Program Administrator “Hatchery Program Administrator”

Arizona Game and Fish Department
Phoenix, Arizona
Job Category
Full time Positions
$60,723 - $110,235
Last Date to Apply
Under the leadership of the Aquatic Wildlife Chief, the Hatchery Program Administrator provides program supervision, leadership, intensive planning, coordination, implementation, and reporting of the Department’s Aquaculture and Fish Health Program projects on a statewide basis. Description of Duties: ● Direct supervision of two hatchery coordinators, the fish health pathologist, and one Wildlife Specialist; indirect supervision of the approximately 21 other employees in the hatchery program. ● Oversees management and operations of six hatcheries and two additional hatcheries in development phases that produce approximately 400K pounds of fish annually, and the culture of multiple species of fish, and the fish health program. ● Evaluates hatchery maintenance and modification needs; manages funded maintenance and modification projects (large and small scale). ● Management of complex operating budgets for the hatchery program with both federal and state funding; develops funding requests annually; oversees program equipment and motor pool budgets. ● Develops and administers annual hatchery operational and implementation plans, stocking plans, and job statements; develops annual performance reports. ● Participates in multiple internal and external committees and teams, administers contracts and agreements with federal agencies and other partners, coordinates the Trout in the Classroom program with external partners.
The candidate must have knowledge in: personnel management and supervision rules and regulations; interpersonal relations techniques; strategic planning processes and application; budget administration, development, monitoring and amendment procedures; determine and evaluate staffing and resource needs; knowledge of aquaculture, lakes, streams, rivers, fish and aquatic wildlife resources; mathematics, statistical, and analytical techniques and methodology; analysis and interpretation of field collected data. The candidate must have skills in: fact assessment and complex/technical/administrative decision-making; oral, verbal, and written communications, coordination, organization, leadership, outreach, critical thinking, and negotiation; project planning and execution, work management and leadership, and time management; data gathering, applying standardized sampling techniques and fishery/general aquatic wildlife management and research principles, and techniques in field and laboratory setting; applying wildlife and habitat management techniques; evaluating effectiveness of management actions; adapting to constantly changing priorities and work assignments. The candidate must have the ability to: adapt to constantly changing priorities and work assignments; critically evaluate actions and make sound judgements and decisions; proactively engage with and involve internal and external partners; demonstrate leadership and promote a positive work environment; gather and use information from scientific, gray literature or internal and external expertise. Bachelors of Science and/or Masters Degree in Fisheries Management or Biology, Fisheries or Wildlife Sciences with emphasis on fisheries, aquaculture, or aquatic ecosystems. A minimum of five years experience in a related field. Position requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. 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 (see 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 ON CURRENT OPENINGS; CLICK ON DEPARTMENTS AND SELECT GAME AND FISH DEPT FROM DROPDOWN
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