#22-529 NYSDEC Fish & Wildlife Technician 1 (Seasonal)-Eastern Hellbender/Timber Rattlesnake: New York

Agency
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Location
65561 State Hwy 10, Suite 1, Stamford, NY 12167
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$17 hourly
Start Date
07/14/2022
Last Date to Apply
06/24/2022
Website
https://statejobs.ny.gov/public/vacancyDetailsView.cfm?id=106506
Description
Duties: The incumbent will conduct surveys of Eastern Hellbenders to document presence of wild and/or released head-started hellbenders via PIT-tag reader scans, rock lift surveys, and water sample collection for eDNA analysis. The incumbent will also monitor head-started hellbender release sites. This will include capturing hellbenders, taking morphological measurements, and conducting health assessments in addition to PIT-tag scans. Duties will also include installing artificial nest boxes and/or large, flat flagstone cover rocks to enhance hellbender habitat. In addition to hellbender work, the incumbent will also conduct surveys for Timber Rattlesnake. The incumbent will be responsible for data summarization and completion of summary reports related to work on these and other projects. As time and opportunity permit, incumbent may assist with other regional wildlife tasks and duties. This position involves travel from the office to study sites and will require long days and possibly early morning or late evening work.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications: Thirty (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. Experience in the use of GPS, GIS, and Excel is required. 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. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds. Please email/mail your resume to PostingResponses@dec.ny.gov. Be sure to include Posting #22-529 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.
Contact Person
Karen Price
Contact Phone
518-402-9273
Contact eMail
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