The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, 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. We deliver 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water per day to 8.5 million New York City residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and we collect and treat an average of 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day.
The Bureau of Water Supply seeks to hire a Scientist (Water Ecology) Level II for a position in the Hawthorne Laboratory, Hawthorne, New York. Working in the Water Quality Directorate, Watershed Water Quality Operations, Field Section, under general supervision, with latitude for the exercise of independent initiative and judgment, staff under this title will participate in field sample and data collection and assist in coordinating field activities as described in Unit Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). As such, staff in this title will use established sampling protocols for the proper collection, transportation and relinquishment of samples collected from streams, reservoirs and keypoints. They may also assist in the purchasing and maintenance of supplies and equipment, maintain and prepare field data and records and contribute to the production of operational, compliance and special investigation reports.
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
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.
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.
• A general knowledge of field sampling equipment and standard water quality sensors
• Ability to train on database systems such as the Agency’s LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) and WISKI (Water Information Systems Kisters International)
• Experience using basic hand tools
• Ability to think logically, focus on objectives and prioritize multiple goals
• Ability to be trained to use environmental monitoring equipment such as YSI (Yellow Springs Instrument) sondes and dataloggers
• Motor Vehicle Driver’s License valid in the State of New York
DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success or our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.
Hawthorne is a hamlet in the Town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York approximately 28 miles north of mid-town Manhattan.
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35 Hours per week / Day shift
15 Skyline Drive
Hawthorne, NY 10532
New York City residency is not required for this position.