Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 12/06/23
Applications Due: 12/27/23
Vacancy ID: 145518

Position Information


AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleFish and Wildlife Technician 1

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $18.22 to $18.22 Hourly

Employment Type Part-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Erie

Street Address 700 Delaware Avenue

City Buffalo


Zip Code14209

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications 30 semester credit hours, including 12 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.

Preferred: CPR/AED training, boater safety training, GIS and computer skills

Duties Description The technician will assist with the collection of biological data through a variety of fisheries survey techniques, including backpack and boat electrofishing, seining, trap netting, gill netting, trawling, and creel surveys. Other tasks may include processing of biological samples (fin rays, scales, otoliths etc.), fish stocking coordination, salmonid pen program oversight, management of angler diary programs, data entry and equipment maintenance and repair. Additional field activities will include identification of aquatic biota, including fish, freshwater mussels, and plants.

The technician will assist/provide fishing education and outreach to the public at fishing clinics, summer camps, outdoor expos, sportsmen’s shows and county fairs. Other outreach tasks to include maintenance of fishing education equipment, development of education props/materials and collection of information for DEC fishing hotlines.

Additional Comments 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 Must be able to work in remote areas. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions. Travel may be required. Overtime may be required. Overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds. Telecommuting may be available, will be discussed at interview.

This is a hourly appointment currently funded through 3/31/2024, with a likelihood of continuing beyond that date. Program needs and funding will determine actual termination date. Actual work schedule, duties and travel requirements may vary and will be discussed at the interview.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Karen Price

Telephone 518-402-9273

Fax 518-402-9038

Email Address


Street 625 Broadway

Personnel, 10th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12233


Notes on ApplyingPlease email/mail your resume to the above. Be sure to include Posting 23-145518 on your letter/resume and also in the subject line of the email or it may not be accepted. Provide a copy of your college transcript with your reply. Unofficial copy is acceptable.