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.
Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.
Position is responsible for the day-to-day operations at the Gallagher Fish Hatchery, including all aspects of fish culture from care of the reared fish to maintenance of the facility and grounds as well as delivering fish to stocked waters. Gallagher is located in Ruby Valley south of Elko. The successful candidate will be required to reside in Department housing at the Gallagher Fish 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. This position is being recruited at both the Fish Hatchery Technician 1 and 2 levels. Position may be filled at either level. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.
Gallagher Fish Hatchery is located in the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge. There is great fishing (bass and trout) on the refuge along with deer and antelope hunting locally. The hatchery is located about one hour south of Elko, NV.
This position will be filled at either Hatchery Technician 1 or 2. See the "Qualifications" for links to apply.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Graduation from high school or equivalent education and three years of experience in building trades and maintenance of mechanical equipment; OR one year of experience in 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 as described above.
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.
Hatchery Technician 1 - https://nvapps.state.nv.us/NEATS/Recruiting/ViewAnnouncement.aep?recruitmentId=41786
Hatchery Technician 2 - https://nvapps.state.nv.us/NEATS/Recruiting/ViewAnnouncement.aep?recruitmentId=41785