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The Hatchery Manager is responsible for directing and overseeing the daily operations and maintenance of a fish hatchery. This position is governed by state

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent field work with exposure to inclement weather is required.

Typical Functions:

Supervises a small to medium-sized professional staff by interviewing, recommending hire or termination, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating employee performance, and training employees. Oversees trapping and spawning of fish, egg incubation, and fry rearing, applying knowledge of management and fish culturing techniques. Collects information regarding techniques for collecting, fertilizing, incubating spawn, and treatment of spawn and fry. Develops, submits, reviews, approves, and directs implementation of facility budgets, invoices, project plans, regulations, and operational procedures. 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. Coordinates with regional fish program managers, hatchery staff and other department employees to ensure that fish stocking and health issues are addressed. 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 techniques. Knowledge of state personnel, budgetary, purchasing and other fiscal procedures. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to make public presentations. Ability to supervise a subordinate professional, para-professional, and administrative support staff. 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in zoology, biology, fisheries management, or related area; plus five 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.

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