDFW staff and staff at agencies, tribes, states and the general public.  Works independently consulting with hatchery staff and other fish health professionals.
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