Aquarium Technician Needed
Statistics is looking for an Aquarium Technician to provide support
services to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Northeast Fisheries Science Center Science Aquarium, in Woods Hole, MA. The
Science Aquarium is open to the public and displays marine animals typically found
in Northeast and Middle Atlantic waters.
The technician will
carry out husbandry and maintenance duties for fish, invertebrates, and other
marine life at the aquarium; the life support systems that they require, exhibits, and visitor services, as directed by
- Prepare food, feed animals, clean animal
- Execute and document husbandry activities to
meet federal and institutional animal welfare guidelines
- Conduct and document daily observations of
animal collection for injury, illness, aggression, stress, breeding activity,
- Restock food and other supplies as needed and as
- Use biological laboratory and medical testing
and sampling equipment as instructed.
- Assist with cleaning and maintaining habitats,
visitor areas, animal care areas, and back-of-house work spaces
- Assist with developing and maintaining
educational materials used for activities
- Drive a government vehicle.
- Assist with reservations
- Assist with activities for school groups, VIPs,
and other special groups as requested or directed
- Routinely greet and speak with visitors in an
informative and respectful way.
Skills and Abilities
position is full-time, and expected to last until September 2019, with the possibility of extension.
position requires schedule flexibility and working weekends/holidays is required. The rate of pay is $16.50/hr and the position is eligible for the
benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website.
- Knowledge of aquarium life husbandry and life support
systems, and basic fish biology required.
- Demonstrated ability to follow
instructions, adhere to established procedures, be punctual and adhere to a
- Ability to handle physical exertion for moderate periods of time
including standing, walking, stooping, bending, lifting light objects.
to safely handle knives, other cutting tools for food prep and hand tools such
as hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches.
- Familiarity with computers and ability
to understand and conform to agency cybersecurity requirements and procedures.
- Ability to work well in a team and to deal with the public.
- Ability to pass
training requirements for operating a government vehicle.
- Ability to work in cold, wet environment.
to take responsibility for working in a safe manner at all times.
Properly use, and keep in good order, all personal protective
equipment (PPE) supplied to them as protection from recognized
hazards. Report any unsafe condition.
Statistics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate
against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color,
disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, gender identity,
sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by
federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its obligations under
federal law, Integrated Statistics is committed to taking affirmative
action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities,
disabled individuals, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam
era, and other eligible veterans. For assistance with accessibility of
applications, posters, forms, and/or documents, please email the
Integrated Statistics office.