Plan, schedule, coordinate and carry out the annual production and distribution plan of a coldwater fish hatchery. Plan, direct and supervise all staff; all phases of maintenance for hatchery equipment, vehicles, buildings, grounds and ponds. Prepare and maintain administrative records and reports pertaining to budgets, expenses, vehicle logs, invoices, propagation activities, stocking reports, pollution control monitoring, permit sales, personnel reports and others related to fish production. Manage and supervise the total intensive culture of various trout species scheduled for production. Plan, manage and engage in rearing of the fish scheduled for production at the hatchery. Conduct routine fish health and nutrition assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disease, water quality monitoring and aquatic vegetation control. Evaluate and report results of innovative fish production techniques aimed at increasing productivity efficiency. Participate in public relations work through hatchery tours and answering questions of visitors; present technical reports to professionals, organizations and the general public regarding all aspects of hatchery management and fish production.
Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to fish and wildlife; principles and practices of fish and wildlife biology, particularly fish culture; fish and wildlife disease and pollution problems; research methods and techniques used in the field; statistical data analysis; computer spreadsheets and data basing; equipment techniques used to capture, census, age, sex and mark various fish and wildlife species; habitat and history of fish or wildlife species; fish and wildlife conservation programs. Ability to assemble, organize and process data by recognized scientific techniques; evaluate and analyze fish and wildlife management plans and develop recommendations for improvement; communicate complex fisheries and wildlife concepts to diverse user groups; supervise the work of others; operate various vehicles, power tools, electrical instruments, scientific equipment and sampling gear, deal effectively with the public. Perform other related duties as required.
REQUIREMENTS: Post high school coursework/training with major coursework in fish or wildlife management or a closely related field of biological science plus two years’ experience in fish or wildlife resource management, or equivalent experience.
PREFERRED: Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of three years’ experience in fish culture. Incumbent must acquire an aquatic pesticide applicator’s license within the first year of hire.
OTHER: Valid Driver’s license required. Note: Residing in State provided housing is required.
TO APPLY: Apply online at statejobs.nebraska.gov. Applications must be entered on or before the application deadline to be considered