Fish Culturist 3

Grade 15

New York State has approximately 12 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Environmental Conservation, Dept of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Fish Culturist Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 08

  2. Fish Culturist Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 09

  3. Fish Culturist 1

    Grade 11

  4. Fish Culturist 2

    Grade 13

  5. Fish Culturist 3

    Grade 15

  6. Fish Culturist 4

    Grade 17

  7. Fish Culturist 5

    Grade 23

  8. Fish Culturist 6

    Grade 25

Summary of Job Description

As a Fish Culturist 3, you would supervise Fish Culturists levels 1 and 2; serve as either assistant manager at a large hatchery or manager at a medium sized hatchery. Plan and supervise maintenance schedules for grounds, buildings, equipment and fish culture facilities; coordinate construction activities when necessary, perform administrative tasks including personnel and labor relations issues, employee recruitment, selection, and evaluation of employees; prepare purchase requisitions; evaluate data and prepare reports using valid scientific procedures; plan and coordinate wild fish egg takes. As manager, plan and direct the annual work program for the hatchery; plan and oversee implementation of the hatchery fish cultural program; coordinate public outreach (such as visitor tours and/or Trout in the Classroom); coordinate fish health management plan; and compile and prepare hatchery budget requests to support annual operating costs including equipment and temporary service needs. Work with regional fisheries managers and biologists to determine stocking dates and locations. Coordinate volunteer stocking efforts with sportsmen organizations and the general public. Provide on-site oversight for hatchery rehabilitation and improvement projects. As an assistant manager at a large sized hatchery perform administrative tasks including personnel and labor relations issues, employee recruitment, selection and evaluation of employees, and may plan and coordinate wild fish egg takes. As a Fish Culturist 3, you may be required to live on-site in state owned housing.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

For qualified employees of New York State: On or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and have had 3 months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Fish Culturist 2 or Fish Culturist 1.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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