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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/12/23

Applications Due10/04/23

Vacancy ID139147

AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleBiologist 1 (Marine) / Trainee 1 and 2

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 Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

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 Suffolk

Street Address 123 Kings Park Boulevard

City Kings Park


Zip Code11754

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 18 semester credit hours in algal ecology, apex predators, aquaculture mariculture, aquatic community ecology, biology of algae, biological oceanography, biology of commercially valuable seaweeds, biology of fishes, biology of marine plankton, biology of marine plankton ecology, biology of marine plankton physiology, biology of marine plankton taxonomy, biology and conservation of marine birds, biology and conservation of sea turtles, chemical oceanography, coastal botany, coastal ecology, coastal estuarine process, coastal oceanography, conservation and management of marine resources, conservation biology and marine biodiversity, crustacean biology and management, diseases of marine organisms, ecology of fishes, ecology, utilization and management of marine fishes, effects of powerplants, dredging, marine construction, pollutants, climate, etc., on marine biota and/or ecology, environmental microbiology, environmental toxicology and public health, estuarine processes, estuarine wetlands biology, estuarine wetlands ecology, estuarine wetlands management, experimental marine biology, field or lab method in: fisheries, marine science, marine biology, fish biology (marine), fish disease and disorders, fish physiology, fisheries economics, fisheries management, fisheries oceanography, fisheries population dynamics, fisheries science, fisheries sociology, fishery biology, fishery biology seminars, geological oceanography, ichthyology, internship in marine science, invertebrate marine zoology, laboratory method in: fisheries, marine science, marine biology, larval ecology (marine), living marine resources management seminars, long island marine habitats, long island sound science and use, management of marine fisheries, marine algal ecology, marine aquaculture mariculture, marine aquatic community ecology, marine benthos, marine biochemistry, marine geochemistry, marine biology, marine birds, marine chemistry, marine conservation, marine ecology, marine environmental toxicology, marine fish ecology, marine geology, marine invertebrates biology, marine invertebrates ecology, marine invertebrates taxonomy, marine mammals, marine microbial ecology, marine microbiology, marine operations and research, marine botany, marine phycology, marine phytoplankton ecology, marine phytoplankton biology, marine phytoplankton taxonomy, marine phytoplankton physiology, marine plankton ecology, marine plant ecology, marine wetland plant ecology, marine plan identification, marine pollution, marine productivity, marine resource management, marine science internship, marine wetlands biology, marine wetlands ecology, marine wetlands management, molluscan biology, molluscan immunology and pathology, ocean chemistry, oceanographic problem solving, physical chemical biology of marine organisms, physical oceanography, physiological ecology of marine algae, physiological ecology of marine organisms, plankton and productivity in oceans, plankton ecology, primary productivity in the sea, principals of fishery science, research/field studies in marine science, quantitative fisheries stock assessment, seagrass ecosystems, sea turtles, tidal wetlands biology, tidal wetlands ecology, tidal wetlands management, tropical marine ecology, utilization of marine fisheries, waves, tides, beaches, zooplankton biology (marine), zooplankton ecology (marine), zooplankton physiology (marine), zooplankton taxonomy (marine).
Examples of Non-Qualifying Courses: botany, freshwater aquatic biology, genetics, hydrology, limnology, microbiology, physiology, zoology.
Note: Internship Max of 4 credit hours.

Duties Description This job title has a diverse set of responsibilities, revolving around marine fisheries, shellfisheries, marine habitat management, and fishery data and quota management. The incumbent will assume administrative, supervisory, technical responsibilities and outreach which support the programs within the Division of Marine Resources (DMR). Specific assignments could change based upon circumstances and the needs of the Division.
The general duties of a marine biologist are to carry out activities that promote the protection, management, and restoration of New York State's marine species and these species' habitats. More specific tasks may include the following activities:
• Conduct/oversee field surveys and data collection/entry/analysis.
• Contribute to the management of NY’s commercial and recreational fisheries.
• Providing input and analyses on the impacts of major projects on marine fisheries and habitat resources within the Marine and Coastal District including offshore wind development, pipeline placement, and dredging.
• Interact with stakeholders to collect/present information.
• Represent New York State on various fishery management committees in the development of interstate fishery management plans.
• Miscellaneous tasks include preparation of reports, staff supervision and training, participation in meetings, and aiding, as needed, the work of other Marine Resources units.

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 work in adverse weather conditions. Travel may be required. Overnight travel may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds Telecommuting may be available, will be discussed at interview.

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Name Karen Price

Telephone (518) 402-9273

Fax (518) 402-9038

Email Address


Street 625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12233


Notes on ApplyingPlease email/mail resume indicating your interest in this position to the above. Be sure to include Posting #23-139147 on your resume and also in the subject line of your email or it may not be accepted.

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