FISH CULTURIST II-Arizona

Agency
Arizona Game and Fish Department
Location
Payson, Arizona
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$31,110-$55,762
Last Date to Apply
06/18/2018
Website
https://www.azgfd.com/
Description
STATE HOUSING AND UTILITIES ARE PROVIDED TO EMPLOYEES AT TONTO CREEK HATCHERY. The mission of the Arizona Game & Fish Department is to conserve Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources and manage for safe, compatible outdoor recreation opportunities for current and future generations. It is our vision to be the national conservation leader supporting the continuation of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Arizona’s most trusted, respected and credible source for wildlife conservation products, services and information. Description of Duties: This position feeds and cares for live fish. Cleans rearing tanks and raceways; adjusts water flows; removes dead fish; and checks water quality within the hatchery. Captures, loads, transports and stocks live fish into lakes, streams, and reservoirs. Transports, inspects, prepares and cares for live fish eggs; removes dead eggs; treats with therapeutic chemicals as necessary; maintains water flow and keeps detailed working records. Gathers, compiles, and analyzes fish culture data, size/weight of fish, fish condition and water quality data. Makes computer entries and produces hatchery reports and stocking reports. Communicates with the public, community groups, supervisors, and vendors about department business and issues. Maintains hatchery buildings, grounds, and support systems; performs minor maintenance on vehicles and equipment. Operates vehicles for hatchery operations (ATV’s, tractor grader, bobcat, dump truck, stocking trucks, fork lift, etc), pick up hatchery supplies, and assists other hatcheries as necessary. Maintains hatchery security; checks for visitors after hours; ensures that visitors comply with rules; reports to supervisors, law enforcement and emergency units if necessary. Participates in training sessions and meetings that may require travel and overnight stays. May supervise seasonal employees. Designs and fabricates specialty tools/equipment and additions or modifications to hatchery equipment. Builds and/or repairs screens, crowders, and segregation boxes. Promotes a safe and productive work environment as well as a quality experience for visitors to the hatchery
Qualifications
The candidate will have knowledge of/in: cultured trout behavior; biology; propagation and transportation techniques; trout diseases and treatment methods. The ideal candidate will be skilled in techniques of daily care including, feeding, cleaning, inventory tracking and record keeping. The candidate will have the abilities for maintaining and repairing hatchery facilities and equipment. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and one year of fish hatchery experience; OR two years of experience equivalent to a Fish Culturist I. Position requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid, state-issued commercial driver’s license appropriate to the assignment with air brakes and tanker endorsement (must be obtained within 6 months of appointment). Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training in accordance with Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12. Employment is contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions. TO APPLY GO TO AZSTATEJOBS.GOV CLICK SEARCH FOR JOBS, SELECT GAME AND FISH DEPT FROM AGENCY DROPDOWN Direct link: https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=2DQY
Contact Person
Milani Barron
Contact Phone
623-236-7319
Contact eMail
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