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 ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.
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
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