FISH HATCHERY TECHNICIAN 2
- Gallagher Fish Hatchery
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some positions require a valid State of Nevada Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within six months of appointment.
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.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
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?