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Biologist 1 Wildlife

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 Wildlife
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *15-00225
Application Due By 8/07/15
Title Biologist 1 Wildlife; including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2
Location: City
Stony Brook
Region 1
Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
$39,713 - $66,494 Effective 4/14
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)

1) Perform regulatory reviews of permit applications for construction, remediation, and habitat enhancement projects in and/or near protected wetlands, streams, and rivers.
2) Perform compliance inspections of permitted projects and violation inspections.
3) Provide testimony at permit hearings, enforcement hearings, and compliance conferences.
4) Frequent contact with government officials, the public, consultants, and contractors on proposed projects and/or violation investigations, at times in potentially confrontational circumstances.
5) Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position.
6) Must be able to navigate rough terrain for field work.
7) Must be able to carry heavy equipment, files, etc. for field work.
8) For safety, must be able to swim due to field work over and/or adjacent to waterways.
9) Must have good communication skills for interactions with the public and providing testimony at hearings.

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. These 30 semester credit hours must include 18 semester credit hours in wildlife courses such as wildlife ecology, wildlife management, wildlife habitat management, wildlife population dynamics, wildlife health, ornithology, mammalogy, or herpetology.

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, work in remote areas, and in adverse weather conditions. Travel may be required. 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.