Aquatic Biologist 2

  • Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • May 15, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology

Job Description

THE POSITION

Aquatic biologists wanted!  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has immediate openings and needs candidates to conduct aquatic assessments and review permit applications for various types of projects.  Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree in an environmental field with at least 6 credits in an appropriate aquatic biology field.

Aquatic biologists at DEP are an integral part of the agency's Waterways and Wetlands programs.  They review and evaluate the environmental aspects of permit applications for waterways encroachments and obstructions, wastewater and storm water discharges, construction activities, mining and oil and gas activities, pesticide applications, and other regulated activities.  They also conduct field surveys to collect and analyze samples before preparing reports of findings.

IMPORTANT:  YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE.  YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY.  ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.
 

  • Full-time employment
  • Work hours:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday with a 30 minute lunch period

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

DEP's Southwest Regional Office has an immediate need for an Aquatic Biologist in its Waterways and Wetlands program.  The position is responsible for conducting environmental reviews for water obstruction and encroachment permits.  Duties involve planning and conducting comprehensive field surveys and investigations; performing technical reviews of permit applications; and coordinating environmental assessment activities between various state and federal entities and their representatives.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

Qualifications:

  • Must meet PA residency requirement
  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:  One year as an Aquatic Biologist 1; OR one year of professional experience in aquatic biology or water pollution biology and a bachelor's degree with a major in a biological science, natural science, environmental science, or natural resource management, including or supplemented by six credits in freshwater aquatic biology, aquatic ecology, aquatic botany, water pollution biology, entomology, limnology, or closely related aquatic science coursework; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training that includes a bachelor's degree with a major in a biological science, natural science, environmental science, or natural resource management, including or supplemented by six credits in freshwater aquatic biology, aquatic ecology, aquatic botany, water pollution biology, entomology, limnology, or closely related aquatic science coursework.
  • You must attach a copy of your college transcripts to your application. 
  • A resume needs to be submitted with your application. You may upload your document as an Attachment during the application process. You must still complete the application and answer the supplemental questions.
  • This position requires possession of an active non-commercial PA Class C driver's license or equivalent.
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions

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Sector

Government- State/Provincial

Salary

$49,076.00 - $74,641.00 Annually