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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
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Posting Specific Information
Control Number *17-439
Application Due By 10/27/2017
Title Biologist 1 Marine: including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2
Location: City
DEC Region

East Setauket
Region 1
Marine Resources

$42,143 - $70,566 Effective 4/17
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 Under general supervision, the incumbent will conduct the review, inspection and submission of reports on projects, including permit applications that would damage, modify or restore marine habitat; design and conduct surveys, investigations and field projects in shellfish management and/or sanitation restoration; design and conduct studies of shellfish from waters suspected of pollution; supervise and train technicians; compiles, analyzes, and interprets statistical data; conduct laboratory analyses of specimens. The primary focus of this position will include shellfish management activities involved with the implementation of the Long Island Shellfish Restoration Project and other shellfish restoration projects in the marine district.
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.
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 and overtime may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds. If you qualify under an option requiring the possession of semester credit hours (55- b/55-c, Section 70.4 transfer, candidate on an eligible list) you must submit a copy of your transcripts with your application. These applications submitted without a transcript will not be considered.
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 on an eligible list for this title, please state that information and your score in a cover letter.

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.