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Aquatic Biologist 1

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JOB TITLE:

Aquatic Biologist 1

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Dallas Pennsylvania United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

THE POSITION

The Department of Environmental Protection is seeking an eager candidate looking to gain experience as an aquatic biologist.
If interested come apply today and join our growing team to help protect Pennsylvania's environment!


DESCRIPTION OF WORK

In this position you will assist the Tick Surveillance and Testing Program in conducting routine tick surveillance throughout the Commonwealth.
While involved with the surveillance of ticks you will work closely with vector surveillance and Integrated Pest Management.
These methods are used to collect biological samples, conduct analysis, and help protect against associated diseases with ticks.
Additionally, you will prepare analysis and reports of Vector Management including investigative studies within tick and arthropod activity.


Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:
  • Limited-term, full-time employment
  • Work hours are 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with 30-minute lunch.
  • Overnight travel and overtime may be necessary when conducting statewide tick surveillance activities in areas far distances from the office.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email.
    Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:
  • A bachelor's degree with a major in a biological science, natural science, environmental science, or natural resource management, including or supplemented by six college 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 six college credits in freshwater aquatic biology, aquatic ecology, aquatic botany, water pollution biology, entomology, limnology, or closely related aquatic science coursework.

Special Requirement:
  • This position requires possession of an active motor vehicle license.

Other Requirements:
  • You must meet the PA residency requirement.
    For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply:
  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position.
    Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.
    e.
    , relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements.
    Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date.
    Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Veterans:
  • Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.
    C.
    S.
    7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.
    To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.
    employment.
    pa.
    gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.
    aspx and click the Veterans Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.
    gov.

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):
  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.


The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.
The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania.
The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law.
All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position.
    No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    • your score may be lower than deserved.
    • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.


Learn more about our Total Rewards by watching this short video!

Health & Wellness

We offer multiple health plans so our employees can choose what works best for themselves and their families.
Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.
*


Compensation & Financial Planning
We invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options.


Work/Life Balance
We know theres more to life than just work! Our generous paid leave benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, six weeks of paid parental leave, military leave, and paid time off for most major U.
S.
holidays, as well as flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities.
*

Values and Culture
We believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good.
As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving.


Employee Perks
Sometimes, it is the little extras that make a big difference.
Our employees receive special employee-only discounts and rates on a variety of services and memberships.


For more information on all of these Total Rewards benefits, please visit www.
employment.
pa.
gov and click on the benefits box.


  • Eligibility rules apply.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

38.75 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707248854-580cf3a119846bfaa2f5cdf254f9859c

LOCATION:

Pennsylvania United States

CITY:

Dallas

Job Origin:

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THE POSITION

The Department of Environmental Protection is seeking an eager candidate looking to gain experience as an aquatic biologist. If interested come apply today and join our growing team to help protect Pennsylvania's environment!


DESCRIPTION OF WORK

In this position you will assist the Tick Surveillance and Testing Program in conducting routine tick surveillance throughout the Commonwealth. While involved with the surveillance of ticks you will work closely with vector surveillance and Integrated Pest Management. These methods are used to collect biological samples, conduct analysis, and help protect against associated diseases with ticks. Additionally, you will prepare analysis and reports of Vector Management including investigative studies within tick and arthropod activity.


Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:
  • Limited-term, full-time employment
  • Work hours are 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with 30-minute lunch.
  • Overnight travel and overtime may be necessary when conducting statewide tick surveillance activities in areas far distances from the office.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:
  • A bachelor's degree with a major in a biological science, natural science, environmental science, or natural resource management, including or supplemented by six college 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 six college credits in freshwater aquatic biology, aquatic ecology, aquatic botany, water pollution biology, entomology, limnology, or closely related aquatic science coursework.

Special Requirement:
  • This position requires possession of an active motor vehicle license.

Other Requirements:
  • You must meet the PA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply:
  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Veterans:
  • Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. 7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):
  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    • your score may be lower than deserved.
    • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.


Learn more about our Total Rewards by watching this short video!

Health & Wellness

We offer multiple health plans so our employees can choose what works best for themselves and their families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*


Compensation & Financial Planning
We invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options.

Work/Life Balance
We know theres more to life than just work! Our generous paid leave benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, six weeks of paid parental leave, military leave, and paid time off for most major U.S. holidays, as well as flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities.*

Values and Culture
We believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good. As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving.

Employee Perks
Sometimes, it is the little extras that make a big difference. Our employees receive special employee-only discounts and rates on a variety of services and memberships.

For more information on all of these Total Rewards benefits, please visit www.employment.pa.gov and click on the benefits box.

  • Eligibility rules apply.

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