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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/25/21

Applications Due11/08/21

Vacancy ID93314

AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleLaboratory Technician 1 (Seasonal)

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $17.98 to $17.98 Hourly

Employment Type Part-Time

Part-time Percent 100%

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Delmar Lab

City Delmar


Zip Code12054

Minimum Qualifications 1. Satisfactory Completion of 60 semester credit hours of college coursework which includes at least 18 semester credit hours in biology, chemistry, physics, health science or science technology; OR 2. Two (2) years of satisfactory experience in either a laboratory or a clinical setting performing technical laboratory test and procedures; OR 3. Satisfactory equivalent combination of options 1 and 2, equaling 2 years. College study will be credited in six-month segments, with 15 semester credit hours equaling six months. Credits must include at least 18 semester credit hours in biology, chemistry, physics, health science, or science technology.

Duties Description DEC is looking for a qualified individual to assist with the day-to-day functions of the Forest Health Diagnostic Lab, which specializes in the diagnoses of forest health-related pests and pathogens, applied research, and the production of unique outreach materials used to educate and engage the public.

As a member of this dynamic team, the selected candidate will assist with all aspects of the Lab’s work, including research, diagnostics, and operations. The Lab Tech will learn how to produce images in our Imaging Lab, produce resin castings for outreach purposes, perform literature reviews, and assist with lab maintenance and organization.

This position will assist with the curation of the Lab’s insect collection: Duties include pinning and labeling insect specimens, organizing insect drawers and cataloging the collection in an Excel spreadsheet.

Will assist with the production of insect resin castings: Duties include preparing insect specimens, encasing them in resin, sanding and polishing the product.

Produce high-quality images of forest health-related pests and diseases utilizing a photography studio (training provided).

Provide operational support for field-based projects: Duties include trap cleaning, maintenance, and storage; preparation of tree cores, lure inventory.

Provide research support: Duties include data entry and assistance with literature reviews.

Additional Comments Basic knowledge of forest insects and diseases; insect pinning and preparation; photography techniques and associated software (Photoshop, Zerene Stacker), is preferred.

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. Travel may be required.

This is a seasonal, hourly appointment with an anticipated end date of 3/31/22. Program needs and funding will determine actual termination date, which may be prior to the date listed above. Actual work schedule and duties may vary and will be discussed at the interview.

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

Name Heath Boomhower

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 your resume to the above. Be sure to include Posting #21-553 on your resume and also in the subject line of your email or it may not be accepted. You must submit a copy of your college transcript of qualifying courses with your resume. An unofficial copy is acceptable.

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