The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is currently recruiting for the position of Fish Hatchery Assistant Manager. This announcement will be used to fill the current openings at the American Falls and Haypur Fish Hatcheries and may also be used to fill future openings statewide.
**Please note that if you have applied under a prior job announcement with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for the position of Fish Hatchery Assistant Manager and you wish to be considered, you will need to re-apply under this current announcement. Applications received under previous job announcements will not be considered.
•Serves as an assistant manager of a fish hatchery or oversees operations of a fish hatchery satellite facility.
•Spawns fish and monitors the development of eggs and fry.
•Implements feeding schedules.
•Cleans rearing tanks and raceways.
•Administers chemical treatments for disease.
•Distributes, transports and stocks fish.
•Performs minor repairs and maintains various buildings and mechanical equipment.
•Conducts hatchery tours and answers questions.
Minimum Qualifications: (These qualifications are required.)
•At least two years of experience as a Fish Culturist OR an equivalent level of comparable experience that demonstrates a good knowledge of fish culture, including spawning and stocking methods; assessment of water quality and flows related to hatchery operation; appropriate rearing parameters and feed regimens for various species; biosecurity and prophylactic measures to ensure fish health; and experience performing minor repair and maintenance on buildings and mechanical equipment and operating fish transport-type equipment.
•Valid driver's license.
Minimum Qualification Specialty Area: (The qualification below is required for some Fish Hatchery Assistant Manager positions throughout the state.)
•Some Fish Hatchery Assistant Manager positions throughout the state require an incumbent to possess a Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or be willing to obtain one within the six-month probationary period (see supplemental question #12). For those positions requiring a CDL, incumbents must pass a pre-employment controlled substance screening test. Once a CDL is obtained, the employee is required to participate in the Department's drug/alcohol testing program and comply with all of its provisions through their duration of employment with the agency. The current openings at the American Falls and Hayspur Fish Hatcheries do not require a CDL.
Desirable Qualifications: (The qualifications are not required, however, if you have related background it may increase your rating.)
•Technical report writing.
•Some supervisory training/experience.
•Development of computer spreadsheets reflecting technical information regarding fish hatchery operations.
How to Apply:
Please apply online at the URL listed below.
Enter your responses to the supplemental questions in the space provided. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A higher rating may be obtained based on the extent of your education and experience, so take your time to provide a detailed and complete answer to each question. It is very important that the information you provide clearly supports your responses.