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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 qualifications.

Biologist 1 Aquatic
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Posting Specific Information
Control Number *16-00294+
Application Due By 09/30/16
Title Biologist 1 Aquatic including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2
Location: City
Long Island City
Region 2
Fish and Wildlife/Fisheries
$40,507 - $67,827 Effective April 2015
18/13/14 Salary and appointment grade level dependent upon qualifications of candidate
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent/Provisional+
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
  • Implement the I FISH NY urban fishing program:
    • Design and implement fishing programs and events for target audiences, track and evaluate program progress and implement changes as necessary;
    • Implement fishing outreach and train-the-trainer programs; Create and teach fishing curriculum in schools;
    • Participate in development of fishery outreach materials;
    • Work with other local fishing outreach groups to share information and assist with programming.
  • Implement freshwater fishery surveys at lakes & ponds throughout the five boroughs of NYC:
    • Trailer boat to survey locations; maintain boat & trailer; operate electrofishing boat and other survey equipment in accordance with DEC safety protocol;
    • Work in and around water including from a boat and walking in streams; Conduct fish population, fish habitat investigations and angler creel surveys; Summarize and statistically analyze data from fishery surveys and creel surveys; Read, evaluate and/or write complex technical/scientific documents;
    • Present at workshops, administrative hearings and public meetings;
    • Communicate with constituents concerning fisheries management goals and objectives; Review and analyze project proposals which are likely to alter fish habitat;
    • Conduct fish kill investigations as necessary.
  • Participate on DEC inter-regional fishery committees as necessary.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Minimum Qualification for Provisional or Non-Competitive Appointments:

Bachelor's or higher-level degree with 30 semester credit hours in the biological sciences which must include 18 semester credit hours in fish or aquatic courses such as fishery resource management, fish diseases, aquaculture, ichthyology, aquatic ecology, fishery ecology, fishery science, or fish population dynamics.

- 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:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications - listed below;
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as a Biologist 1 Aquatic, Biologist 1 Ecology, Biologist 1 Marine or Biologist 1 Wildlife.

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below and include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55-b/55-c program.

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.

If you are on an examination eligible list for the position title, you do not need to respond to this posting UNLESS you are also eligible for appointment by transfer, reinstatement or reassignment as defined above; or the appointment type is provisional or temporary. The eligible list(s) will be canvassed as appropriate. Always respond to an eligible list canvass.
Additional Comments Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain and work in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available to respond to after- hour's emergencies. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 40 pounds.

*Note: Please submit a copy of your college transcripts along with your resume and application. An unofficial copy is acceptable.
To Apply 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
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060

Fax: (518) 402-9038


Additional Notes:

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.