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.
|Posting Specific Information|
|Application Due By||01/27/2017|
|Title||Biologist 1 Marine: including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2|
|Long Island City
|$40,507 - $67,827 Effective 4/15
18/13/14 Salary and appointment level dependent upon qualifications of candidate
|Work Days||Mon. - Fri.|
|Employment Type||Permanent Budgeted Item|
|Bargaining Unit/MC||PS&T 05 (PEF)|
Conduct regulatory reviews of permit applications for marine construction and/or restoration projects in urban areas. Perform site inspections, alone or with other staff, on permitted projects and violation investigations. Carry out site meetings with applicants, permittees, consultants, or contractors. Conduct tidal wetland delineations and field verify tidal wetland boundaries delineated by consultants. Provide testimony at permit hearings and enforcement hearings. Provide technical support to agency attorneys during compliance conferences with property owners and/or business owners.
Must be able to articulate clearly in writing and orally, justifications for regulatory determinations. Excellent communication skills, written and oral, required for frequent contact and communication with applicants, consultants, contractors, government officials, and the public on proposed projects, violation investigations, site inspections, and compliance conferences.
Must be able to work independently and organize your own schedule. Must be able to work in and around water with the potential to work from a boat. Must be capable of performing field work in rough terrain often under adverse weather conditions. Must possess a valid driver's license and be comfortable driving in a dense, urban environment.
Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
|+Minimum Qualifications for Provisional Appointments:
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
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 negotiate difficult terrain and work in remote areas and adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 25 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
Albany, New York 12233-5060
Fax: (518) 402-9038
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.