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Biological Science Aid


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Mora, New Mexico

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USFWS-Mora National Fish Hatchery


Term of positions is 26 weeks; full-time 40 hours per week


Mora, New Mexico

Living Allowance:


AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $3,246.50 (pre-tax).

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Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by ASAP

Title of Position

Biological Science Aid


Position Details:

Stewards Individual Placements (Stewards) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. Stewards in partnership with the Mora National Fish Hatchery are seeking an intern who will assist with Gila Trout recovery efforts on station. This will consist of daily/routine hatchery duties such as feeding fish, cleaning tanks, monitoring daily water quality, etc. The incumbent will also assist with other fish culture duties such as sorting fish, moving fish, PIT tagging fish, prepping fish for stocking events, outreach activities, etc. A wide variety of skills will be developed including fish hatchery management skills, maintenance skills, administrative skills, etc.


Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Daily feeding
  • Cleaning tanks daily
  • Monitoring water quality daily
  • Completing routine hatchery chores/duties
  • Janitorial duties
  • Grounds keeping
  • Assist with plumbing projects and system modification projects
  • Assist with large scale station projects
  • Assist with PIT tagging operations
  • Fill footbaths on a scheduled basis
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements:

  • Good time management, show up to work on time
  • Willing to undergo and pass a required criminal history check.
  • A strong interest in a career in natural resource conservation science.
  • You must be eligible to serve in AmeriCorps State & National direct Service programs (must not have served more than 4 terms in AmeriCorps).
  • You must be available to work a 40-hour week for the 26-week term
  • You must be between 18 and 34 years of age.
  • You must have received a High School Diploma or GED
  • You must be a member of a federally-recognized Indian Tribe, Band, or Village; Alaska Native; or meet one of the following descriptions:
    • Persons who possess at least one-half degree Indian blood derived from Tribes Indigenous to the United States.
    • Descendants of Members of Federally-Recognized Indian Tribes, Bands or Communities who were residing on any Indian Reservation on June 1, 1934 – shown by completing BIA Form 4432.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fish hatchery experience
  • Fisheries experience
  • If you have no hatchery/fisheries experience we will train you on all aspects of the job



  • Living Allowance: $600/week (pre-tax)
  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $3,246.50 (pre-tax).
  • Student loan forbearance and health insurance
  • Federal non-competitive hiring status through the Public Lands Corps upon successfully completion of the program (only those ages 18-30 are eligible for this benefit).
  • Hands-on training to learn and understand recirculating aquaculture systems where we re-use 95% of incoming water
  • Cross program training


How to Apply


Apply on-line at:  In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.


If you have questions about this position, please contact Daniel Gallegos, Project Leader at the Mora National Fish Hatchery: cell:(662) 321-2177 or Stewards Program Coordinator Sierra Miller:


 This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, and military service. Where a significant portion of the population eligible to be served needs services or information in a language other than English, the recipient shall take reasonable steps to provide written material of the type ordinarily available to the public in appropriate languages.

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