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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/25/18

Applications Due06/15/18

Vacancy ID53653

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleMuseum Scientist 1, Box OCE-1079/28119

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Office of Cultural Education

NYS Museum

City Albany


Zip Code12234

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and two years of professional experience or a master’s degree and one year of professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications: M.S. in geology AND:

• An understanding of New York State geology or the geology of the Great Lakes Region;
• A record of geologic map production and fieldwork experience in glaciated terrains classifying surficial geologic materials in both outcrop and cores;
• Completion of a geological mapping field course;
• Experience with subsurface drilling and stratigraphic investigations;
• Analytical skills and experience in plant macrofossil identification and palynology or geochronology; and
• Experience producing geologic maps and databases in ESRI ArcGIS Software, and appropriate educational coursework to qualify for geologic licensure, in New York State, is desired.

*Leads to a maximum salary of $71,980 based on annual performance advances.

Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Cultural Education (OCE) is seeking to fill a Museum Scientist 1 in the New York State Museum (NYSM). Under the supervision of the Museum Scientist 3 STATEMAP coordinator, the incumbent will conduct geological mapping and field investigations and provide Geographic Information System (GIS) support of the Museum’s geologic mapping program, perform and disseminate related research and contribute to exhibition, public and educational programming. Duties of this position will include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Initiate and conduct independent field based geologic mapping and laboratory research as directed by the STATEMAP coordinator on the surficial and bedrock geology of New York. Collaborates in the design of specific research strategies and projects that meet the highest professional standards of geologic mapping research. Requires extended travel (durations of two weeks or more are possible) across New York while completing mapping assignments and deliverables;
• Assist in scheduling, implementation, collection and oversight of subsurface drilling and coring investigations related primarily to the glacial stratigraphy of New York and mapping program investigations;
• Provide GIS and cartographic support and prepare geographic databases for the Geologic Mapping Program and serve as New York map catalog contact for the National Geologic Map Database program;
• Prepare research findings as open–file reports for presentation at professional conferences, public programming, educational events and as peer-reviewed publications;
• Assist in the development of Museum exhibits and plan; may take technical responsibility for their implementation;
• Participate in exhibit planning and communicating elements of research to the Museum's diverse audiences, including outreach to groups not traditionally represented in museums; and
• Develop public and educational programs to meet museum oriented and/or community-oriented goals of the Museum.

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a permanent, non-competitive appointment. Promotions may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance and other benefits. Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all candidates at the time of interview.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by June 15, 2018 to (Email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (OCE-1079/28119) in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

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

Name Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 474-5215

Fax (518) 486-5631

Email Address


Street NYS Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, OHRM, Room 528 EB

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12234


Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by June 15, 2018 to (Email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (OCE-1079/28119) in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

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