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Research Scientist 1

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
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *17-182+
Application Due By 04/28/2017
Title Research Scientist 1 (Geomatics)
Location: City
DEC Region
Division/Bureau
Central Office
Albany
Lands and Forests
Salary:
Grade:
$54,406 - $69,182 Effective 04/2016
18
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Contingent Permanent/Non-Competitive+
Jurisdictional Class Non-Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities Design, develop and implement integrated spatial technologies for forest health aerial and ground detection surveys, trap deployment, and priority actions.
Design surveys for general forest health conditions and in response to emergency insect or disease or abiotic occurrence in NY's forests. Provide geomatic training and support. Assist with the preparation of grant proposals.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
A Bachelors' Degree and two years of professional research experience in the appropriate field; or a Master's Degree in the appropriate field and one year of professional research experience in that field. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Degrees held must be related to Geographic Information Systems or Remote Sensing and Aviation Sciences.

Area of Specialty is Forest Health with a focus on Geomatics (the gathering, storing, processing, analyzing and reporting geographic information, or spatially referenced information) and preference will be given to candidates who possess academic credentials and experience in the following fields: remote sensing, geographic information systems, aerial detection systems, digital image analysis, thematic classification and hazard assessments.
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. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required.
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: PostingResponses@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 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.