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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/03/22

Applications Due09/30/22

Vacancy ID109812

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleMuseum Scientist 3, Box OCE-1293/27884

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $88161 to $111111 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

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 - Research and Collections

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12234

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Museum Scientist 3.

Non-Competitive Appointment: Candidates must have a doctoral degree in biology or related field and one year of professional experience in biology; OR a master’s degree in biology or related field and three years of professional experience in biology; OR a bachelor’s degree in biology or related field and four years of professional experience in biology.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Preference may be given to candidates who have:
• A doctoral degree in biology with taxonomic/research experience in the flora of northeastern North America, and particularly New York;
• Well established analytical skills directly applicable to research on New York’s flora, including the analysis of DNA and/or ancient DNA;
• Experience in collections care and management;
• A well-established record of peer-reviewed publications in biology;
• Involvement in public and life-long educational programs;
• Ability to fund research and collections care through grants and/or other sources; and
• Experience in the supervision of professional staff, intern/volunteer, and students.


Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Cultural Education is seeking candidates for a Museum Scientist 3 position in the New York State Museum. Under the supervision of the Director of Research and Collections, the incumbent will serve as the Curator of Botany within the Biology Program. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Serve as the Curator of Botany within the Biology Program, overseeing the curation of the Museum’s vascular plant, non-vascular plant, and lichen collections;
• Oversee the development of grant and other funding proposals to solicit support for research, curatorial, and educational programs;
• Prepare research findings and research reports for publication as peer-reviewed journal articles, monographs and/or books, and professional presentations;
• Participate in the development of public and educational programs to meet the Museum’s internal and/or community oriented goals, and may take responsibility for their implementation;
• Participate in exhibit development and planning;
• Develop methods and carry out means of communicating research to the Museum’s diverse audiences, including outreach to groups not traditionally represented in museums; and
• Supervise the botany collections manager, as well as technicians, interns, volunteers, and students in properly organizing and cataloging these biological collections for curation.

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a non-competitive, contingent permanent appointment. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree will be required at the time of interview for all candidates. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for the position will be required to participate in an internal peer-review process.

* Leads to a maximum salary of $111,111 based on annual performance advances.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by September 30, 2022 to ocejobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (OCE-1293/27884) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

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 ocejobs@mail.nysed.gov

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 September 30, 2022 to ocejobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (OCE-1293/27884) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

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