Mammoth Creek

Wildlife Technician I

May 22, 2024

Wildlife Technician I

Opening date: May 22, 2024
Closing date: When filled
Starting salary: $15.18 per hour
Location: Mammoth Creek State Fish Hatchery, 1306 S. Fish Hatchery Road, Hatch, UT 84735
Time frame: May – August 2024
Positions available: 1
Housing: Available

The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Resources, has a seasonal position (no benefits) available at the Mammoth Creek State Fish Hatchery in Hatch, Utah. This appointment will last from approximately mid-May to mid-August 2024. Housing is available at the station (Camp Trailer).

Job duties

The incumbent in this position will help propagate a variety of sportfish species and maintain hatchery facilities and equipment at the Mammoth Creek State Fish Hatchery. The incumbent is responsible for helping in fish propagation, including feeding fish; cleaning and maintaining raceways and ponds; assisting in spawning, egg handling, receiving and disinfecting; fish sampling and loading stocking trucks; helping with fish distribution as needed, along with gathering daily, weekly and monthly biological data.

Additional duties include assisting hatchery staff with maintaining buildings, grounds and equipment. May be required to give assistance with hatchery tours and perform other duties as assigned.

Job requirements and skills

The successful applicant must have good organizational skills, be capable of working independently and know how to operate UTVs, small equipment and power tools. Work requires physical exertion and willingness to work outside in sometimes adverse weather conditions. May require the ability to stand, walk over rough surfaces, bend, crouch, stoop, reach and lift moderately heavy items. Must have some knowledge in repairing and maintaining tools and equipment.

Incumbent must be at least 18 years old with a high school education/graduation. Preference will be given to individuals seeking a B.S. degree or with a B.S. degree.


Incumbent must be able to work in extreme and adverse weather conditions (heat, wind, snow, ice, rain, etc.) work long hours in hip or chest waders, work in cold water, on slippery surfaces and in cramped areas, and lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Some travel may be required.

The work schedule is Monday–Friday, with occasional weekends, if needed, but not to exceed 40 hours per week.


Interested applicants must apply by submitting a DNR seasonal job application to:

Karen Scott
Hatchery Manager

DNR complies with the ADA. Hearing-impaired employees who wish further information regarding this announcement may call the DNR TTY number at 801-538-7458. Disabled employees who desire reasonable accommodation in the interview process should contact the DNR Human Resources Office at 385-315-2834.

People and culture expectation

The successful applicant(s) will be expected to uphold the Division’s values of integrity, professionalism, accountability, teamwork and cooperation. The behaviors they embrace should set an example of professional and personal respect. Seasonal employees are expected to actively promote a workplace free of discrimination and harassment, as well as make good faith efforts to understand people as unique individuals with diverse life experiences, challenges and opportunities.