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Title:  Fish Culture Operations Manager

Application Deadline Date:  03/07/2021
Req ID:  11883
Department:  Fish & Wildlife

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $31.90


Want to work with a forward thinking, progressive fish and wildlife management agency to help shape the field of fish culture and fisheries management in New England and beyond? The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is seeking applications for a Fish Culture Operations Manager at its Montpelier, Vermont headquarters to oversee Vermont's fish culture program which includes five fish culture stations as well as a fish health laboratory.

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Who May Apply

This position, Fish Culture Operations Manager (Job Requisition # 11883), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact eric.palmer@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in an office/laboratory/hatchery and statewide field setting and may involve traversing rough terrain and bodies of water with exposure to all Vermont climatic conditions. Duties may require evening, weekend and other irregular hours. Good physical health and stamina are necessary to effectively discharge duties. Exposure to physical harm or injury is possible although not a constant threat.

Appearance before a variety of public at meetings and hearings is probable, at which strong adversary opinions may be encountered. Private means of transportation should be available for necessary travel.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with major in fish culture, fisheries science or related field AND three (3) years technical/professional experience in a formal fisheries program, with at least one (1) year of professional experience in fish culture and fish pathology.


Master’s degree in aqua-culture, fish culture, or a closely related field AND one (1) year of technical/professional experience in a formal fisheries program which has included experience in fish culture and fish pathology.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier