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ASSISTANT HATCHERY MANAGER

The Assistant Hatchery Manager is responsible for working directly with the Biologist Supervisor and at select times independently with regard to overall operation of

Class Code:

B132C

Job Grade:

GS07

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Communicates regularly with the Biologist Supervisor regarding oversight for large budgets, contracts and/or grants and supervision of professional and technical personnel, contractors, part-time employees, interns and/or volunteers. Leads planning and implementation of highly specialized habitat and fish management activities on public and private waters and at one of the state hatcheries. Oversees the overall hatchery operation and supervision of all employees in the absence of Biologist Supervisor. Develops, submits, reviews, approves, and directs implementation of facility budgets, invoices, project plans, regulations, and operational procedures. Assists with budget development by reviewing and recommending requests from hatchery personnel and submitting budget recommendations to the Biologist Supervisor. Assists with overall management of a hatchery by submitting recommendations and/or reports to the Biologist Supervisor. Reviews biological data to analyze trends affecting management and hatchery facility operation priorities and program requirements. Establishes maintenance programs to maintain all hatchery grounds, equipment, buildings, and security, including the direction of fabrication of hatchery equipment, preventative maintenance schedules for inventoried equipment items including vehicles, tractors and all-terrain vehicles, and directing the use of all specialized heavy equipment consisting of dozers, backhoes, tractors, and cranes. Participates on species program teams. Performs public outreach by responding to requests for information, presenting information to the public, and providing assistance associated with management of public and private lands and waters. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles of biology, ecology, and related environmental sciences. Knowledge of game and fish management programs including propagation, cultivation, and harvesting techniques. Knowledge of game and fish management laboratory and field survey equipment, techniques, and procedures. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to make public presentations. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and assign and direct the work of subordinate supervisors. Ability to conduct scientific game and fish surveys and studies, analyze and evaluate collected data, and prepare written narrative reports of findings. Ability to direct, coordinate, and maintain wildlife management programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in zoology, biology, fisheries management, or related area; plus three years of experience in fisheries management, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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