Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) Marine Fish Hatchery //
Carlsbad, California //
Posted on: April 26, 2022 //
Apply by: May 13, 2022

The Assistant Hatchery Manager functions as the Hatchery Manager in the absence of the Hatchery Manager. In tandem with the Hatchery Manager, the Assistant Hatchery Manager is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of personnel management and fish husbandry at the hatchery leading to an efficient rearing program.

Functions & Responsibilities

Essential Functions

• Manage all aspects of fish production, including but not limited to: broodstock collection, holding and spawning; live food production and feeding; larval and juvenile fish production; general fish husbandry including cleaning; feeding and application of treatments; quantification of growth and survival; support of HSWRI and volunteer-based growout cages.
• Manage hatchery employees including hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating.
• Interact with HSWRI veterinarians to maintain good health management and biosecurity practices, including a sound program for water quality monitoring.
• Interact with the HSWRI safety officer to implement a sound employee safety program.
• Ensure that all systems are properly maintained and monitored at all times.
• Help design systems as appropriate.
• Act as a primary respondent in the 24hr life-support monitoring program, and must live within 30 minutes (25 miles) of the Hatchery.
• Must be able to regularly work weekends and potentially odd hours.
• Ensure that accurate records are kept, and protocols are updated regularly.
• Assist with all facility reporting requirements as needed.

Skills & Experience

Knowledge & Skills

• Hatchery experience should include all aspects of rearing finfish including producing live feeds, spawning adults, and rearing larvae and juveniles.
• Knowledge of recirculation system components and operations, with an ability to design, build and troubleshoot these systems.

Education & Experience

Minimum education: AA in the Sciences field (BS/BA preferred) and at least four years demonstrated experience and successful rearing finfish at a managerial level and on a commercial scale.

Job Requirements

Physical Requirements

• Vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone
• Good written and verbal communication skills, including the use of standard word processing and spreadsheet software programs.
• Good physical health with the ability to lift objects over 50lbs.

Working Conditions

• Outdoors (hatchery building and grounds) 90% of the time. Hatchery building is a damp environment. Indoor activities (10%) include office work.
• Requires a valid California driving license, reliable personal vehicle, and insurability to drive a HSWRI vehicle.

Salary & Benefits
Salary: $26-29/hr
$26-29/hr, plus benefits