Fish Culturist 6 - Grade 25

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This title exists in Environmental Conservation, Dept of and has approximately 1 positions.

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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

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Job Duties

As a Fish Culturist 6, you would plan, direct and coordinate the Fish Culture Section for New York State and act as advisor to the Bureau Chief and other agency personnel on fish culture matters; assure facilities within the hatchery system are operated efficiently and in compliance with State and Federal regulations and that staff resources are used to achieve agency goals/objectives in a cost effective manner. Review and issue permits to private hatcheries and out-of-state hatcheries seeking to transport and sell protected fish in New York State; inform aquaculturists of the need for and implementation of fish disease control measures. Act as the agency’s liaison with private and non-DEC aquaculturists in New York State. Serve as agency representative in matters of local, Statewide, or national/international interest as directed by supervisory staff.

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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.

On or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as:
Either A.    Fish Culturist 5, Biologist 2 (Aquatic), or Pathologist 2 (Aquatic);

Or B.    Fish Culturist 4.

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How to Apply

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