The duties and responsibilities of this position will vary seasonally. During the summer, the technician will conduct wetland delineations and other activities related to wetland protection, assist with resolving nuisance black bear issues, conduct wildlife surveys, assist with American black duck research, and band waterfowl. During the fall and winter, the technician will assist with big game and furbearer management with responsibilities that include collecting biological data on harvested deer, bear, and furbearers, collecting CWD samples, and assisting with furbearer and moose surveys and research. Throughout the year, the technician will respond to public requests for hunting/trapping information, provide technical assistance and issue permits for nuisance wildlife issues, and provide technical assistance with regard to injured or distressed wildlife.
This is a seasonal, hourly appointment with a duration of 6/25/18- 3/31/19. Program needs and funding will determine actual termination date, which may be prior to dates listed in duties description. Depending on funding, there may be opportunities to continue beyond March 31, 2019.
Minimum qualifications include 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.
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, work in remote areas and in adverse weather conditions. Travel and overtime may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required.
-Enthusiasm and positive attitude
-Ability to multi-task
-Excellent communication and customer service skills
-Experience with wetland delineation and/or coursework in wetland ecology
-Experience conducting wildlife research and surveys
-Experience with GIS
-Experience with Microsoft Office applications
Applications are due on June 25, 2018. Interested candidates must follow all application procedures specified on the StateJobsNY website: https://www.statejobsny.com/public/vacancyDetailsView.cfm?id=54112
Please email or mail your resume to PostingResponses@dec.ny.gov. Be sure to include (18-329) 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.