Fish Hatchery Manager 2

Application Period: 
6/4/2018 to 6/25/2018
Employment Type: 
Permanent - Full Time
$22.14+ per hour DOE, Plus Competitive Benefits!

About the position

The Department of Fish and Game is seeking a Fish Hatchery Manager 2 for the Hayspur Fish Hatchery in Bellevue, Idaho.

Please Note: This announcement will be used to fill the current opening for Fish Hatchery Manager 2 in Bellevue and may also be used to fill future Statewide vacancies.

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


  • Hatchery management - Typical responsibilities: hires and trains staff; assigns work and evaluates performance; develops and monitors budget; maintains records and prepares reports on hatchery operation; ensures inventories, equipment, and capital improvements are properly maintained; coordinates hatchery operation with other department functions; provides input on new hatchery designs; ensures safety requirements are met.
  • Aquaculture - Typical responsibilities: monitors fish development; develops feeding schedules needed for specified growth rates; observes fish for signs of disease or stress; develops and implements prophylactic and control measures for fish diseases; distributes fish to assigned planting areas.
  • Public relations - Typical responsibilities: meets with federal and state officials to establish priorities for fish production and coordinate research projects; makes presentations to interested groups and technical committees; conducts hatchery tours, explains operations and answers questions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience: supervising and evaluating performance of a staff engaged in a fish rearing operation; training others in various aspects of fish hatchery operation; developing and monitoring a budget; recognizing abnormal behavior and disease symptoms of fish and implementing measures for disease control; identifying and determining nutritional and growth requirements of fish and calculating their feeding rates; spawning and stocking fish; operating fish transport-type equipment.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Some of the Fish Hatchery Manager 2 positions require obtaining a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) before completion of the probationary period. The current opening at Hayspur Fish Hatchery does not require a CDL.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience writing technical reports.
  • Experience in public relation tasks.
How to Apply

There is an exam to determine an applicant's eligibility. Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. 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 56 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

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)