Fish and Wildlife Technician Underfill Option

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Initial Posting Date: 09/08/2021 Application Deadline: 09/20/2021 Agency: Department of Fish and Wildlife Salary Range: $2,837.00 - $4,225.00 Monthly Position Type: Employee Position Title: Fish and Wildlife Technician (Rock Creek Hatchery Technician) Underfill Option Job Description: Make a Difference in Oregon's Natural Resources! Help the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fulfill its mission: To protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. This position is with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) located at Rock Creek Hatchery in Idleyld Park, OR. This is a full time Limited Duration position from October 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. The goal of this recruitment is to fill the positions at the Fish & Wildlife Technician (FWT) level. However, we encourage candidates to apply for the Fish & Wildlife Technician Entry level ($2,638-$3,508/mo.), as the department may consider under-filling the position. Play a part in providing healthy fish for Oregon! Perform fish culture duties to meet production goals and maintain equipment, grounds and buildings. Initial interviews are anticipated to be held via phone, video or virtual interview due to the current situation related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). What you will do: * Care for fish and perform grounds and equipment maintenance and other related duties. Pond, feed, grade, and collect eggs from wild and hatchery fish; shock, pick, and enumerate eggs; regulate water supplies; remove mortality; and recognize and treat fish diseases. Record and maintain information on amount and type of feed received and fed, water quality, fish mortalities, and liberations and maintain gas, oil, and mileage records. Weigh, count, and load fish and eggs for transfer and liberation. * Maintain, construct, and perform minor repairs to ponds and walkways, fish feeders, egg trays, and screens. Maintain and repair hatchery buildings and residences, fish pumps, lawn mowers, power tools, roads, and trails. * Maintain lawns, shrubs, and trees. * Meet the public, maintain public relations, answer questions, and conduct hatchery tours. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. Working Conditions * Work outdoors, at times during inclement weather. * Work in or near cold, deep or fast moving water for extended periods of time. * Requires lifting up to 50 pound sacks of feed, cartons of drugs, and other heavy materials and equipment. * Operate trucks, tractors and other equipment * Handle chemicals used for treatment of fish or disinfecting of equipment for disease control purposes. Work with paint, vehicle fuel, lubricants and solvents during routine maintenance duties. Required to climb ladders. * Must display a good sense of diplomacy when dealing with the public. * Requires a flexible work schedule that varies in the number of hours worked on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day, or a work schedule in which the starting and stopping times vary on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day. This includes working at all hours and workdays in excess of eight hours. Work weekends on a rotational basis and may have to respond to emergency situations while working alone. * The employee in this position is required to live on station in a trailer provided by the department as a condition of employment and work on an on-call basis as assigned and be available to respond to emergency situations. Criminal Records/DMV Check Applicants are subject to both a criminal history and motor vehicles check. Driving is required for all positions. Out-of-state finalists will be required to present a current certified driving record for review to be considered for the position. Be prepared to obtain as soon as possible. You are expected to provide the out-of-state certified driving record before an offer can be made unless extenuating circumstances exist. Adverse background and/or driving information may disqualify you from further consideration. NOTE: Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. ODFW participates in E-Verify. ODFW is not able to support VISA sponsorships. We are seeking applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and have the following skills and experience: Minimum Qualifications: Fish and Wildlife Technician Option: * An Associate degree in Fisheries Technology, Aquaculture or Aquarium Science; OR * Eighteen months of fish culture (care of fish) experience. (six months of fisheries, fish screens, wildlife or related habitat work experience will count toward this experience). A higher level degree in Fisheries Science or a closely-related degree with at least 45 quarter (30 semester) hours of biological/ecological coursework will substitute for the Associate's degree. Fish and Wildlife Technician Entry Option - Underfill: * Minimum qualifications are not established for this classification (there are no minimum qualifications). Previous related experience is desirable. Requested Skills: * Fish culture experience in a hatchery setting * Working with eggs and fry * Handling adult fish * Experience with water systems and maintenance * Operating electronic or mechanical equipment * Collecting and recording data * Writing technical or summary reports * Using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook * Working with the public The State of Oregon is requiring all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by October 18, 2021 unless the employee receives a medical or religious exception. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception by October 18, 2021. For more information, visit our policy at: Additional Information: Your answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the 'Job History' section in your application or you may not be considered for this position. Resumes will not replace the completed 'Job History' section in your online application. You may be disqualified if your experience listed in the 'Job History' section does not include information used to: 1) meet the minimum qualifications of the job and 2) back up your answers to the supplemental questions. If any of the positions listed in your application are part time or seasonal, be sure to include the dates you worked (month and year) and the average amount of hours worked per week in the duties section. Only those individuals who most closely match the requested skills will be invited to an interview. Note: You will be required to provide a copy of your official or unofficial transcripts (online transcripts are acceptable) during the selection process that show your name, the name/address of the institution, coursework with passing grades, and degree conferred (including date), if you are using education to qualify. Transcripts and cover letters can be attached to your application in the Resume/CV/Cover Letter attachments field when you apply. Cover letters may not be reviewed unless it is stated as a requirement in the job posting. For helpful tips on filling out your job history, responding to the supplemental questions, and submitting your application, click here Notes for External Applicants (non-state of Oregon employees): If you would like to retain a copy of this job posting, please print a copy before submitting your application. Once the job posting has closed, you will not be able to access the posting. The job posting closes at 11:59 PM (PDT/PST) on the close date. After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the two questionnaires relating to public records requests and veterans' preference immediately following your submittal. These questions are necessary to complete the application process. Reasonable accommodations for interviews will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you are experiencing difficulty applying for this position or have questions, please contact the ODFW Human Resources office at 503-947-6051. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified people to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill other vacancies as they occur. The employee in this position will be represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and will be subject to all terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement. Pay and benefits on all job listings may change without notice. Veterans - If you are an eligible veteran and you meet the qualifications, veterans' preference points will be added to your score. For more information on veterans' preference points visit and select Veterans resources under Resources. Please do not attach veteran documentation to your initial application, after you have applied you will be sent a task in your Workday account to provide your veteran documentation at that time. Find information on State of Oregon benefits More information about our agency can be found on our social media accounts and at and The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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