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(USA-MN-Spicer) Hatchery Laborer – Laborer-General

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**Working Title: Hatchery Laborer** **Job Class: Laborer-General** **Agency: MN Department of Natural Resources** + **Who May Apply** : Open to all qualified job seekers + **Date Posted** : 01/21/2023 + **Closing Date** : 02/10/2023 + **Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit** : Department of Natural Resources + **Division/Unit** : Fish and Wildlife + **Work Shift/Work Hours** : Day Shift + **Days of Work** : Monday - Friday + **Travel Required** : No + **Salary Range:** $17.23 - $21.54 / hourly + **Classified Status** : Classified + **Bargaining Unit/Union** : 203 - Service/AFSCME + **Work Area** : Spicer + **FLSA Status** : Nonexempt + **Telework Eligible** : No + Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes **Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.** The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota. This is a full-time seasonal position anticipated to begin March 1st and end December 31st. This position exists to assist New London Hatchery (NLH) fisheries personnel conduct intensive muskellunge pond rearing operations in addition to walleye egg hatching and northern pike egg hatching/rearing in a cool/warm water fish hatchery production unit and for the statewide production program. In addition, this position will occasionally assist professional Natural Resource Fisheries Specialists and Technicians in the completion of field egg-take, fisheries management sampling activities, extensive walleye pond harvest and fish stocking. These duties include the performance of oftentimes difficult work assignments and occasionally working independently. **Minimum Qualifications** Ability to perform physically demanding tasks including digging, lifting, planting, shoveling, hauling, carrying, bending, pushing, climbing and walking on uneven terrain for extended periods of time in extreme weather and environmental conditions. Ability to follow written and oral instructions and work independently. Ability to withstand exposure to adverse weather and environmental conditions. Experience performing routine grounds maintenance utilizing riding mowers, weed-whips, etc. Ability to use a chainsaw for cutting small trees and clearing brush. Experience operating small equipment, various hand and power tools, outboard motors. Ability to safely perform boat trailering and backing/launching/loading. Ability to measure/record and accurately enter data onto paper and computer programs (water temperature, fish length and weight measurements, fish counts, time sheet data, etc.) and demonstrate attention to detail. Basic knowledge of fish management and common species identification. **Preferred Qualifications** Experience in fish culture, fish hatchery operations, monitoring water quality and maintaining water flows, water temperatures and fish eggs. Experience in the use of various fish sampling techniques and equipment. Demonstrated thorough knowledge of fish biology and sampling (identification, requirements, techniques). Basic plumbing skills and experience performing routine maintenance on outboard motors, pumps, water filters, water heaters/chillers, and water delivery systems. Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate, oversee, and direct movements and actions of the general public while visiting the hatchery. **Physical Requirements** Requires occasionally lifting articles of 50-pounds maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain. **Additional Requirements** This position requires an unrestricted Class D Driver's License with a clear driving record. It is policy of the Department of Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. All job offers are contingent upon passing the following components: + Employment Reference Check + SEMA4 Records Check + Criminal History Check + Conflict of Interest Review + Education/license verification AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email [email protected] . Please indicate what assistance is needed.

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