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Research Scientist 1

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Applications accepted from the general public (including current and past state employees and 55-b/c candidates.) You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Research Scientist 1
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Posting Specific Information
Control Number *
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Title Research Scientist 1 (Water Pollution)
Location: City
DEC Region

Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type
Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements

A Bachelor's degree in the field of Limnology, Biology, Environmental Science or Ecology and two years of professional research experience in water quality monitoring and analysis, OR a Master's degree in the field of Limnology, Biology, Environmental Science or Ecology and one year of professional research experience in water quality monitoring and analysis.

Excellent interpersonal skills, a strong familiarity with statistical analysis, GIS, and relational databases, and computer modeling, and knowledge of New York state regulations as they relate to lake management.

Minimum qualifications are position specific and will be posted when there is a vacancy to be filled:

Additional Comments

The candidate must have a valid driver's license or otherwise demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. The candidate must be willing to work long hours beyond the typical work day and participate in overnight travel during the field sampling season, have the ability to carry heavy equipment including hand carry boats and sampling gear for up to a half mile over rough terrain, and be comfortable working from a canoe or other small boat in a variety of environments, including remote ponds and polluted urban lakes. The candidate should also have strong writing and verbal communication skills, and have experience and comfort in public speaking.
Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain, work in remote areas and work in adverse weather conditions. Travel and overnight 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 meet 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 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 included 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.