Job Opportunities

Hatchery Manager - USA

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources is looking for a hatchery manager to work at its new RAS facility culturing hybrid striped bass, Utah’s sterile walleye program and manage muskie broodstock facility.


  • Manage plan, direct and supervise all aspects of a safe, efficient and successful hatchery operation in coordination with the overall mission of the Utah Division of Wildlife.
  • Monitor and evaluate operations, programs, processes and/or practices for quality and effectiveness; make recommendations for improvement; facility and equipment maintenance.
  • Supervise all hatchery personnel, assign/direct work, conduct employee evaluations, staff training and development, take appropriate disciplinary/corrective actions, make hiring/termination recommendations, etc.
  • Develop, administer and monitor the hatchery's annual budget.
  • Administer the propagation of fish species that are healthy and of optimum quality.
  • Supervise and follow strict guidelines for importing and exporting eggs/fish from the hatchery to stocking locations throughout the state.
  • Plan, schedule and meet stocking requirements for production fish provided by program leaders.
  • Conduct hatchery tours and training pertaining to hatchery operations.
  • Present lectures and information for community education at schools, city functions or other public relations gatherings.
  • Answer phone inquiries.


  • BS degree, or higher, in aquaculture/fisheries or a directly related field of study.
  • Knowledge and experience with hatchery management of warm and cool water fish culture practices (e.g. management, propagation, distribution, fish health, animal nutrition, water chemistry, etc.).
  • Knowledge of general management practices and procedures, including personnel management, organizational methodology, planning and management strategies.
  • Ability to understand and manage annual budgets and expenditures.
  • Willingness and ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, city entities, the media, employees and the public.
  • Clear understanding of how recirculating aquaculture facilities operate and how to make water quality adjustments in order to maintain the proper living environment for the endangered fish species.
  • Knowledge of fish transport equipment, gages, and pumps, compressed and liquid oxygen equipment and safety requirements.
  • Skills in maintenance projects and procedures, plumbing, construction, welding, small engine repairs, electrical work and heavy equipment, ability to diagnose and repair problems in a variety of areas relating to maintenance.

More information and application here. Apply by October 12, 2020.

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