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Research Scientist 3

Applications accepted from the general public (including current and past state employees.) You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Research Scientist 3
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 15-00288+
Application Due By 12/4/15
Title Research Scientist 3 Area of Specialty: Biology
Location: City
DEC Region
Central Office
Materials Management/Permitting and Planning
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent/Non-Competitive+
Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities Essential Functions:

Effectively communicate, prepare written material, proofread.
Understand the regulatory requirements for safe, proper management of biohazardous materials.
Able to interact professionally with the general public.
Ability to analyze data.

Work Duties:

  • Plans, designs and participates in advanced independent or multi-disciplinary research/development experiments driven by the need to protect public health and the environment. Serve as a senior scientist and technical authority in the development of systems to gather efficacy, toxicological data and environmental effects related to the methods and treatment technologies used to safely handle, decontaminate or inactivate biohazardous materials.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert at various management levels. Prepares timelines and assessments of program progress and critical factors, and establishes priorities. Manages or reviews research projects, provides scientific/technical direction, and designates accountability for the projects. Provide staff assignments and training as needed to develop their abilities. Ensures technical activities under delegated supervision are conducted within internal and external guidelines and regulations. Assumes responsibility for timely completion of projects, and resolves technical issues.
  • Provides review of experimental results, and secondary review of experimental data and prepares comprehensive written and verbal project and program status reports, and written manuscripts for publication when warranted. Recommends new approaches, expansion or curtailment of program technical activities based on experimental results or new scientific information. Adjusts direction of research activities accordingly as scientific findings or new regulations warrant. Ensures activities meet performance/quality expectations and are consistent with program critical path.
  • Interacts with other Department programs, local, state and federal agencies to further planning and research goals. Provides information and assistance to other agencies, regional offices and the regulated community. Responsible for the transfer of program technology and documentation from applied research to program implementation.
  • Provides scientific basis for senior management decisions that have an impact on regulatory controls, facility operations, public health and safety, and protective of the environment. Communicates progress of efforts to management
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on Civil Service requirements
+Minimum Qualifications for Non-Competitive Appointments:

Bachelor's degree and four years of professional research experience in the field of Biology; or a Master's degree and three years of professional research experience in the field of Biology; or a doctorate in Biology and one year of professional research experience in the field of Biology.

Preferred Additional Qualifications: Candidates with education and/or experience in microbiology will be given preference.
Additional Comments Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able work in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required.
Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available for emergency response and available to respond to after- hour's emergencies.
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

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 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.