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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/27/23

Applications Due12/13/23

Vacancy ID144793

AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleBiologist 1 (Ecology) / Trainee 1 and 2 (2 Positions)

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $47925 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Cortland

Street Address 1285 Fisher Avenue

City Cortland


Zip Code13045

Minimum Qualifications 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 11 or higher and either:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications - listed below;

Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as a Fish and Wildlife Technician 2, Fish and Wildlife Technician 3. Biologist 1 Aquatic, Biologist 1 Ecology, Biologist 1 Marine or Biologist 1 Wildlife.

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below and include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55-b/55-c program.

Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles):
A bachelor's or higher degree including or supplemented by with 18 semester credit hours in aquatic ecosystem restoration and enhancement, behavior of fish, behavior of wildlife, behavioral ecology, biology of fish, biology of wildlife, biostatistics, biomonitoring, conservation biology, conservation ecology, community ecology, community dynamics, ecological data analysis, ecological modeling and design, ecological risk assessment, ecology, ecology and management of invasive species, ecology of fish, ecology of freshwater or marine organisms, ecology of freshwater wetlands, ecology of wildlife, ecology of plants, ecology of habitats, ecosystems, ecotoxicology, environmental contamination, environmental toxicology, endangered species, entomology, environmental impact analysis, environmental impact assessment, forest ecology, fisheries management, habitat analysis, habitat geographic information system (GIS) analysis, habitat protection, habitat quality, habitat evaluation, habitat management, habitat restoration, herpetology, hydrogeomorphology, hydrobiology, hydrology, ichthyology, limnology, mammalian ecology, mammalogy, management of habitats management of populations, marine ecology, mycorrhizal ecology, ornithology, plant ecology, population dynamics, population ecology, population management, population analysis, restoration and management, research in ecology, statistics in ecology, stream resource protection, systems ecology, urban wildlife, urban habitats, watershed-based conservation, watershed-based management, wetland resources, wetland restoration, wetland science, wetland and stream resources, or wildlife management.

Examples of Non-qualifying Courses: agriculture or domestic animal specialties, climate change, earth science, dendrology, environmental ethics, environmental planning, evolution, extinction, forest or forestry resources management, human population dynamics, human ecology, oceanography, silvicultural, taxonomy, water pollution control.

Duties Description The Biologist 1 (Ecology) position with the Region 7 Bureau of Ecosystem Health includes responsibility for implementing the Article 15 (Protected Waters) and Article 24 (Freshwater Wetlands) programs. Specific Article 15 duties will include performing site inspections of protected waters (certain lakes, rivers, and streams), reviewing protection of waters permit applications, marking Mean High Water Levels in the field, reviewing freshwater mussel survey reports, conditioning permits to protect the resource, investigating alleged violations and developing mitigation criteria. Specific Article 24 responsibilities will include delineating wetland boundaries in the field, reviewing wetland permit applications, conditioning permits to protect the resource, monitoring wetland mitigation sites, investigating alleged wetland violations and developing mitigation. This position includes significant site visits to lakes, streams and wetlands, desktop reviews, coordinating with Dept. of Environmental Permits, coordinating with Fisheries and Wildlife Bureaus, assisting Law Enforcement, and working with the public.

Additional Comments Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain Must be able to work in remote areas. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions. Travel may be required.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Karen Price

Telephone 518-402-9273

Fax 518-402-9038

Email Address


Street 625 Broadway

Personnel, 10th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12233


Notes on ApplyingPlease email/mail your resume to the above. Be sure to include Posting #23-144793 on your letter/resume and also in the subject line of the email or it may not be accepted. Provide a copy of your college transcript with your reply. Unofficial copy is acceptable.

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