STATE HOUSING AND UTILITIES ARE PROVIDED TO EMPLOYEES AT PAGE SPRINGS CREEK HATCHERY
This position will be responsible for performing entry level fish hatchery work which includes feeding and caring for live fish.
Responsibilities include interpreting feed charts, learning how to treat with therapeutic chemicals, performing general hatchery work such as cleaning rearing units, adjusting water flows, cleaning ponds, identifying fish pathogens and diseases and removing and examining dead fish.
Major duties include:
*Gather, compile and analyze fish culture data, size/weight of fish, fish condition and water quality data
*Enter data on computer and communicates with the public, community groups, supervisors and vendors about hatchery business and issues
*Assist with maintenance of hatchery buildings, grounds and support systems
*Perform minor maintenance on vehicles and equipment and operates vehicles for hatchery operations (ATV’s, stocking trucks, fork lift, etc)
*Maintain hatchery security and check for visitors after hours
*Learn about fish diseases and parasites, diagnose process and appropriate treatment methods
*Learn how to design and fabricate specialty tools/equipment and additions or modifications to hatchery equipment
*Promote a safe and productive work environment as well as promote a quality experience for visitors to the hatchery
*Capture, harvest, sort, load, process,tag, transport and stock live fish into approved waters across the State of Arizona
*Performs other duties as assigned
The candidate will have knowledge of/in: cultured trout behavior; biology; propagation and transportation techniques; trout diseases and treatment methods. The ideal candidate will be skilled in techniques of daily care including feeding, cleaning, inventory tracking and record keeping. The candidate will have the abilities for maintaining and repairing hatchery facilities and equipment.
The preferred candidate will have a strong ability to problem solve, possess excellent verbal communication skills, possess aquaculture knowledge, maintenance knowledge, knowledge of basic or specialized tools and equipment.
The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Position requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid, state-issued commercial driver’s license (Class A) appropriate to the assignment with air brakes and tanker endorsement (must be obtained within 6 months of appointment). Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training in accordance with Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.
Employment is contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification program.
The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Milani Barron at email@example.com for assistance.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.