Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Biologist Trainee 1 (Marine), G-13

Occupation Group

Natural and Physical Sciences

General Information

Starting Salary

$40,507

Job Rate

$67,827

Job Description

Biologists perform professional biological conservation work to protect, manage, and restore New York State's fish, wildlife, and marine species, and these species' habitats. Employees develop scientific expertise within the covered areas; apply general theories and principles of resource management to particular situations; evaluate ecological conditions and data; make recommendations; author various written products; interact with the public; perform administrative functions related to the area of purview; and may supervise subordinate staff.  All positions exist within parenthetic titles that designate specialization in a certain area.  Employees within the "Marine" parenthetic focus on marine fish or shellfish management, and review and inspect projects (and reports related to projects); design and perform inspections and studies; propose or implement actions; respond to emergencies; and compile and analyze statistical data related to the areas of purview.  These positions primarily are located in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and may work at a central office or regional offices.

Trainees will receive a combination of structured training, on-the-job training, and/or practical job performance to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to function at the full performance level.

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

Bachelor's or higher degree with 18 semester credit hours in courses such as biological oceanography, fisheries biology, fisheries management, mariculture, marine biology, marine ecology, or marine resource management.

Appointment Information

Appointment Information

Most employees will be appointed to the Trainee 1 job title.

Appointments to this job title require a two-year traineeship that starts at the Trainee 1, G-13, and advances, after one year of acceptable performance, to Trainee 2, G-14. After one year of acceptable performance as a Trainee 2, employees advance to the full performance, G-18, job title described above. No further Civil Service examination is required for advancement from Trainee 1 to Trainee 2, or from Trainee 2 to the full performance job title. For additional appointment information, see the Appointments tab in the PCO Overview.

Advanced Placement Appointments - For most trainee titles, employees may be able to be appointed directly to the Trainee 2 level or to the full performance title if they meet certain qualifications. This is known as advanced placement and is at the discretion of the hiring agency. View the qualifications for advanced placement, at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/advanced.placement.MQ.pdf.

To Apply

To apply for the examination for this PCO Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 22, 2017, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2017, and take the PCO written test in April of 2017. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/.