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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $34,598.16 to  $50,571.36  PAY GRADE: 29
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Wildlife
Division: Wildlife
Location: Yerington
Job Class Code: 01.778
Announcement Number: 15357
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 10/20/2011
Close Date: 11/07/2011
   Phone: (775)688-1522
   Email: krisr@ndow.org
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Fish Hatchery Technicians care for fish and adjust feed levels; keep accurate feed and population records; maintain and clean troughs, tanks, ponds, raceways, traps, holding pens and launders; maintain screens, water sources and aeration devices.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
Position is responsible for day-to-day operations at the Mason Valley Hatchery, inlcuding all aspects of fish culture from care of reared fish to maintanance of the facility and grounds as well as delivering fish to stocked waters. Successful candidate will be required to reside in housing at the Mason Valley Hatchery provided by the Department of Wildlife. A deduction for the current rent amount of $50 is taken from the employee's paycheck every two weeks. This position is being recruited at both the Fish Hatchery Technician 1 and 2 levels. Position may be filled at either level. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the level that best matches their education and experience.

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Graduation from high school or equivalent education and four years of experience in building trades and maintenance of mechanical equipment, two years of which were caring for fish such as adjusting fish feed levels; keeping accurate feed and population records; maintaining and cleaning troughs, tanks, ponds, raceways, traps, holding pens and launders; and/or maintaining screens, water sources and aeration devices at a fish hatchery; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience; OR one year of experience as a Fish Hatchery Technician I in Nevada State service.
Special Notes
    Per NRS 483.926 incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a valid Nevada commercial driver's license and, per FMCSR 383.93 and 383.95, incumbent maintain a current tanker endorsement and air brake certification.
    Education above the high school level in wildlife management, biology or closely related field may be substituted for the qualifying experience.
Special Requirements
    Incumbent is required to respond to emergency situations which may occur during non-working hours.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Describe your experience in caring of fish and adjusting fish feed levels. Include the employer where you gained this experience.
2) Describe your experience keeping feed and population levels. Include the employer where the experience was gained and what program, if any, you used to keep these records.
3) Describe your experience maintaining and cleaning a) troughs, b) tanks, c) ponds, d) launders. Answer each separately and include employer where experience was gained.
4) Describe your experience maintaining screens, water sources and aeration devices. Include the hatchery where you gained this experience.
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
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Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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