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Fish Culturist 2

Applications accepted from current State employees and former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement. You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Fish Culturist 2
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 17-195+
Application Due By 05/05/2017
Title Fish Culturist 2
Location: City DEC Region Division/Bureau Livingston Manor
Region 3
Fish & Wildlife/Fisheries
$42,555 - $51,830 Effective 04/15
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent/Provisional +
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC CSEA 03
Duties/Responsibilities Supervise Fish Culturist 1s, seasonal employees, and volunteers. Schedule daily assignments for hatchery staff and ensure that assignments are completed according to hatchery standards; evaluate data and prepare reports; assist in the planning and implementation of the hatchery fish cultural program; coordinate a fish health management plan in conjunction with hatchery manager; plan and organize inter-hatchery transfers and fish stockings; handle administrative tasks related to the purchasing of equipment and supplies and oversight of equipment and grounds maintenance. Perform all tasks and activities of Fish Culturist 1s, which include but are not limited to: general fish culture and hatchery maintenance duties; may direct the work of seasonal employees and volunteers; maintain and clean raceways and ponds; feed fish; monitor fish health and provide treatments; load, deliver, and stock fish; and participate in egg harvesting, fertilization, and incubation; maintain and repair physical plant and facility equipment; perform grounds maintenance; participate in public education efforts; perform record-keeping and inventory activities; and participate in scientific studies.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Provisional appointment:

You must be a qualified employee of NYS and have had one year of permanent competitive as follows: Fish Culturist 1

- 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 70.1: Permanent competitive service as a Fish Culturist 1.

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.

Per federal government requirements, if you are appointed to this position, you may be required to undergo fingerprinting and a state and federal criminal background check at some point dependent on your job assignments
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 work in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must have a valid Class B CDL within 6 months of appointment with appropriate endorsements. Will be subject to the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act (OTETA) of 1991, which requires employee testing for drug and alcohol abuse. 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


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.