Chief of Hatcheries
Dept Fish Wildlife Env Law Enf
Westborough, MA

$75,000 - $110,000 a year

EducationSkills
The Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game works to preserve the state's natural resources and people's right to conservation of those resources, as protected by Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution. To carry out this mission, the Department exercises responsibility over the Commonwealth's marine and freshwater fisheries, wildlife species, plants, and natural communities, as well as the habitats that support them.

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) is responsible for the conservation - including restoration, protection and management - of fish and wildlife resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the public.

The Department of Fish and Game, Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is accepting resumes and applications for the position of Chief of Hatcheries (Environmental Analyst V).

A cover letter and resume must be submitted as part of the application process and attached “as relevant” to the requisition.

The Chief of Hatcheries (Environmental Analyst V) directs, supervises, and coordinates the agency’s fish culture program at five Division owned and operated fish hatcheries. Responsibilities include administrative supervision and coordination of fish production ; preparation for and coordination of spring and fall trout stocking allocations to five Wildlife Management Districts for statewide distribution; and participation in public outreach programs related to fish production and stocking programs. The Chief of Hatcheries possesses the administrative, scientific, and practical knowledge of the process and operations of the Commonwealth’s fish hatcheries.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Fisheries, in the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, the Chief of Hatcheries:

Prepares and manages overall hatchery budgets for operations, feed, maintenance, development, equipment and fish cultural activities; prepares technical plans and specifications for bid documents to support hatchery operations and maintenance.
Maintains and coordinates federal and state pollution discharge permits and water-use permits for agency hatcheries; prepares and submits monitoring reports as required. Interacts with other state and federal environmental agencies.
Oversees fish health and disease investigations and management of agency hatchery facilities; represents MassWildlife on fish hatchery and fish health matters including participation in the NEAFWA Fish Health Committee; coordinates agency compliance with the Guidelines of the Northeast Fish Health Committee where applicable.
Determines, administers, and directs implementation of policies and procedures relating to administration, standards of hatchery operations, maintenance and management.
Conducts Employee Performance Review (EPRS) Evaluations for reporting staff to define their duties, evaluate work performance and promote good work habits; interviews and recommends candidates for employment.
Represents the agency at court, before legislative bodies, boards, commissions or committees, or federal and state agencies.
Collaborates and cooperates with fisheries biologists and other experts.
Prepares MassWildlife annual report and F-58-D Federal Aid report on hatchery production and operations.

Qualifications Required at hire.

Master’s degree or higher in fisheries science, fisheries management, biology, limnology, zoology, ichthyology, statistics or closely related field, and six years of professional work experience in fish husbandry, hatchery management, and fish health and research, and aquatic ecology. Two years of supervisor experience is required.

Ability to organize work by establishing operating and/or reporting relationships and by assigning work accordingly, based on technical expertise of individuals in specialized environmental fields of fish culturist and hatchery management.

Plan, assign and coordinate the activities of others, manage budget for multiple work sites.

Train hatchery managers in protocols and use of personal protection and safety equipment.

Knowledge of the methods and techniques followed in the operation and inspection of hatchery facilities to ensure fish health in accordance with regional and federal guidelines

Qualifications

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least six years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health, of which (B) at least four years must have been in a professional capacity, and of which (C) at least two years must have been in a supervisory, managerial or administrative capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the following substitutions.

Substitutions:
I. An Associate's degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*

III. A Graduate degree with a major in environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.*

  • Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually competed.
NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience. No substitutions will be permitted for the required (C) experience.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Official Title: Environmental Analyst V
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Westborough-Rabbit Hill Road
Job: Science
Agency: Department of Fish And Game
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Oct 2, 2019, 12:46:54 PM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 75,460.06 - 111,158.06 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Johanna Zabriskie - 617-626-1599
Bargaining Unit: 09-MOSES - Engineers/Scientists
Confidential: No