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Fish Management Unit Leader

Job Title: 
Fish Management Unit Leader
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Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Hebron, Ohio

Who we are:

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is committed to its mission “To ensure a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.” Our agency embraces the insightful use of our natural resources to assure the continued safety, happiness and prosperity of Ohio’s people.

ODNR owns and manages state parks, state forests, state nature preserves and wildlife areas. We license all hunting, fishing and watercraft; oversee and permit all mineral extraction, monitor dam safety, manage water resources and serve as the second largest Law Enforcement presence in the State of Ohio.

We are accepting applications for a Fish Management Unit Leader within the Division of Wildlife. The address is 10517 Canal Road SE Hebron, OH 43025. To learn more about the Division of Wildlife please visit

What you will do:

Oversee maintenance and repair of fish sampling equipment; vessels, vehicles, & trailers; and, the facilities at the Inland Fisheries Research Unit.
Provide work direction, technical guidance, and training to personnel (i.e., seasonal employees) assigned to the work unit.
Maintain equipment operation and maintenance logs; order and purchase equipment, parts, & supplies; and, complete inventory and fleet reports.
Conduct and assist others with field assessment and research surveys throughout Ohio’s inland waters; collect data and enters sampling outcomes into databases.
Participate in planning and provide information to the public.
Starting hourly pay of $22.02/hour with multiple pay increases over your first 7 years of service and an ending hourly pay of $27.84/hour.

What’s in it for you:

At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage

Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the available Ohio Med plans.
Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance

Dental, vision, and basic life insurance premiums are free after completed eligibility period. Length of eligibility period is dependent on union representation.
Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance

Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
11 paid holidays per year
Childbirth/Adoption leave
Employee Development Funds

The State of Ohio offers a variety of educational and professional development funding that varies based on whether you are a union-exempt employee or a union-represented employee.
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.
Deferred Compensation

The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information.


Completion of associate core program in fisheries management AND 24 months of experience in conducting fish management surveys & data collection AND valid driver's license.

-OR completion of undergraduate core program in biological sciences to include 6 courses in fisheries science & 2 courses in statistics; (e.g., fisheries management, fishery techniques, limnology, ichthyology, fish biology, fish ecology, aquatic entomology) AND valid driver's license.

-OR completion of undergraduate core program in fisheries science to include 2 courses in statistics AND valid driver's license.

-OR 24 months of experience as Fish Management Technician, 22221 AND valid driver's license.

-OR equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.

Job Skills: Wildlife

ADA Statement
Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a model employer of individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.

Drug-Free Workplace
The State of Ohio is a drug-free workplace which prohibits the use of marijuana (recreational marijuana/non-medical cannabis). Please note, this position may be subject to additional restrictions pursuant to the State of Ohio Drug-Free Workplace Policy (HR-39), and as outlined in the posting.

Knowledge of fish management; biology; zoology; chemistry; employee training & development*. Skill in use & operation of survey equipment; hand & power tools, motor boats & tractors. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; write meaningful, concise & accurate reports; gather, collate & classify data; lift 50 lbs.

(*)Developed after employment.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs, and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws. To request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability please contact Mohammad Yakubu, EEO Regional/Program Administrator at 614-265-6992 or

Effective July 1, 2015 applicants must apply online for positions at all state agencies except the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).

STATUS OF POSTED POSITIONS: Applicants can view the status of this position by logging into their user profile on the Ohio Hiring Management System [OHMS] Home page at the following link, and selecting "My Profile".

NOTES: Bargaining unit applicants will be given consideration for applicable positions, pursuant to collective bargaining agreement.

Selection devices, proficiency testing and/or assessments may be used to determine if an applicant meets and is proficient in the minimum qualifications for this position.

Applicants may attach the following document types: Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx), PDF (.pdf), Plain Text (.txt), Rich Text (.rtf)

Please do not upload attachments that have an anomaly or are password protected.

VERIFIABLE INFORMATION : Applicants must clearly identify how qualifications are met within the education and/or experience sections of the applications. All answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the work experience/education provided on your civil service application. Attachments will be considered as part of the application packet in addition to the fully completed civil service application, not in place of. Applicants may be required to submit transcripts or licensure(s) to support their application.

Background Check Information

The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024
Application Instructions: 
Must apply directly at in order to be considered for employment
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