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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 qualification.

Fish and Wildlife Technician 2
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *15-00130
Application Due By 5/8/15
Title Fish and Wildlife Technician 2
Location: City DEC Region Division/Bureau Ithaca
Region 7
Fish, Wildlife & Marine Resources/Wildlife
$41,721 - $50,814 Effective 04/14
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Contingent Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC CSEA 03

This is a permanent, full-time technician position at DEC's Reynolds Game Farm in Ithaca, NY. The candidate is responsible for assisting the game farm manager with coordination of activities necessary to meet the goals of DEC's pheasant propagation and stocking program including the Adult Pheasant Release Program (produce and distribute about 30,000 adult pheasants statewide per year) and the Day-old Pheasant Chick Program (produce and distribute about 60,000 chicks per year) as described in the "Management Plan for Ring-necked Pheasants in New York State, 2010-2020".

Duties include:

  • Assist the game farm manager with the preparation of schedules for pheasant egg collection, hatching, brood rearing, flight pen care, deliveries & distribution statewide.
  • Supervise seasonal game farm staff during all aspects of pheasant production and assist the game farm manager with the development of an annual work plan for seasonal employees.
  • Assist the game farm manager with purchase requisitions and invoices for supplies and equipment as needed.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the facilities to keep pens, equipment, buildings, and grounds in good condition.
  • Assist with the preparation of an annual game farm report summarizing pheasant production and distribution. Assist with the development of specific pamphlets, reports, forms and pheasant program guides for internal or public information about DEC's pheasant propagation program.
  • Respond to phone and written requests (including email) for information about pheasants and DEC's propagation programs. Make presentations to hunting and conservation organizations, school groups, 4-H youth, and give tours of the game farm as requested and feasible.
  • Obtain training on hazardous materials, record keeping, personal protective equipment, sexual harassment, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Public Employees Health and Safety program standards and any other state-required training.

Overnight travel is required. The candidate must possess a valid NYS driver's license, and operate mechanized equipment (or successfully complete training) including all-terrain vehicles, pick-up trucks, tractors, forklifts, and chainsaws.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Additional Comment Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available for emergency response and available to respond to after- hour's emergencies. 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.