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Research Scientist 2

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

Research Scientist 2
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Posting Specific Information
Control Number
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Title Research Scientist 2
Location: City
DEC Region

$75,340 - $95,392 Effective 4/2022
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
Bachelor's degree in an aquaculture related field and three years of professional experience in freshwater aquaculture. Substitution: a master's degree in an appropriate field may substitute for one year of experience and a Ph.D.. in an appropriate field may substitute for an additional year of experience. Ability to develop statistically robust experimental designs, interpret and analyze complex data, produce technical reports, and communicate technical information to diverse audiences. Knowledge in developing hatchery bio-programs, water and space requirements, and hatchery biosecurity. Experience in hatchery operations and aquaculture techniques, including intensive and extensive aquaculture and/or recirculating aquaculture systems. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Preferred qualifications: coursework and/or experience in civil engineering, environmental engineering or a related field of engineering from an accredited university. Knowledge and experience with invasive species and methods for excluding or minimizing aquatic invasive species impacts (e.g., zebra mussels). Experience developing individual and system-wide hatchery plans. Experience developing and maintaining sources of hatchery water supply, such as wells and springs. Area of Specialty is Aquaculture.
Additional Comments
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 on an eligible list for this title, please state that information and your score in a cover letter.

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.