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Fish and Wildlife Technician 2

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.

Fish and Wildlife Technician 2
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Control Number *16-00252
Application Due By 8/26/16
Title Fish and Wildlife Technician 2
Location: City DEC Region Division/Bureau Avon/Livingston
Region 8
Fish & Wildlife/Fisheries
Salary:
Grade:
$42,555 - $51,830 Effective 04/15
13
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC CSEA 03
Duties/Responsibilities 1. Have certification, or be willing to be certified in order to apply aquatic pesticides (TFM, Bayluscide, and rotenone).
2. Maintain equipment: boats, outboard motors, trailers, electrofishing units, generators, etc.
3. Maintain Volunteer Dairy Keeper data. This includes data entry and proofing, maintaining contact, verbal and written with volunteers, and working closely with Regional Biologists.
4. Train and supervise Seasonals on various field procedures, including but not limited to deep-water shocking, gill netting, trap netting.
5. Maintain field gear: trap nets, gill nets, mid water trawls, etc. in working order and be self reliant to prepare necessary gear for various studies.
6. Perform Lake Ontario biomonitoring program. Develop schedule, ensure sampling is completed and samples returned to Cornell University in a timely fashion.
7. Oversee internal Inventory database. Requires database updating and clear communication with Regional Administration Unit.
8. Ensure that the Region's field equipment is decontaminated following Bureau protocol.
9. Perform and supervise FWT1's ( Seasonals)in the scale aging process. How to properly mount and interpret growth rings on scales and otoliths.
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:
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.
Additional Comment Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including a respirator, will be required. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain, work in remote areas and work in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays 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.