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Biologist 1 Wildlife

Applications accepted from current State employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement and 55-b/c candidates. You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Biologist 1 Wildlife
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *16-00281
Application Due By 09/30/16
Title Biologist 1 Wildlife; including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2
Location: City
DEC
Division/Bureau
Schenectady
Region 4
Fish and Wildlife/Wildlife
Salary:
Grade:
$40,507 - $67,827 Effective April 2015
18/13/14 Salary and appointment grade level dependent upon qualifications of candidate
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent/Contingent Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05& (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities Incumbent administers all phases of the Sportsman Education Program on a regional level. Ensures that supplies and materials are available through the county coordinator system and participates in instructor candidate training courses, refresher sessions and county meetings. Coordinates instructor recruitment and training. Directly supervises the activities of all volunteer instructors. Provides assistance for extension efforts within the region and communicates instructor needs, problems and suggestions to the program administrator. Candidates should have experience in some phase of hunting; must be able to deal effectively with the public and must have good verbal skills, both in person and in a public-speaking forum. Incumbent will also oversee regional furbearer and small game mammal populations through species-specific research and monitoring programs; conveys research findings through reports, presentations and technical advice; and represents the region on the statewide management team. Incumbent collects, analyzes and presents harvest data; designs and implements research and management projects; and reviews and develops regulations concerning the management of furbearers and small game mammals in NYS.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC
or

Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis.&
or
Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 11 or higher and either:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications - listed below;
or
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as a Biologist 1 Aquatic, Biologist 1 Ecology, Biologist 1 Marine or Biologist 1 Wildlife.

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below and include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55-b/55-c program.

Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles): bachelor's or higher-level degree including or supplemented by 30 semester credit hours in the biological sciences. These 30 semester credit hours must include 18 semester credit hours in wildlife courses such as wildlife ecology, wildlife management, wildlife habitat management, wildlife population dynamics, wildlife health, ornithology, mammalogy, or herpetology.

If you are on an examination eligible list for the position title, you do not need to respond to this posting UNLESS you are also eligible for appointment by transfer, reinstatement or reassignment as defined above; or the appointment type is provisional or temporary. The eligible list(s) will be canvassed as appropriate. Always respond to an eligible list canvass.
Additional Comments Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including respirator, will be required. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain and work in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available to respond to after- hour's emergencies. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 70 pounds.
To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:
Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060
Fax: (518) 402-9038

E-Mail: personnel@dec.ny.gov

Additional Notes:

If you are a permanent NYS employee not employed by the Department of Environmental Conservation or applying for reinstatement, please provide your social security number so that appointment eligibility may be verified.

State Employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must include two envelopes for each position.

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.

16-00300

Applications accepted from current State employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement and 55-b/c candidates. You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Biologist 1 Wildlife
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *16-00300
Application Due By 09/30/16
Title Biologist 1 Wildlife; including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2
Location: City
DEC
Division/Bureau
Allegany
Region 9
Fish and Wildlife/Wildlife
Salary:
Grade:
$40,507 - $67,827 Effective April 2015
18/13/14 Salary and appointment grade level dependent upon qualifications of candidate
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05& (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities
  • Big Game Management:
    Oversee, supervise and coordinate the Region 9 big game (deer and bear) programs which may include, but not be limited to, implementing and carrying out projects and activities as outlined in the statewide work plan specific to Region 9; preparing Regional objectives and management plans, studies and jobs; reviewing project proposals; preparing season recommendations; developing and implementing appropriate surveys to monitor populations; implementing deer wintering area surveys and assisting in the statewide CWD effort including sampling; public education; regulation development; assisting in the development and review of statewide management plans, work plans, and policies; handling and monitoring nuisance/damage complaints; responding to letters and requests for information; giving presentations to various groups and preparing/distributing related informational or public relations materials; writing articles and technical reports for publication; attending professional, technical and lay meetings, conferences, statewide Big Game Team meetings and assigned ad hoc committees; setting up Citizen's Task Forces for white- tailed deer and stakeholder group meetings for black bear.
  • Wildlife Surveys and Extension Services:
    Assist Regional and Central office wildlife staff in conducting various field surveys and collection of data. Provide general extension services which may include, but not be limited to, giving presentations to various groups and organizations; attending County fish and game club federation meetings on a regular basis; responding to written or verbal requests for wildlife related information; answering telephone calls and providing advice and assistance with distressed, diseased and nuisance wildlife complaints.
  • Supervision:
    Provide direct supervision, overall direction, and assignment of work to permanent and/or seasonal Fish & Wildlife Technicians as assigned. Initiate seasonal paperwork, develop employee performance programs and complete evaluations as may be required. Approve leave requests, time and activity accounting (LATS), I-Expense, as needed.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC
or

Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis.
or
Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 11 or higher and either:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications - listed below;
or
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as a Biologist 1 Aquatic, Biologist 1 Ecology, Biologist 1 Marine or Biologist 1 Wildlife.

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below and include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55-b/55-c program.

Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles): bachelor's or higher-level degree including or supplemented by 30 semester credit hours in the biological sciences. These 30 semester credit hours must include 18 semester credit hours in wildlife courses such as wildlife ecology, wildlife management, wildlife habitat management, wildlife population dynamics, wildlife health, ornithology, mammalogy, or herpetology.

If you are on an examination eligible list for the position title, you do not need to respond to this posting UNLESS you are also eligible for appointment by transfer, reinstatement or reassignment as defined above; or the appointment type is provisional or temporary. The eligible list(s) will be canvassed as appropriate. Always respond to an eligible list canvass.
Additional Comments Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain and work in adverse weather conditions. Travel and overnight travel may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 30 pounds.
To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:
Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060
Fax: (518) 402-9038

E-Mail: personnel@dec.ny.gov

Additional Notes:

If you are a permanent NYS employee not employed by the Department of Environmental Conservation or applying for reinstatement, please provide your social security number so that appointment eligibility may be verified.

State Employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must include two envelopes for each position.

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.

16-00316

Applications accepted from current State employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement and 55-b/c candidates. You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Biologist 1 Wildlife
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *16-00316
Application Due By 10/07/2016
Title Biologist 1 Wildlife; including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2
Location: City
DEC
Division/Bureau
Warrensburg
Region 5
Fish and Wildlife/Wildlife
Salary:
Grade:
$40,507 - $67,827 Effective April 2015
18/13/14 Salary and appointment grade level dependent upon qualifications of candidate
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05& (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities

Furbearer and Small Game Management:
-Management and research on American Marten, Fisher, Bobcat, Coyote, and other important furbearers.
-Coordination of nuisance beaver complaints, providing a public service in dealing with these problems.
-Region 5 has the vast majority of the American Marten in the state and this biologist is tasked with writing the Marten Management Plan in the next five years.
-The region is also a leading producer of Fisher, and this year there are new fisher regulations that will need to be analyzed and modified to protect this species.
Unit Management Planning:
-This biologist is tasked with writing the wildlife portions of all the Unit Management Plans in the region, including those in the Forest Preserve.
-Without this position these plans will not be completed in a timely manner.
Wildlife Health Team
-This biologist will be a member of this statewide team dealing with issues such as Chronic Wasting Disease response and prevention, rabies response, west nile virus monitoring, and staff training for public health related disease response.

Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC
or

Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis.
or
Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 11 or higher and either:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications - listed below;
or
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as a Biologist 1 Aquatic, Biologist 1 Ecology, Biologist 1 Marine or Biologist 1 Wildlife.

*55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below and include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55-b/55-c program.

Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles): bachelor's or higher-level degree including or supplemented by 30 semester credit hours in the biological sciences. These 30 semester credit hours must include 18 semester credit hours in wildlife courses such as wildlife ecology, wildlife management, wildlife habitat management, wildlife population dynamics, wildlife health, ornithology, mammalogy, or herpetology.

If you are on an examination eligible list for the position title, you do not need to respond to this posting UNLESS you are also eligible for appointment by transfer, reinstatement or reassignment as defined above; or the appointment type is provisional or temporary. The eligible list(s) will be canvassed as appropriate. Always respond to an eligible list canvass.
Additional Comments Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain and work in adverse weather conditions. Travel and overnight travel may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds.
To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:
Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060
Fax: (518) 402-9038

E-Mail: personnel@dec.ny.gov

Additional Notes:

If you are a permanent NYS employee not employed by the Department of Environmental Conservation or applying for reinstatement, please provide your social security number so that appointment eligibility may be verified.

State Employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must include two envelopes for each position.

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.