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Senior Wildlife Worker - Shellfisheries


Posting Number: NHRDFW-2021-29 - AMENDED*

Open to: Division-Wide

Workweek: 40 (40-hour) Workweek

Salary: (O11) $35,249.94 - $49,190.76

Opening Date: 10/22/2021

Closing Date: 11/05/2021

Existing Vacancies: One (1)


Department of Environmental Protection
Natural & Historic Resources
Fish and Wildlife
MFA-Bur of Shellfisheries-Nacote Creek
360 N. New York Road (Rt. 9)*
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 crew member; prepares gear and equipment, operates vehicles/vessels, deploying/retrieving sampling gear; processing the catch and biological samples, recording data; data entry and QA/QC, and assists with report preparation; routine maintenance of vehicles, vessels, and sampling gear; routine maintenance of buildings and grounds, including safe operation of tools and equipment; provides support to shellfish aquaculture leasing program lease surveys and with the DEP's oyster shell recycling program.

Preferred Skill Set: Experience with boat and vessel operation, vehicle and equipment maintenance; experience in proper use and maintenance of marine finfish/shellfish sampling gear (field & laboratory); ability to maintain and operate vehicles, vessels, and sampling gear; knowledge of general buildings and grounds and the ability to maintain and safely operate tools for the upkeep the facility grounds and buildings.


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
S Clinton & E State Station Plaza, Bldg 5
Trenton, NJ 08625
E-mail Address:

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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