The applicant will assist in the operations of the regional wildlife office of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation in New Paltz. Primary job duties will involve maintaining the regional bear report database and dealing with the public regarding human-bear conflicts, both on the phone and in the field. The candidate will be required to set and monitor bear traps, maintain equipment, and assist in handling trapped bears and bears captured in urban situations. Other duties may include: endangered species monitoring, pheasant stocking, fielding calls from the public on the general wildlife phone, collecting data from harvested deer and bear, bird surveys, and other ongoing research projects.
Positions are dependent on funding and approval. Actual work schedule, duties and travel requirements will be discussed at the interview.
Technicians will need to meet Fish and Wildlife Technician I basic criteria which requires: 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. Additionally, applicants must be able to work independently and have a valid driver’s license.
To Apply: Please follow the application instructions in the following link: (https://statejobsny.com/public/vacancyDetailsView.cfm?id=60424). The position is Vacancy ID # 18-544. Please refer to the Vacancy ID and position title (Fish & Wildlife Tech 1) on all correspondence. To be considered you must submit: 1) NYS DEC Application (http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/administration_pdf/s1000part1.pdf ), 2) Resume (w/cover letter), and 3) College Transcript (Unofficial is acceptable.) Applications are due DATE. Please direct any questions on the duties of the position to Matt Merchant, Wildlife Biologist, Matthew.Merchant@dec.ny.gov.
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