Thursday, August 30, 2007

Fish Culturist - Department of Fish and Game, Idaho State Government

Fish Culturist

Department of Fish and Game
Idaho State Government

Open for Recruitment: August 28, 2007 - September 17, 2007

Announcement # 00810060274

Salary Range: $12.31 - $15.54 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Statewide

The Department of Fish and Game currently has two openings
Ahsahka(CDL see below) and Wendell.

The hiring list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future statewide openings for Fish Culturist!

If you are interested in this position you must apply for this announcement separately.  Previous scores will not be used.


    * Induces fish spawning and monitors development of eggs and fry.
    * Implements feeding schedules required for specified growth rates.
    * Cleans hatching tanks and raceways.
    * Implements water and feed treatments and prophylactic measures.
    * Loads, transports and plants fish.
    * Conducts hatchery tours and explains operation.
    * Assists in maintenance of hatchery equipment, buildings and grounds.

General Information:

Some positions require the incumbents to possess a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tanker endorsement or be willing to obtain one within the six-month probationary period (see question #6 on the examination). For those positions requiring a CDL, incumbents must pass a pre-employment controlled substance screening test. Once a CDL is obtained, the employee is required to participate in the Department's drug/alcohol testing program and comply with all of its provisions. Failure to satisfy any of these requirements will result in a failure to complete the probationary period and termination from employment. Not all positions require a CDL.

Minimum Qualifications:

    * Good knowledge of aquaculture and ichthyology and the growing and maintaining of fish.
    * Some knowledge of report writing involving scientific or biological data and terms.
    * Experience: communicating orally in one-to-one and group situations; entering and retrieving data, preparing statistical reports, and using and maintaining various types of databases.


Checklist with supporting documentation. You will receive a score based on your responses to the checklist, provided those responses are supported by the additional information you submit. You must receive a minimum rating of 63 to pass this examination. Exam results are available online when the review process is completed. If you do not Apply Online, you will receive written notification of your exam results.

Click here to preview the examination. You will not be able to apply from this screen. Please follow the directions under "How to Apply."

How to Apply:

Click here to Apply Online and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. If you are unable to use the Apply Online process, you must respond to the exam questions on this announcement and complete a State of Idaho Application. Click here for a paper application.

When updating your online application information, please select for the current opening:

    * Department of Fish and Game under "Agencies
    * All Conditions of employment you are willing to work under "Job Type/Shift"
    * All Cities you are willing to work in under "Cities"

When updating your online application information, complete/update all items in the Application Checklist. This includes: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies and Job type.


Department of Fish and Game
Idaho State Government
Division of Human Resources
P.O. Box 83720
700 W. State St.
Boise, Idaho

If you have questions,
please contact at:(208) 334-2263

Toll Free: 1-800-554-5627

TDD: 1-800-542-5738

FAX: (208) 334-3182

EMAIL: idhr [AT]



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