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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
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *16-00258+
Application Due By 9/02/16
Title Biologist 1 Marine: including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2
Location: City
DEC Region
Division/Bureau
Long Island City
Region 2
Fish & Wildlife
Salary:
Grade:
$40,507 - $67,827 Effective 3/15
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/Provisional+
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities
  1. Review tidal wetland, dredging and dredge material management permit applications
  2. Advise and assist regulatory parties with developing sampling plans, permit applications, and regulatory reviews
  3. Assist in development and implementation of environmentally sustainable and economically feasible dredging and dredge material management practices, technologies, and placement sites
  4. Take part in reviewing existing policies, procedures and regulations, as appropriate
  5. Participate in harbor stakeholder groups
  6. Inspects and monitors permitted dredging and dredge material management projects in marine environment
  7. Inspects and monitors marine restoration projects for compliance
  8. Provides support for a seasonal windows workshop with harbor stakeholder groups
  9. Develop and implement marine restoration projects using dredged sediments
  10. Build and maintain relationships with governmental and harbor stakeholders
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
+Minimum Qualifications for Provisional Appointments:

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.

Examples of non-qualifying specialized coursework: introductory or survey courses such as general biology, botany, freshwater aquatic biology, genetics, hydrology, limnology, microbiology, physiology, or zoology.

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. 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 a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain, work in remote areas and work in adverse weather conditions. Travel may be required. Must successfully complete (or have completed) the 40 hour OSHA 1910.120 training course and all other required training.

Previously posted as 16-0081
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.