Fish Hatchery Assistant Manger

Location: 
Statewide
Application Period: 
7/31/2019 to 8/14/2019
Employment Type: 
Permanent - Full Time
Salary: 
$18.04 - $24.05 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 opening at the Hagerman National Fish Hatchery 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.

**Please note that if you have applied under a prior job announcement with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for the position of Fish Hatchery Assistant Manager and wish to be considered, you will need to re-apply under this current announcement. Applications received under the previous job announcement will not be considered.  

Responsibilities:

  • 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: (These qualifications are required.)

  • 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.

Minimum Qualification Specialty Area: (The qualification below is required for some Fish Hatchery Assistant Manager positions throughout the state.)

  • Some Fish Hatchery Assistant Manager positions throughout the state require an incumbent to possess a Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or be willing to obtain one within the six-month probationary period (see supplemental question #12). For those positions requiring a CDL, incumbents must pass a pre-employment controlled substance screening test. Once a CDL is obtained, the employee is required to participate in the Department's drug/alcohol testing program and comply with all of its provisions through their duration of employment with the agency. The current opening at the Hagerman National Fish Hatchery does not require a CDL. 

Desirable Qualifications: (The qualifications are not required.)

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

Supplemental Questions:  

Enter your responses to the supplemental questions in the space provided. 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.

To learn more about the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, please see the following:

How to Apply

Please apply online at the URL listed below.

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