Fishery Technician IV

State of Hawaii

Oahu , Hawaii

A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of our website.

Duties Summary
Under general supervision, perform a variety of complex, sub-professional duties in support of professional fishery activities; and/or supervise a small group of fishery aids and technicians; and perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements
To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

BASIC EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE: Experience requiring the ability to read, comprehend and apply written directions and a high degree of verbal skill. This experience may be met from part-time and/or unpaid work. There must, however, be evidence that participation was on a continuous basis but not necessarily on a full-time normal work basis. This experience may also be met by: 1) possession of a high school diploma or equivalent; or 2) excess Specialized Experience as described below.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Three years of progressively responsible sub-professional or technical work experience in some phase of fishery biological research, fishery technology, fishery management, fish hatchery management, technical fishery operations, or any closely related phase of the fishery field.

Such experience must have demonstrated the ability to apply knowledge of methods and techniques of a limited range of fishery work; characteristics and limitations of established fishery practices and techniques; incidental, instrumental, laboratory, or manual skills; and the ability to communicate and deal effectively with others; read, comprehend and apply written and oral directions.

The work experience must have included propagation or culture, harvest, research, conservation, or management on fishery resources or to the determination, establishment, or application of biological facts, methods, techniques and procedures necessary for the research, conservation, or management of fishes and other aquatic animals, such as crustaceans and mollusks.

Examples of qualifying work experience:
1. Varied fishing experience which provided knowledge of such factors as fishing gear preparation, assembly and utilization; fish habits and habitats; and fish identification.
2. Fish culture experience (pond or hatchery) on an extensive commercial basis which required knowledge of fish reproduction, care and feeding; and fish disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements will apply.


A. SCUBA: Applicants must possess current SCUBA certification in order to effectively perform the underwater activities of this position, which includes knowledge of the physiology of diving and diving equipment, diving safety practices and procedures, and be physically fit and able to dive to depths of 130 feet using SCUBA.

B. License: A valid driver's license is required for some positions. For these positions, a valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment. The immediate vacancy has this requirement.

C. Lifting and Carrying: Some positions require the ability to lift and carry objects of various weights unassisted and/or assisted by another person and/or use of equipment (e.g., hoisting equipment, hand truck), with or without reasonable accommodation. The immediate vacancy has this requirement.