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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
FISH HATCHERY TECHNICIAN 1 - Gallagher Fish Hatchery
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $33,679.44 to  $49,047.12  PAY GRADE: 27
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.
JOB INFORMATION
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Wildlife
Division: Fisheries
Location: Elko
Job Class Code: 01.780
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 31011
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 03/15/2017
Close Date: 04/21/2017
Recruiter:
   KRISTIN BOWLING
   Phone: (775)688-1522
   Email: klbowling@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 perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.
Fish Hatchery Technicians identify and treat fish diseases and parasites; provide adequate care and monitoring of fish during critical periods of growth and development; weigh, load and stock fish in designated waters; maintain equipment and structures; respond to hatchery emergency situations and equipment malfunctions; provide routine maintenance; assist biologists with field monitoring of stocked fish; and operate vehicles up to 5 ton commercial sized vehicles with 1,400 gallon tanks and air brakes. Position is responsible for day-to-day operations at the Gallagher Hatchery in Ruby Valley, including all aspects of fish culture from care of reared fish to maintenance of the facility and grounds as well as delivering fish to stocked waters. The successful candidate will be required to reside in Department housing at the Gallagher Hatchery. A deduction of $50 for the current rent amount is taken from the employee's paycheck every two weeks. A refundable $500.00 cleaning/damage deposit will be required at the date of hire or by payroll deduction. This position is being recruited at both the Fish Hatchery Technician 1 and 2 levels. Position may be filled at either level.

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 three years of experience in building trades and maintenance of mechanical equipment; OR one year of experience in 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.
Special Notes
    Some positions require a valid State of Nevada Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within six months of appointment.
Special Requirements
    Per NRS 483.926 some positions in this series are required to obtain and maintain a valid Nevada commercial driver's license. Per FMCSR 383.93 and 383.95 some positions are required to maintain a current tanker endorsement and air brake certification.
    All positions in this series are required to respond to emergency situations which may occur during nonworking hours.
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in these positions must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
    Incumbents in this series are required to reside in Department housing at the hatchery that is provided by the Department of Wildlife.
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) Do you have a Commercial Driver's License?
2) Please describe your experience with Fish Hatcheries.
3) The successful candidate will be required to reside in housing at the Gallagher Fish 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. A refundable $500 cleaning/damage deposit will be required at the date of hire or by payroll deduction. Can you meet this requirement?
INFORMATIONAL LINKS
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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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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