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Fish Hatchery Manager 2

Department of Fish and Game

Open for Recruitment: April 14, 2017 - May 5, 2017
Announcement # 00783051317
Salary Range: $20.87+ per hour DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Wendell

The Department of Fish and Game is seeking a Fish Hatchery Manager 2 for the Niagara Springs Fish Hatchery in Wendell, Idaho.

This announcement will be used to fill the current opening for Fish Hatchery Manager 2 in Wendell and may also be used to fill future 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 opening at Niagara Springs Fish Hatchery does not require a CDL.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience writing technical reports.
  • Experience in public relation tasks.


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.

To preview the examination for this position, click on the Preview Exam link below. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen.

How to Apply:

Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

When updating your online application information, please select:

  • Department of Fish and Game under "Agencies"
  • Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Wendell and/or other cities that you are willing to accept employment in under "Cities"

When completing or updating your online application information, please complete all items in the Application Checklist (this includes: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies and Job type.) Without this information the hiring agency may not be able to contact you for an interview.

Hiring Lists:

If your name has been certified to a hiring list for possible consideration, you will see it listed under the Hiring Lists section of your online application. Supervisors review application materials prior to scheduling interviews. Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter or email to schedule a time.  Having your name certified to a hiring list is not a guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview, it simply means you are one of the candidates being considered.

Thank you for applying with the Department of Fish and Game!


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Some jobs may entail working overtime. It is the Department's policy to provide compensatory time off instead of cash for any overtime worked.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.