Fish and Wildlife Technician (Umatilla Hatchery Technician) – Underfill Option

Department of Fish and Wildlife, Irrigon, OR, Openings : 1,
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Job Description : Initial Posting Date: 03/11/2024 Application Deadline: 03/24/2024 Agency: Department of Fish and Wildlife Salary Range: $3,218 – $4,755 Position Type: Employee Position Title: Fish and Wildlife Technician (Umatilla Hatchery Technician) – Underfill Option Job Description: Hatchery Employment Opportunity! Make a difference in Oregon’s Natural Resources! Help the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fulfill its mission: To protect and enhance Oregons fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. Location: This position is located at Umatilla Hatchery in Irrigon, Oregon. The goal of this recruitment is to fill the position at the Fish &amp Wildlife Technician (FWT) level. However, we encourage candidates to apply as the Fish &amp Wildlife Technician Entry level ($3,006-$3,948/mo.), as the department may consider under-filling the position. What you will do: The primary role of this position is to play a crucial role in supporting our work unit by caring for fish throughout the complete hatchery cycle, performing maintenance on grounds and equipment, and assisting in achieving assigned management goals within a fish hatchery environment. Some of the duties will include:
  • 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. 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 equipment, grounds (lawns, flowerbeds, shrubs, and trees), operate facility equipment and answer questions from the public.
  • Power wash, paint, repair, and maintain buildings, fishponds, and fish culture structures, and clean rearing ponds.
  • Operate special equipment including trucks, lawn tractors, generators, fish pumps, lifts, gas and electric power tools, farm tractors with attachments. Service gas-powered vehicles and equipment.
  • 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:
  • Must work in all kinds of weather, in cold water for extended periods of time. May travel by foot or vehicle through isolated, rugged terrain.
  • Required to lift objects such as cartons of chemicals, and pieces of equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Must work with paint, vehicle fuel, lubricants and solvents during routine maintenance activities. Required to climb ladders and stand, bend, stoop, and work in odd positions for periods of time. Required to operate pressure washers and broom rearing ponds for long periods of time. May operate heavy equipment (forklift, tractor) on weathered roads in inclement weather.
  • 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 exceeding 40 hours per week requires prior approval by the supervisor. Position is eligible for overtime. May work weekends and long hours.
  • At times will need to be available on call.
  • Must be able to work and communicate effectively with ODFW, other government agencies, and members of the public.
Minimum Qualifications: Fish &amp Wildlife Technician Option:
  • An Associates degree in Fisheries Technology, Aquaculture, Aquarium Science, Wildlife Technology or Agriculture OR
  • Eighteen months of experience in fisheries, fish culture, fish screens, care of livestock, agricultural research and experimentation, monitoring game or wildlife, or farming.
A higher level degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science or a closely-related degree with at least 45 quarter (30 semester) hours of biological/ecological coursework will substitute for the Associates degree.
  • Note: You do not need to meet the Fish &amp Wildlife Technician minimum qualifications to be considered: the department may consider underfilling at the Fish &amp Wildlife Technician Entry level.
Fish &amp 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: Minimum qualifications are not established for this position however, we are seeking applicants with the following experience or skills. Preference for interviews may be given to candidates with these skills and background:
  • Ability to conduct work under a variety of weather conditions ranging from heat in summer to cold in winter.
  • Experience with fish or hatcheries
  • 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
  • Experience with maintaining buildings, grounds, and equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Comfortable with interaction with the public.
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. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. ODFW participates in E-Verify. ODFW is unable to support VISA sponsorships. Additional Information: Your answers to the supplemental questions must be supported in your resume or the Job History section in your application or you may not be considered for this position. You may be disqualified if your experience listed in your resume or the “Job History” section does not include information used to 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. For helpful tips on filling out your job history, responding to the supplemental questions, and submitting your application, click here Attachments: If you’d like to attach a copy of your official or unofficial college transcripts, they 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. 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. Internal Applicants: The contact information that is prefilled on your application is typically your work email and work phone number. Be sure to check your state email and Workday notifications for your status regarding the recruitment process. If you are away from the office or unable to check your state email account for an extended period, contact the HR Recruitment Unit and the hiring manager to let them know your personal email and phone number where you can be contacted. This will help to ensure you do not miss out on any correspondence that may be related to an interview. If you apply for a position as an internal applicant and then terminate while the recruitment is still in process, contact the Recruitment Unit to have your contact information updated. 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 having trouble 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 If you are passionate about natural resources, we invite you to join our team and assist with furthering ODFW’s mission by partnering with communities and sharing how our work has a positive effect on Oregon’s fish, wildlife, and their habitats. ODFW is dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce as we strive to represent and better serve our neighboring communities. Our most important asset is our employees, and each person brings unique, different, and important contributions to the workplace and community we serve. With Oregon’s changing demographics, a workforce that reflects this change will make us stronger and create an opportunity for better decision making. Consider joining our team as we lead ODFW into the future! To learn more about the department and the work we do, view the following video at 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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