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Biologist 1 Marine

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 Marine
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *15-00154
Application Due By 5/29/15
Title Biologist 1 Marine: including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2
Location: City
DEC Region
East Setauket
Region 1
Fish & Wildlife & Marine Resources/Marine Resources
$39,713 - $66,494 Effective 3/14
18/13/14 Salary and appointment 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 Conduct all aspects of fisheries monitoring efforts both in estuarine and offshore waters to evaluate relative stock abundance and condition of fish and invertebrate populations. Collect monitoring data following strict protocol. Enter, proof, and correct associated data. Complete QA/QC check programs to ensure quality. Assist in design and evaluation of sampling gears for estimating abundances of juveniles and adults, complete estuarine and offshore species identifications in the lab and during field collections. Train new staff in field, laboratory and computer procedures. Maintain and repair needed field equipment, maintain and repair boats, engines, and trailers. Assist in purchasing and maintaining inventory.
Assist with various research projects; perform routine summaries and analysis of data generated from above studies and assist in preparing technical and scientific reports and/or manuscripts based on the analysis. Work with standard computer application software and high-level statistical software, as well as R programming language. Ensure compliance with requirements of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) fishery management plan (FMP), consistent with Bureau fishery management goals and objectives, and integrity of data. Represent the State on species technical and assessment committees of the ASMFC. Perform high-level fishery stock assessments. Participate in public outreach efforts, as appropriate. Assist with other Bureau programs as required.
Minimum Qualifications

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:
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. The 30 semester credit hours can include coursework in oceanography and marine technology in addition to coursework in the biological sciences. These 30 semester credit hours must include 18 specialized semester credit hours as follows: marine courses such as fisheries biology, fisheries management, mariculture, marine biology, marine ecology, marine resources management, or biological oceanography.

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 work in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 40 pounds. Must be able to operate and trailer small vessels; must complete boating safety training within 2 years, if offered.
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.