This position assists the Eastside Hatcheries Program Coordinator in the activities, security, work and living environment at a remote state operated fish-rearing facility (Silver Creek Hatchery). This position is instrumental in promoting a safe and enjoyable environment for employees as well as visitors. This position serves as a leadership role for two assigned fish culturists, a focal contact point for citizens, and ensures that fish rearing needs are evaluated and addressed, and that work and living activities are compliant with applicable laws, ordinances, and policies. Assists and prepares work assignments and evaluates work performance of subordinates.
STATE HOUSING AND UTILITIES ARE PROVIDED TO EMPLOYEES AT Silver Creek Hatchery. This position requires the employee to live on-site.
Feeds and cares for fish using available technology and monitors fish health. Maintain fish rearing facilities via routine cleaning, maintenance, and/or repairs. Drives large and/or specialized equipment (i.e., stocking trucks, road grader, dump truck, bobcat, feed cart, quad, etc.) and delivers fish to various locations in Arizona. Procures goods and services necessary for hatchery operations and maintenance; contacts vendors, prepares or solicits requests for quotes to obtain needed goods and/or services, and issues purchase orders. Assist in monitoring the facility budget, determines needs for equipment (purchase, maintenance, and operation), labor, and associated operating expenses. Writes reports, memos, accident reviews and other correspondence for inter Department use, and attends Department-related meetings. Review hatchery records and prepare stocking slips. Contacts regional fish program managers, fish hatchery managers, and other department employees to coordinate hatchery activities to ensure that fish stocking and fish health needs are addressed. Conducts and maintains records for necessary maintenance and/or repairs on hatchery facilities and equipment. Trains subordinates and contacts personnel involved in providing training.
The candidate will have knowledge of/in; fish biology; fish behavior and culture practices; federal, state and agency rules, procedures and regulatory laws appropriate to the position; business management; employee supervision; basic trades such as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, fabrication and tools and equipment utilized; basic water chemistry; computer systems and possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
The candidate must have a Bachelor’s or advanced degree in fisheries or wildlife science or closely related field from an accredited college or university, and at least three years of professional experience in fisheries management experience.
Requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid Class-A Commercial Driver’s License appropriate to the assignment (must be obtained within 6 months of appointment). 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 in accordance with 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.
All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification program.