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Under supervision, to do semiskilled work in connection with the operation and maintenance of a fish and game boat and its specialized equipment; to stand wheel watches and to assist in research or patrol duties; and to do other related work.
Handles and splices lines and makes fenders; scrubs and cleans decks, windows, and woodwork; wipes and polishes metal; cleans and repairs chains and cables; wipes, oils, and greases equipment; prepares surface, paints, and cleans painting equipment; does miscellaneous repair and maintenance work on boats, gear and nets; stands wheel watches; launches or assists in launching and operating skiffs and motorboats; assists biologists in weigh- ing and tagging fish, and in using and repairing various types of special- ized fishing and scientific equipment; as required, assists wardens in enforcement work, boarding boats and testifying on illegal procedure.
One year of experience on tugboats or trawlers, or as a seaman or deckhand on a larger vessel. and Knowledges and abilities: Knowledge of: splicing and handling lines; seamanship, common nautical terminology and navigational equipment and pro- cedures; methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in ship cleaning and maintenance work; laws, rules, and operating procedures required for safe operation of fish patrol boats and smaller vessels; commercial fishing methods and equipment.
Ability to: assist in launching a skiff or motorboat and to handle either under various marine conditions; swim and remain afloat for five minutes; follow oral and written directions. and Special personal characteristics: Reasonable immunity to seasickness; physical agility and strength; willingness to work unusual hours.