Minimum Qualifications Qualifications for Provisional Appointment:
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.
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 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.
Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles): 60 semester credit hours including at least twelve credit hours in fisheries, marine resources, aquaculture or aquatic sciences, aquatic ecology, limnology, or mariculture.
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 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. 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 work in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and 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. 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. Per federal government requirements, you may be required to undergo fingerprinting and a state and federal criminal background check.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingPlease email/mail your resume to the above. Be sure to include Posting #21-528 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.