New York State has approximately 13 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. 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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Fish Culturist 4
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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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.
There are two examinations held 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 New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Fish Culturist 3 or Fish Culturist 2.
For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of examination, you must have:
Either A. a bachelor's or higher-lever degree including or supplemented by 30 semester credit hours in the biological sciences, which includes 12 semester credit hours in fisheries science, fish biology, aquatic ecology, fisheries techniques, aquaculture, fishery management, fishery statistics or biology of aquatic invertebrates AND two years of fish culture experience, including at least one year of experience as a hatchery manager or assistant hatchery manager, which must have included responsibility for preparing budgets, planning and directing hatchery operations, and supervising personnel;
Or B. an associate's degree including or supplemented by 12 semester credit hours in fisheries science, fish biology, aquatic ecology, fisheries techniques, aquaculture, fishery management, fishery statistics or biology of aquatic invertebrates AND four years of fish culture experience, including at least one year of experience as a hatchery manager or assistant hatchery manager, which must have included responsibility for preparing budgets, planning and directing hatchery operations, and supervising personnel;
Or C. six years of fish culture experience, including at least two years of experience as a hatchery manager or assistant hatchery manager, which must have included responsibility for preparing budgets, planning and directing hatchery operations, and supervising personnel.
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
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 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.