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Technician 2, Fish Game and Wildlife


Posting Number: NHRDFW-2021-27

Open to: Division-Wide

Workweek: NE (35-hour) Workweek

Salary: (I13) $38,424.47 - $53,817.71

Opening Date: 10/27/2021

Closing Date: 11/10/2021

Existing Vacancies: One (1)


Department of Environmental Protection
Natural & Historic Resources
Division of Fish and Wildlife
MFA - Bureau of Shellfisheries
360 N. New York Road (Rt. 9)
Port Republic, NJ 08241

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

Description: Under limited supervision of a Supervising Biologist or other supervisory official in the Department of Environmental Protection, performs technical work involved in collecting and processing samples and data associated with fish, game, and wildlife research and management; performs a variety of assignments at one or more field stations; does other related duties as required.

Specific to the Position: Participates in leading various fisheries field surveys, individually or as a crew member; ensures gear and equipment maintenance, proper operation of vehicles/vessels, and deployment/retrieval of sampling gear; processes catches and biological samples, recording data, data entry and QA/QC, and assists with report preparation; routine maintenance of equipment and tools, vehicles, vessels, building and grounds; provides support to shellfish aquaculture leasing program lease survey; lead role with the DEP's oyster shell recycling program.

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


Experience: Two (2) years of experience in the collection, sampling, cataloging, and preparation of data on fish, game, and wildlife for research studies (i.e., sampling, surveys, simple tests using scientific equipment), one (1) year of which shall have involved general maintenance of field and sampling equipment. NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required experience may substitute college credits with a concentration in biological sciences from an accredited college or university on a year-for-year basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits being equal to one (1) year of experience.

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 essential duties of the position.

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:

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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