This position is being recruited at both the Fish Hatchery Technician 1 and 2 levels. Position may be filled at either level.
Fish Hatchery Technicians care for fish and adjust feed levels; keep accurate feed and population records; maintain and clean troughs, tanks, ponds, raceways, traps, holding pens and launders; maintain screens, water sources and aeration devices.
Fish Hatchery Technicians identify and treat fish diseases and parasites; provide adequate care and monitoring of fish during critical periods of growth and development; weigh, load and stock fish in designated waters; maintain equipment and structures; respond to hatchery emergency situations and equipment malfunctions; provide routine maintenance; assist biologists with field monitoring of stocked fish; and operate vehicles up to 5 ton commercial sized vehicles with 1,400 gallon tanks and air brakes. Position is responsible for day-to-day operations at the Gallagher Hatchery in Ruby Valley, including all aspects of fish culture from care of reared fish to maintenance of the facility and grounds as well as delivering fish to stocked waters. The successful candidate will be required to reside in Department housing at the Gallagher Hatchery. A deduction of $50 for the current rent amount is taken from the employee's paycheck every two weeks. A refundable $500.00 cleaning/damage deposit will be required at the date of hire or by payroll deduction.
The Gallagher Fish Hatchery is located 60 miles south of Elko, NV in the summer and 90 miles in the winter due to mountain pass closure.
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Graduation from high school or equivalent education and four years of experience in building trades and maintenance of mechanical equipment, two years of which were caring for fish such as adjusting fish feed levels; keeping accurate feed and population records; maintaining and cleaning troughs, tanks, ponds, raceways, traps, holding pens and launders; and/or maintaining screens, water sources and aeration devices at a fish hatchery; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience; OR one year of experience as a Fish Hatchery Technician I in Nevada State service.
Some positions require a valid State of Nevada Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within six months of appointment.
Per NRS 483.926 some positions in this series are required to obtain and maintain a valid Nevada commercial driver's license. Per FMCSR 383.93 and 383.95 some positions are required to maintain a current tanker endorsement and air brake certification.
All positions in this series are required to respond to emergency situations which may occur during nonworking hours.
A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in these positions must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
Incumbents in this series are required to reside in Department housing at the hatchery that is provided by the Department of Wildlife.
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Fish Hatchery Technician 1 – Recruitment# 31011 $33,679.44/year