Fish Culturist 4 - Grade 17

Positions in this title can be hired through NY HELPS

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 13 positions statewide.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series.

Salary Information for Fish Culturist Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Fish Culturist Trainee 1 08 $39,215 $48,294
Fish Culturist Trainee 2 09 $41,399 $50,884
Fish Culturist 1 11 $46,306 $56,743
Fish Culturist 2 13 $51,857 $63,169
Fish Culturist 3 15 $55,152 $70,317
Fish Culturist 4 17 $61,516 $78,307
Fish Culturist 5 23 $84,156 $106,454
Fish Culturist 6 25 $93,530 $117,875

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

This title may exist in more than one negotiating unit. This salary schedule represents the most typical salary for this title. Click here to view additional salary information regarding the various bargaining units.

An individual's final salary is determined by the Office of the State Comptroller. This salary schedule does not reflect any Special Salary Treatments

Job Duties

As a Fish Culturist 4, you would supervise Fish Culturists levels 1 through 3 and support staff; serve as manager at a large facility; plan and direct the annual work program for the hatchery; plan and supervise maintenance schedules for the facility and grounds; compile and prepare hatchery budget requests; plan and schedule programs and costs for upcoming fiscal year; coordinate public outreach (such as visitor tours and/or Trout in the Classroom); organize and evaluate the health and safety program; plan and oversee implementation of the hatchery fish cultural program; coordinate fish health management plans; handle administrative matters including the recruitment, selection and evaluation of employees; prepare statistical and narrative reports; and attend professional agency meetings. Work with Regional fisheries managers and biologists to determine stocking dates and locations. Coordinate volunteer stocking efforts with sportsman organizations and the general public. Provides on-site oversight for hatchery rehabilitation and improvement projects. As a Fish Culturist 4, you may be required to live on-site in state owned housing.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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.

26-649 38-343

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

How to Apply

All HELP and NY HELPS open positions are now posted on StateJobsNY. It is now even easier for Jobseekers to find openings and connect with New York State agencies.

To narrow your search to NY HELPS jobs, click on "For the General Public", then "Search Vacancies", and select "Yes" on the NY HELPS dropdown to narrow your search to NY HELPS jobs.

Directions to apply will be specified on each individual job posting.

Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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