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Applications accepted from current State employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement and 55-b/c candidates. You must meet the minimum qualification.
Fish and Wildlife Technician 2
Posting Specific Information
Application Due By
Fish and Wildlife Technician 2
Location: City DEC Region Division/Bureau
Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources/Wildlife
$41,721 - $50,814 Effective 04/2014
Mon. - Fri.
Permanent Budgeted Item
Administer Wildlife Damage Permit program across Genesee, Orleans and western Monroe Counties, conducting inspections, permit decisions and compliance follow-up.
Under supervision of area biologist, manage habitat and public access features at 4 Wildlife Management Areas in Genesee, Orleans and Monroe counties. This would include maintaining boundary postings, recording and managing water levels in all impoundments, stocking pheasants, and informational displays and kiosks. Also includes coordinating volunteers and maintenance of artificial nesting structures (wood duck boxes, tern nesting platforms, etc.)
Administer the waterfowl lottery hunt program for Oak Orchard and Tonawanda WMAs, and the trapping permit system for Oak Orchard, Tonawanda, Braddock Bay and John White WMAs.
Coordinate waterfowl banding effort and breeding waterfowl surveys for Oak Orchard/Tonawanda WMA complex and surrounding counties.
Collect biological and wildlife population data through deer checking and various field surveys, including but not limited to marsh and grassland bird surveys.
Coordinate collection and distribution of purple loosestrife control beetles to partner agencies around the state.
Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC
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.
Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 11 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;
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):
1) 60 semester credit hours, including 24 semester credit hours in fisheries, marine resources or wildlife management; mariculture; marine biology; aquaculture; aquatic, marine or terrestrial ecology; zoology; marine technology; botany; limnology; hydrology; or oceanography; OR
2) 30 semester credit hours, including 12 semester credit hours in the above courses AND one year of experience in fisheries, wildlife or marine resources management; fish or wildlife propagation; a living marine resources program; or a fish, wildlife or marine research program.
IMPORTANT: If you qualify under an option requiring the possession of semester credit hours, you must submit a list of qualifying courses or photocopy of your transcript(s) with your application. Include the course title, number of semester credit hours for each course, the name of the college or university and the date (or expected date) of completion. Applications submitted without a list of relevant courses will not be considered. If you qualify under an option requiring specialized work experience, you must include on your application a clear and detailed description of your qualifying technical experience. Vagueness or omissions will not be interpreted in your favor.
If there is a viable promotion examination eligible list (three acceptors) for this position, candidates who qualify based on 70.4 transfer or under the 55-b/55-c options cannot be considered.
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.
Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain, work in remote areas and work in adverse weather conditions. Travel may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds.
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
Albany, New York 12233-5060
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.