Scientist (Water Ecology) II: NYC

Agency
NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Location
15 Skyline Drive Hawthorne, NY 10532
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$52,931 - $ 77,517
Last Date to Apply
12/10/2021
Website
https://nyc.gov/dep
Description
The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water, managing wastewater and stormwater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP's water supply system is comprised of 19 reservoirs and 3 controlled lakes throughout the system’s 2,000 square mile watershed that extends 125 miles north and west of the City. The Bureau of Water Supply seeks to hire a Scientist (Water Ecology) II for a position in the Watershed Water Quality Operations Division, Hawthorne Laboratory, in Hawthorne, New York. Under general supervision, of the Field Supervisor, the selected candidate will collect field samples from streams, reservoirs, keypoints and wastewater treatment plants. The Scientist (Water Ecology) II will take in situ measurements, and maintain robotic monitoring equipment deployed in the watersheds. Much of the sampling work requires the ability to trailer and pilot small watercraft. Additional tasks include: • Assisting in the purchasing and maintenance of supplies and equipment. • Maintaining and preparing field data and other records. • Contributing to production of operational, compliance, and special investigation reports. • Performing applicable quality control procedures and maintaining accurate records of quality control data. • Complying with applicable environmental health & safety (EH&S) laws and regulations, and DEP’s policies and procedures. (This is a brief description of what you might do in this position and does not include all the duties of this position.) Some of the physical activities performed by Scientists (Water Ecology) and environmental conditions experienced are: lift and carry packages weighing approximately 20 pounds for a distance of 30 feet; perform duties in confined work areas; wear protective garments such as gloves, lab coats, goggles, and life vests; handle and manipulate laboratory equipment and instruments/tools such as glass test tubes, slides, beakers and other glassware, scalpels, scissors, etc.; adjust settings on machines, which requires fine finger and hand coordination and control; and collect samples at sites in all weather conditions. Special Working Conditions: Scientists (Water Ecology) may be required to work shifts including nights, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Minimum Qual Requirements 1. A masters degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following areas of study: environmental or chemical engineering, limnology, environmental science, marine science, geology, biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, or health science; or 2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with 24 semester credits in one or a combination of the areas of study described in ""1"" above, at least 12 of which must have been in one of these areas of study; and at least one year of satisfactory full time experience, which may not have been part of graduate or undergraduate course work, working in the field of water quality planning, management or research or performing environmental laboratory analyses, and/or environmental field sampling of water; or 3. An associate degree from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by 24 semester credits in one or a combination of the areas of study described in "1" above, at least 12 of which must have been in one of these areas of study; and at least three years of satisfactory full time experience as described in "2" above. Additional Requirements To be assigned to Assignment Levels II or III, all candidates must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university as described in "2" above and must have one additional year of the experience described in "2" above for a total of two years of experience. For the complete job description, qualifications and preferred skills please go to www1.nyc.gov/jobs and search for job ID number 494954 Special Note A master's degree from an accredited college in one of the areas described in "1" above may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience. Preferred Skills • Experience in data logger programming. • Experience in field sampling. • Experience in calibrating field instrumentation and troubleshooting. • Experience in electronic repairs. • Experience in fabricating equipment. • Basic knowledge of water quality and hydrology. • Ability to train on various software packages.
Qualifications
1. A masters degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following areas of study: environmental or chemical engineering, limnology, environmental science, marine science, geology, biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, or health science; or 2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with 24 semester credits in one or a combination of the areas of study described in ""1"" above, at least 12 of which must have been in one of these areas of study; and at least one year of satisfactory full time experience, which may not have been part of graduate or undergraduate course work, working in the field of water quality planning, management or research or performing environmental laboratory analyses, and/or environmental field sampling of water; or 3. An associate degree from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by 24 semester credits in one or a combination of the areas of study described in "1" above, at least 12 of which must have been in one of these areas of study; and at least three years of satisfactory full time experience as described in "2" above. Additional Requirements To be assigned to Assignment Levels II or III, all candidates must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university as described in "2" above and must have one additional year of the experience described in "2" above for a total of two years of experience. Special Note A master's degree from an accredited college in one of the areas described in "1" above may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience.
Contact Person
recruit@dep.nyc.gov
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