Fish and Wildlife Technician I: New York

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
108 Game Farm Road, Delmar, New York, 12054
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Part Time Vacancies
$18.22 Hourly
Last Date to Apply
Workweek: Mon-Fri Hours Per Week: 40 Workday: 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM Job Description: Assist biologists with a range of administrative and technical tasks related to the diagnosis and surveillance of wildlife diseases. Duties may include: • Collecting tissues from deer heads for chronic wasting disease testing. This includes unpacking heads, cleaning and returning coolers, aging deer by tooth wear, entering data, and shipping samples for laboratory testing. • Driving to collect or deliver specimens. • Assisting with administrative tasks, such as monitoring phone messages and email; maintaining monthly vehicle mileage reports and service schedules; maintaining and assisting with supply inventories, orders, and distribution; and filing and retrieving paper necropsy records as needed. • Cleaning and stocking necropsy rooms and instruments; operating and maintaining autoclave. • Unpacking specimen deliveries, entering specimens into database, cleaning and returning coolers. • Cleaning and maintaining specimen refrigerators and freezers, organizing frozen tissue samples, archiving temperature recording charts. • Operating and maintaining pathological waste incinerator and incinerator building; maintaining incinerator reporting log and managing ash. • Assisting with or performing wildlife necropsies as directed. • Maintaining dermestid beetle colony, cleaning skeletal materials and curating WHU skeletal reference collection. • Managing eagle carcass inventory and shipping to Federal Repository. • Conducting wildlife mortality field investigations and collecting specimens. • Assisting with the preparation of reports and other outreach materials as directed. • Supervising volunteers/interns as needed.
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. Preferred: Strong interest in wildlife diseases, well organized, ability to operate computers, and able to tolerate noxious odors. Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including a respirator, will be required. 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 be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds. Must complete Crematory Operator Certification Program within three months of appointment. Incumbent will require rabies vaccination and acceptable blood titer, as well as seasonal influenza vaccines. This is a seasonal, hourly appointment with an anticipated end date of 11/30/2023. Program needs and funding will determine actual termination date. Actual work schedule, duties and travel requirements may vary and will be discussed at the interview. Please email/mail your resume to Karen Price at, or to the address: 625 Broadway Personnel, 10th Floor Albany, NY 12233 Be sure to include Posting #23-131596 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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