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    This position is the Project Leader for the Uvalde National Fish Hatchery responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, scheduling, and controlling the station's short and long term goals.

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    Duties will include but are not limited to the following:

    • Responsible for all administrative financial management functions for the station, such as the development of annual budgets, program plans, development programs, maintenance, and submission of fiscal accounts, property records, activity reports, travel vouchers and authorizations, and purchase authority activities.
    • Accountable for planning and administering the station's combined budget that exceeds $500,000 annually from 5 or more funding sources. In addition to annual production commitments for recreational fish, the Hatchery Manager develops other funding sources for additional production opportunities. For these efforts, the incumbent prepares project proposals, progress reports, and ensures projects in all areas are completed within budgets.
    • The incumbent leads the hatchery's work and coordinates with other Division of Fisheries offices, State and Federal agencies and cooperative multi-agency programs for the captive rearing of both endangered species and sport fish (for recreational fishing). Collaborates with engineering and contracting specialists to plan, design, and/or redesign facilities, equipment, and aquaculture systems to meet changing needs, conditions, and requirements while considering cost effectiveness and practical structural designs.
    • Incumbent performs a broad range of supervisory duties, including leadership, direction, development, and guidance for a diverse staff of up to seven employees, including an Assistant Project Leader, Fish Biologists, Animal Caretaker, maintenance staff, and an Administrative Technician. The incumbent also supervises numerous seasonal and interim volunteers, Pathways Internship Program employees and Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) employees.
    • Participates in, and some cases, leads aquaculture investigations on the propagation of imperiled species to guide biologists toward scientifically valid fisheries program development, and applies new scientific findings, development, and advancement toward the resolution of critical propagation problems. Develops new aquaculture techniques that monitor and minimize the overall water usage by the facility. Additionally, in order to meet the State's water discharge permit requirements, submits monthly and semi-annual water quality reports to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
    • Provides technical support when requested to various workgroups, committees, planning groups, media, and advisory groups; including the San Juan River Recovery Implementation Program, Rio Grande Fishes Recovery Team, Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program, and Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program.
    Physical Demands: The work is accomplished in a variety of office and field settings that requires physical exertion such as recurring periods of bending, crouching, and reaching; and lifting objects weighing up to, and in excess of, 50 pounds. Outdoor work includes working in hot and humid climates and periods of physical exertion. Physical demands include time in kayaks and boats and in environments in which one can get wet and fatigued while working in ponds, hatchery buildings, or in the field in streams and rivers.

    Work Environment: The incumbent performs work in an office, laboratory, hatchery, and field setting; and sitting and operating a computer for long periods. Outdoor work involves operation and use of kayaks, boats, automobiles, trucks, tractors, and mowers. The Project Leader must wear the Service uniform. The position also requires the incumbent to possess a state motor vehicle operator's license for the operation of Government-owned vehicles.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0482 Fish Biology

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