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Senior Laboratory Technician

Applications accepted from current State employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement. You must meet the minimum qualification.

Senior Laboratory Technician
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 15-00290
Application Due By 12/4/15
Title Senior Laboratory Technician
Location: City DEC Division/Bureau East Setauket
Region 1
Fish, Wildlife & Marine Resources/Marine Resources
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC CSEA 04
Duties/Responsibilities Prepare media, cultures, reagents, stains, solutions and glassware for the sanitation, shellfish disease, virus and phytoplankton/toxin programs. Maintain hazardous bacterial cultures. Maintain varying degrees of complex laboratory equipment. Bacteriological examination of seawater, shellfish and related samples to support the shellfish sanitation program. Work alongside the Bacteriologist and Associate Bacteriologist performing sophisticated (genetic and viral) testing procedures for pathogenic bacteria in seawater, sewage treatment plant and shellfish samples. Assist in the examination of phytoplankton and the acid extraction of saxitoxin from shellfish samples for the biotoxin program. Learn new scientific procedures as program needs develop. Must be able to work at lab bench performing repetitive sample inoculations and culture transfers. Must be able to lift containers weighing 25 to 30 pounds to load/unload sterilizers. Must be capable of reaching to operate equipment and access supplies and materials in storage cabinets.
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 10 or higher and either:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;

Open competitive minimum qualifications (70.4 transfer eligibles): you must have:

1) completed at least 120 semester credit hours of college coursework which includes at least 18 semester credit hours in either biology, chemistry, physics, health science or science technology and six (6) additional semester credit hours in science, mathematics, or computer science;
2) three years of satisfactory experience in either a laboratory or clinical setting performing laboratory tests and procedures;
3) a combination of 1 and 2 above equaling three years. College study will be credited in six-month segments, with 15 semester credit hours equaling six months. Credits must include at least 18 semester credit hours in either biology, chemistry, physics, health science or science technology and six (6) additional semester credit hours in science, mathematics or computer science.

If you qualify under options 1 or 3 of the minimum qualifications, you must submit a listing of the qualifying science and/or technology courses with your application, including the course title, name of college or university, number of semester credits per course, grade and date of completion. You may submit a copy of your transcript. Applications submitted without a list of courses will not be reviewed.

If there is a viable promotion examination eligible list (three acceptors) for this position, candidates who qualify based on 70.4 transfer options cannot be considered.

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. Travel and overtime may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 30 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.