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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/01/24

Applications Due03/20/24

Vacancy ID152723

NY HELPNo

AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleFish Culturist 1 / Trainee 1 and Trainee 2 (2 Positions)- NY HELPS

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $38073 to $55093 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 25%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Sullivan

Street Address Catskill Fish Hatchery

City Livingston Manor

StateNY

Zip Code12758

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).

For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title may be filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.
Non-Competitive qualifications:
60 college semester credit hours including at least 12 credit hours in fisheries, aquaculture or aquatic sciences, aquatic ecology, limnology, or mariculture.
Examples of Non-Qualifying coursework for purposes of this exam include but are not limited to; biology, botany, chemistry, environmental education, environmental studies, dendrology, general ecology, forestry, marine resources, natural resource management, oceanography, ornithology, silviculture, watershed management and zoology.
Competitive qualifications:
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 6 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:
60 college semester credit hours including at least 12 credit hours in fisheries, aquaculture or aquatic sciences, aquatic ecology, limnology, or mariculture.

Examples of Non-Qualifying coursework for purposes of this exam include but are not limited to; biology, botany, chemistry, environmental education, environmental studies, dendrology, general ecology, forestry, marine resources, natural resource management, oceanography, ornithology, silviculture, watershed management and zoology.

Duties Description Incumbent will be responsible for general fish culture and hatchery maintenance duties and may direct the work of hourly employees and volunteers. Under the general supervision of a Fish Culturist 2 or 3, incumbent will maintain and clear raceways and ponds; feed fish; monitor fish health and provide treatments; load, deliver, and stock fish; and participate in egg harvesting, fertilization, and incubation. Incumbent will also 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.

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 obtain a Class B CDL within 6 months of appointment with appropriate endorsements and no air brake restriction. 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. 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.

We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

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

Name Karen Price

Telephone (518) 402-9273

Fax (518) 402-9038

Email Address PostingResponses@dec.ny.gov

Address

Street 625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12233

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease email/mail your resume to the above. Be sure to include Posting #24-152723 on your 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.

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