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Biologist 1 Ecology

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 Ecology
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *16-00282
Application Due By 09/30/16
Title Biologist 1 Ecology; including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2
Location: City
DEC Region
Division/Bureau
Cortland
Region 7
Fish and Wildlife/Habitat
Salary:
Grade:
$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
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities Job duties include review and commenting on ECL Articles 15&24 permit applications, monitor compliance with permit conditions, attend pre-application meetings, review pipeline projects, perform wetland delineations, participate in the development of expedited and general permits, assist and advise law enforcement and legal staff to address violations, respond to storm induced stream emergencies, meet with other governmental agencies with shared jurisdiction over resources to ensure compatibility of recommendations and promote consistency of permit conditions and meet with municipalities to increase understanding of expectations for project construction of municipal projects.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC
or

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.
or

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;
or
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 field biology or ecology courses such as fishery or wildlife science, fishery or wildlife management, environmental impact analysis, limnology, toxicology, plant or animal taxonomy, wetland resources, wildlife population dynamics, zoology, or botany or any of their subspecialties.

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 and overtime may be required.
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

E-Mail: personnel@dec.ny.gov

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.

16-00297

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 Ecology
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *16-00297
Application Due By 09/30/16
Title Biologist 1 Ecology; including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2
Location: City
DEC Region
Division/Bureau
Albany
Central Office
Fish and Wildlife/Habitat
Salary:
Grade:
$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
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities The incumbent will analyze impacts to wetlands, streams, and other fish and wildlife habitats from proposed energy transmission lines and pipelines. The position is located in Central Office, but requires extensive coordination with regional staff in the evaluation of these multi-regional projects to identify impacts and develop appropriate strategies to eliminate or reduce these impacts. The incumbent will be required to coordinate and work with central office project managers in the Division of Environmental Permits and attorneys in the Office of General Counsel. In addition, the incumbent will be required to use geographic information systems and other computer programs to identify important natural resources and evaluate project impacts on those resources. Work will include analysis of routing options, air photo interpretation, report writing, development of mitigative measures and permit conditions, and coordination with regional and central office staff. Occasional travel for office meetings and limited field work are necessary for this position.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC
or

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.
or

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;
or
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 field biology or ecology courses such as fishery or wildlife science, fishery or wildlife management, environmental impact analysis, limnology, toxicology, plant or animal taxonomy, wetland resources, wildlife population dynamics, zoology, or botany or any of their subspecialties.

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. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required.
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

E-Mail: personnel@dec.ny.gov

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.

16-00315

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 Ecology
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *16-00315
Application Due By 10/07/2016
Title Biologist 1 Ecology; including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2
Location: City
DEC Region
Division/Bureau
Stamford
Region 4
Fish and Wildlife/Habitat
Salary:
Grade:
$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
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities This position involves a diversity of habitat review components related to large energy project applications. Duties involve: evaluate routing of transmission projects for landscape level impacts as well as impacts at individual stream or wetland crossings; evaluate freshwater wetlands mapping; delineate wetlands; conduct impact reviews and make permit recommendations for wetlands regulated under Article 24; conduct impact reviews and make permit recommendations for stream crossings regulated under Article 15; conduct reviews of hydropower projects under FERC relicensing for fish protection, fish passage and habitat impacts; conduct impact reviews under authority granted by Section 401 for impacts to streams and wetlands; evaluate impacts from cooling water intake structures and make determinations regarding the Best Technology Available to minimize impacts; evaluate ecological impacts from thermal discharges at power plants; evaluate cumulative impacts within individual projects and across different projects; prepare testimony for DEC proceedings, Department of Public Service proceedings and challenges in Federal courts; coordinate with Federal agencies tasked with natural resource protection (USACOE, USFWS, USEPA). Good communication skills are necessary, including verbal, writing, data analyses. Computer skills in GIS, word processing, spreadsheets and StreamStats preferred.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC
or

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.
or

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;
or
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 field biology or ecology courses such as fishery or wildlife science, fishery or wildlife management, environmental impact analysis, limnology, toxicology, plant or animal taxonomy, wetland resources, wildlife population dynamics, zoology, or botany or any of their subspecialties.

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 for emergency response. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds.
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

E-Mail: personnel@dec.ny.gov

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.