Fish Culturist

State of Idaho, Idaho, Openings : 1, Experience : Not Specified
Job Description :

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is currently recruiting for the position of Fish Culturist. This announcement will be used to fill the current opening at the Grace Fish Hatchery in Grace, Idaho and it may also be used to fill future statewide openings.

To learn more about the Department of Fish and Games various hatcheries throughout the state, please click here.

General Information:

  • If you have previously applied for the position of Fish Culturist with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and would like to be considered for the current opening and/or any future statewide openings, please apply under this current announcement. Applications to previous announcements will not be considered.
  • Incumbents, with or without reasonable accommodations, must be capable of lifting and carrying 50+lbs. Work includes repetitive handling and feeding of fish, climbing on and off fish transport trucks, and standing and working in cold water for up to eight hours per shift. These positions require working with toxic chemicals and around heavy dust, high voltage, loud noises, and slippery surfaces. Work is conducted in all weather conditions. Irregular work schedules are frequent weekend, holiday, and evening work is required. Incumbents are required to live on station.
  • We offer a competitive benefits package which includes excellent medical, dental and vision insurance. There is generous vacation and sick leave accrual that begins as soon as you start. There are eleven paid holidays in a year participation in one of the Nations best state retirement systems multiple saving plans and optional 401K life insurance wellness programs ongoing training opportunities and more.
Example of Duties


  • Spawns fish and monitors development of eggs and fry
  • Calculates growth gains
  • Implements feeding schedules required for specified growth rates
  • Cleans tanks and raceways
  • Observes fish behavior for signs of stress or disease
  • Implements water and feed treatments and prophylactic measures
  • Grades and sorts fish, tracks hatchery inventory of various species and sizes of fish, removes and enumerates daily fish mortality
  • Loads, transports and plants fish
  • Maintains records and contributes to reports documenting hatchery activities, fish diseases and treatments, and production studies
  • Conducts hatchery tours and explains operation
  • Assists in maintenance and minor repairs of hatchery equipment, vehicles, and buildings
  • May act as a crew leader and direct activities of temporary staff
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: (These qualifications are required.)

  • 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/or maintenance report.
Minimum Qualification Specialty Area: ( This qualification is only required for certain Fish Culturist positions.)
  • Some Fish Culturist positions throughout the state require an incumbent to possess a Class B Commercial Drivers License (CDL) or be willing to obtain one within the six-month probationary period (see supplemental question #9). The current opening at Grace Fish Hatchery does not require a CDL. 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 Departments drug/alcohol testing program and comply with all of its provisions through their duration of employment with the agency.
Supplemental Information

Desirable Qualification: (This qualification is not required. However, if you do have related experience in this area, then additional credit will be given.)

  • Perform minor maintenance work on small engines, pumps or vehicles use hand, power, or mechanical tools.
Supplemental Questions:
Enter your responses to the supplemental questions in the space provided. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A higher rating may be obtained based on the extent of your education and experience, so take your time to provide a detailed and complete answer to each question. It is very important that the information you provide clearly supports your responses.

To learn more about the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, please see the following:

Thank you for applying with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game!


Idaho Department of Fish and Game
P.O. Box 25
Boise, Idaho 83707


If you have questions,
please contact us at:


(208) 334-3773

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.
Last Date For Apply: 2022-07-21 05:07:53 Job Type : Full Time, Employment Type : PermanentExpired