Fish Culturist-Statewide

Agency
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Location
Statewide - to be determined
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$3,454.00 - $4,318.00 Monthly
Last Date to Apply
01/10/2018
Website
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm
Description
STATE OF WYOMING invites applications for the position of: FWFC08-07407-Fish Culturist-Statewide SALARY: $3,454.00 - $4,318.00 Monthly LOCATION: Statewide OPENING DATE: 12/05/17 CLOSING DATE: 01/10/18 11:59 PM DESCRIPTION AND FUNCTIONS: GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Entry level position responsible for the production and care of all fish life stages at a fish hatchery for the sport fishing and native fisheries restoration stocking programs in Wyoming, as well as maintaining the equipment, rearing units, dwellings and grounds of the station. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level. •Entry level position responsible for producing fish for sport fishing program and native fish restoration. •Position responsibilities include fish egg care and shipment, feeding and thinning fish, cleaning fish rearing facilities, fish distribution to other fish culture stations or stocking sites, and assist in captive and wild spawning operations outside of the facility. •Utilize and improve fish culture techniques to spawn, propagate, and distribute quality fish to meet statewide needs. •Operate various distribution units including a 300 gallon pickup tank, 650 gallon tank truck, large single and tandem axle diesel tank trucks, and assist with statewide distribution as needed. •Assist in facility and equipment maintenance and upkeep. •Participates in daily facility maintenance, including buildings, grounds, and rearing units. •Facility responsibilities are 24 hrs/day on a rotational basis including water supply monitoring and managing water enhancement equipment. •Live on-site to monitor and protect facility and wildlife resource, often outside traditional business hours. •Keep accurate daily records, preparing monthly reports, and assists in station planning as delegated. •Assists in calculation and application of chemicals for bio-security management, fish disease prevention and treatment. •Maintain good public relations not only concerning fish but on a variety of Department wide topics. •Conducts tours and interacts with public, both on and off assigned work station. •Assists other Game and Fish work units, which may require travel and staying away from home unit overnight. •Attend meetings, seminars, and various training to keep up with department and fish culture issues and technology. •Keep abreast of Department and State policies and procedures. •Supervises limited time contract position occasionally. QUALIFICATIONS: PREFERENCES: Preference may be given to those with a bachelor's degree in wildlife management, range management, biology, zoology, ichthyology PLUS one year of professional work experience in fish culture or related field in fisheries. **Agency requires that the successful candidate have a valid driver's license and be able to obtain Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL). KNOWLEDGE: •Knowledge of proper fish culture techniques in spawning, egg handling, fish rearing, fish stocking and brood stock management. •Knowledge of fish biology, fish physiology, and water chemistry parameters. •Knowledge of State statutes, Department regulations and policies, and fiscal procedures. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor's Degree (typically in Fish or Wildlife Biology) PLUS Experience: 0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Fish or Wildlife Biology) OR Education & Experience Substitution: 3-5 years of progressive work experience (typically in Fish or Wildlife Biology) PLUS Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Required to have a valid driver's license. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: •Required to live at a fish culture facility and be available 24 hours a day on work rotation. •Ability to work in cold and wet conditions in and around water. •Ability to lift fifty pounds. •Ability to respond to facility requirements at any time, day or night. •Once CDL is obtained, Department of Transportation medical exam is required to be maintained for employment. NOTES: •FLSA: Exempt •Housing is provided as a condition of employment for the benefit of the state in order to protect the facility and the fish being reared. •Location to be determined. •Interviews will tentatively be held in Cheyenne the end of January. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: 040-Wyoming Game and Fish Department - Fish Division Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure. URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version. A complete listing of the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure can be viewed at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm. Dept. of Admin. & Information-Human Resource Div. 2001 Capitol Ave. Emerson Bldg. Rm 127 Cheyenne, WY 82002 307-777-7188 Fax: (307) 777-6562 alicia.glover@wyo.gov Class Code #FWFC08 Job # 07407 FWFC08-07407-FISH CULTURIST-STATEWIDE KG The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. No notice of eligibility will be sent to applicants who meet the minimum qualifications.
Qualifications
Must apply online to be considered. Preference may be given to those with a bachelor's degree in wildlife management, range management, biology, zoology, ichthyology PLUS one year of professional work experience in fish culture or related field in fisheries. **Agency requires that the successful candidate have a valid driver's license and be able to obtain Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
Contact Person
Kate Grant
Contact eMail
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