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Fish and Wildlife Technician 1 (Seasonal)

New York State Civil Service
Elsmere, New York, US
Closing date
May 19, 2022

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Aquarium / Zoo / Botanical garden
Informatics / GIS
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Agency Environmental Conservation, Department of

Title Fish and Wildlife Technician 1 (Seasonal)

Occupational Category I.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade Hourly

Bargaining Unit OSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary Range From $17 to $17 Hourly

Employment Type Part-Time

Part-time Percent 80%

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 25%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Hours Per Week 32


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12233

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.

Duties Description Assist unit biologists in development of a database for ecological data collected at sites in New York. Incumbent will work cooperatively with unit biologists and Department staff to develop, implement, and maintain the database. Incumbent is expected to learn and become proficient with EQuIS database software. Incumbent will also be responsible for organizing and digitizing unit records. Lead field efforts for the Grasse River Mussel Study. This will involve organizing field work activities, planning travel and accommodations and ordering supplies, and leading a field team. Incumbent will be expected to work cooperatively with team members and should be able to communicate effectively and delegate tasks appropriately to accomplish goals. Incumbent will assist with laboratory analysis of mussel tissue samples, involving planning laboratory work, ordering supplies, and conducting laboratory analyses. Incumbent will also assist with data entry, data QA/QC review, and production of data reports and/or graphic media which may include some technical writing and presenting. Incumbent will also support Hudson River mussel field work efforts. Assist unit biologists in developing and implementing monitoring plans for general ecological recovery and site-specific biota recovery at selected sites in New York. This will be done by collecting monitoring data post-remediation and synthesizing the data into data reports and/or graphic media. Incumbent will also assist unit biologists with site inspections of restoration activities. Incumbent will participate as a team member in field efforts within the Bureau of Ecosystem Health as needed. Field work may include collection of biota, documentation of habitat and/or other environmental parameters. Database management of information collected will be required. Data reporting will be completed using Microsoft Suite software, ArcView GIS, and potentially R. Incumbent will attend and participate in forums which discuss and evaluate fish, wildlife, and ecological recovery as well as attend required Department, division, bureau and other training.Preferred qualifications: familiarity with relational databases, including database development, data report creation, and database maintenance; be proficient with Microsoft Suite software and ArcView GIS; and be proficient with statistical calculations and data display; have an understanding of wetland and stream habitats and ability to identify adverse impacts to biota from physical perturbations of these habitats; have knowledge of biota sampling techniques, aquatic community invertebrate assessments, and stream and wetland monitoring practices. This includes the ability to design and implement field sampling protocols to monitor restoration of fish and wildlife resources. Preferred skills are: the ability to work in a team, NYS flora and fauna identification, meticulous record keeping, skills in written and verbal communication, records storage; ability to trailer and operate a small boat.

Additional Comments Must have a valid drivers license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain, work in remote areas and in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds. Must successfully obtain a NYS Boating Safety Certificate by September 1, 2022.Seasonal, hourly appointment with a duration through 3/31/2023. Program needs and funding will determine actual termination date. Actual work schedule, duties and travel requirements may vary and will be discussed at the time of an interview.

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


Street 625 Broadway

Personnel, 10th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12233

Notes on Applying Please email/mail your resume to the above. Be sure to include Posting #22-429 (Repost of 22-278) 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.
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