PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for supervising the operation and maintenance of a large State Hatchery and Rearing Station or assisting in the supervising of a large automated state fish hatchery.
Receives general direction from an employee of higher grade.
Supervises Environmental Protection Maintainers, seasonal workers and other employees of lower grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of the staff and operations of a Hatchery and Rearing Station or assists in the supervision a large automated fish hatchery; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans hatchery work; establishes and maintains hatchery procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; requisitions supplies and equipment and keeps time and material records; supervises and assists subordinate employees in such work as checking temperatures and conditions for various species of fish eggs; maintains proper conditions, prepares food and feeds fry, fingerlings and adult fish; treats diseased fish; strips fish and collects spawn; sorts, collects, and prepares for shipment fish to be distributed; salvages and nets fish from drained pools and other waters and over-stocked areas; controls vermin and rodents in and around hatchery buildings and grounds; cleans, maintains, constructs and repairs hatchery equipment and structures, including pools, reservoirs, filters, traps, inlets, screens, racks, frames, and dams; runs feeding experiments to determine the efficiency of various foods; prescribes treatment for fish that have parasites or disease; conducts visitors through hatchery buildings and grounds; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of approved methods and techniques of fish culture; knowledge of the diseases of fish and their treatment; knowledge of plumbing, painting and carpentry; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to maintain records; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in the care and propagation of fish.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in fishery science may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
Incumbents in this class may be required to live on site.
Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or personal harm from environmental conditions and to a moderate degree of discomfort from year-round weather conditions.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
New job code. (New job code established as part of the P-4 contract negotiations) Final 22-100