Position: Aquatic Biologist I
Start Date: May 14, 2017
End Date: October 28, 2017
About the Department of Conservation and Recreation: The Department of
Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse
state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural
resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts.
DCR is a dynamic agency, and is one of the largest park systems in the
nation. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water
supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming
pools, golf courses, skating rinks, trails and parkways.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Water Supply
Protection seeks qualified applicants for the positions of seasonal Aquatic
Under the direction of the Environmental Quality Group supervisor or
designees, the successful applicants will:
– Participate in field surveys of Wachusett Reservoir by using water
quality probes, obtaining water quality and phytoplankton samples,
delivering samples to the analytical laboratory, and processing biological
– Participate in invasive aquatic plant management activities by
scouting for new invasive plants, counting invasive plant fragments,
mapping invasive plant beds, and recording plant species occurrence in the
Wachusett Reservoir and watershed ponds.
– Assist in compiling and entering environmental monitoring data into
– Participate in laboratory analysis of water quality samples for
characteristics like color and turbidity.
– Participate in the sampling and analysis of algae and
macroinvertebrate populations and their habitat for the purpose of
assessing potential impacts to drinking water quality.
– Assist with data analysis preparatory to writing reports on monitoring
– Perform other related duties as required.
While not required, small boat operation and canoe paddling experience is
advantageous as is identification of freshwater aquatic macrophytes.
*This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first
consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent
part-time, professional, para-professional or technical experience in
marine biology or fisheries management work, or (B) any equivalent
combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
I. A Bachelor=E2=80=99s or higher degree with a major in marine, fisheries, or
wildlife biology; fisheries or wildlife management, marine science or
oceanography may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of
two years of education for one year of experience.*
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the
proportion of the requirements actually completed.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment, possession of a current and
valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
*An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities,
veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.*
*Official Title:* Aquatic Biologist I
*Primary Location:* United States-Massachusetts-West Boylston-180 Beaman St
*Agency:* Department of Conservation & Recreation
*Job Posting:* Mar 8, 2017, 8:46:53 AM
*Number of Openings:* 1
*Salary:* 1,845.56 Biweekly
*If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity
questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity
Officer / ADA Coordinator:* Evanice Torres – 617-626-1161