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Senior Wildlife Worker


Posting Number: NHRDFW-2021-23

Open to: Division-Wide

Workweek: 40 (40-hour) Workweek

Salary: (O11) $35,954.94 - $50,174.58

Opening Date: 12/08/2021

Closing Date: 12/22/2021

Existing Vacancies: One (1)


Department of Environmental Protection
Natural & Historic Resources
Fish and Wildlife
MFA-Bur of Marine Fisheries-Nacote Creek
360 N. New York Road
Port Republic, NJ 08241

Scope of Eligibility: Open to employees in the Division of Fish and Wildlife, who meet the requirements below.

Description: Under the supervision of a Crew Supervisor or other supervisory official in the Division of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Environmental Protection, performs various duties involved in fish and game propagation, growth and health maintenance, resource inventories, fish and game distribution, user surveys, habitat management and performs routine maintenance of buildings, equipment and grounds; does other related work as required.

Specific to the Position: Participates in various fisheries field surveys, individually or as a crew member, including but not limited to preparing gear and equipment, operating vehicles and vessels, deploying/retrieving sampling gear, processing the catch and biological samples, recording data, data entry and QA/QC, and assisting with report preparation; routine maintenance of vehicle, vessels and sampling gear; routine maintenance of buildings and grounds, including the safe operation of tools and equipment; providing technical support to the Marine Fisheries Council. Candidate must possess or be able to obtain a USCG Safe Vessel Certification.

Preferred Skill Set: Experience with common marine finfish/shellfish sampling gear; familiarity with operating and maintaining vehicles and vessels; towing trailers or deploying/retrieving sampling gear; familiarity with tools and equipment commonly used in the maintenance and upkeep of facility buildings and grounds; knowledge of general building and grounds maintenance.


Experience: One (1) year of experience in routine wildlife or fisheries management activities including habitat developments, maintenance, propagation and/or conservation. SPECIAL NOTE: Appointee may be required to wear a half-face respirator and complete an annual training course in respiratory protection.

License: Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position. Appointees may be required to possess a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and applicable endorsements for the class and type of vehicle being operated. Appointees may be required to obtain a valid New Jersey boat operator's license.

Residency: All persons newly hired on or after September 1, 2011 have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L.2011, Chapter 70), also known as the "New Jersey First Act".

Authorization to Work: Selected candidates must be authorized to work in the United States per the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. Note: The State of New Jersey does not provide sponsorship for citizenship to the United States.

Note: Interviews will be granted based on the cover letter, resume and credentials submitted in response to this notice. Applicants may be required to provide a copy of their transcripts at time of interview. Selected candidate(s) shall not be serving a working test period at the time of the appointment. Please include the posting number in the subject of the e-mail when submitting your credentials.

Veteran's Preference: To qualify for New Jersey Veteran's Preference/status, you must establish Veteran's Preference through the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs. Please submit proof of your Veteran's Preference along with your resume as indicated below. For more information, please visit

Submit Letter of Interest, Resume and e-mail address by 4:00 PM on the Closing Date to:

Amanda Burns
E-mail Address:
Please include the title and posting # of this Notice of Vacancy in the subject line of your e-mail.

Posting Authorized By:

Phiroza Stoneback, Manager
Division of Human Resources
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to inclusive hiring and a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. Accommodations under ADA will be provided upon request.

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