Biologist 1 Aquatic
Applications accepted from current State employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement and 55-b/c candidates. You must meet the minimum qualification.
|Posting Specific Information|
|Application Due By||12/13/13|
|Title||Biologist 1 Aquatic including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2|
|Location: City DEC Region Division/Bureau||Dunkirk
Fish, Wildlife & Marine Resources
$38,934 - $65,190 Effective 4/10
|Work Days||Mon. - Fri.|
|Employment Type||Permanent Budgeted Item|
|Bargaining Unit/MC||PS&T 05 (PEF)|
|Duties/Responsibilities||This position has primary responsibility for implementing the warmwater/coolwater fisheries assessment and research program at NYSDEC's Lake Erie Field Station. The successful candidate must be proficient with database software, quantitative methods for assessment of fish stocks, plus technical writing ability with professional and public verbal communication skills. Accompanying expertise in statistical catch-at-age analysis and/or hydro-acoustic survey techniques is desirable, but not essential. Other significant duties include direct participation in a robust field sampling program on Lake Erie and the Niagara River aboard a variety of research boats. This position requires the successful candidate to contribute effectively as a member of a team for field data collection, as well as provide analysis and writing for a series of annual interagency technical reports. Approximately eight days of overnight travel are required annually to participate in inter-agency technical group meetings, with a significant portion of this travel occurring as interstate and international (Canada) trips. The field sampling component requires the successful candidate to be capable of ascending/descending a ladder, lift a 60 lb. object, and participate in physically rigorous work aboard the 40 ton Research Vessel Argo for periods up 10-hours per survey day in occasionally inclement weather and sea conditions.|
Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC
Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis.
Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 11 or higher and either:
Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles): bachelor's or higher-level degree including or supplemented by 30 semester credit hours in the biological sciences. These 30 semester credit hours must include 18 specialized semester credit hours in fish or aquatic courses such as fishery resource management, limnology, fish diseases, aquaculture, ichthyology, aquatic ecology, fishery science, or fish population dynamics.
|Additional Comments||Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including a respirator, will be required. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain, work in remote areas and work in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 60 pounds.
Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:
Department of Environmental Conservation
Fax: (518) 402-9038
If you are a permanent NYS employee not employed by the Department of Environmental Conservation or applying for reinstatement, please provide your social security number so that appointment eligibility may be verified.
State Employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must include two envelopes for each position.
Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.