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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 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;

Qualifications

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.

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.

DEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Saranac Lake NY United States

salary-criteria

Apply - Fish Culturist 1 / Trainee 1 and Trainee 2- NY HELPS Saranac Lake