Fish Hatchery Assistant Manager

Application Period: 
6/4/2018 to 6/25/2018
Employment Type: 
Permanent - Full Time
$17.51+ per hour DOE, Plus Competitive Benefits!

About the position

The 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 Clearwater and Niagara Springs Fish Hatcheries and may also be used to fill future openings statewide.

To learn more about the Idaho Department of Fish and Games' various hatcheries throughout the state, please click here.


  • Serves as an assistant manager of a fish hatchery or oversees operations of a fish hatchery satellite facility.
  • Spawns fish and monitors 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:

  • At least two years of experience as a Fish Culturist OR an equivalent level of comparable experience that demonstrates 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.
  • Some of the Fish Hatchery Assistant Manager positions require that the incumbent possess a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tanker endorsement and air brake endorsement or be willing to obtain one before completion of the probationary period. Incumbents must pass a pre-employment controlled substance screening test. The employee is required to participate in the Department's drug/alcohol testing program and comply with all of its provisions. Failure to satisfy any of these requirements will result in a failure to complete the probationary period and termination from employment. The current opening at the Clearwater Fish Hatchery does require a CDL.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Technical report writing.
  • Some supervisory training/experience.
  • Development of computer spreadsheets reflecting technical information regarding fish hatchery operations.
How to Apply

There is an exam to determine an applicant's eligibility. You will receive a score based on your responses to the checklist and the information that you provide to support your responses. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. 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. A minimum rating of 42 is needed to pass this examination. Examination results will be available online when the review process is completed.

Please apply online and take the qualifying examination at the URL listed below.

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference.
Rachel Byington
(208) 334-3773
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)