|Class Title:||BIOLOGIST 1*|
|Bargaining Unit:||Use for all Job Titles|
Work Activities: Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:
- Learns to conduct inspections to determine compliance with laws, regulations, or standards.
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events:
- Learns to identify aquatic, semi-aquatic, and terrestrial plants and animals including macro invertebrates, fish, periphyton, etc.
- Learns to conduct aquatic and terrestrial field evaluations of current ecological conditions to perform hydrologic determinations.
- Learns to identify wetland areas.
- Learns to prepare and identify organisms for data analysis.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings:
- Learns to conduct whole effluent toxicity tests.
- Learns to perform aquatic and terrestrial field evaluations of current ecological conditions to determine water and land quality.
- Learns to collect chemical and biological samples using appropriate field equipment and instrumentation.
- Learns to assess habitats for plants and animals.
- Learns to compile legally-defensible environmental documents.
- Learns all aspects of quality assurance/quality control programs.
- Learns to compile, process, and review records, data, operational plans, enforcement action requests, etc.
- Learns to prepare reports for aquatic, terrestrial, and wetland evaluations.
- Learns to manage databases, as designated, to meet agency requirements.
Analyzing Data or Information:
- Learns to analyze environmental data using mathematical and statistical methods.
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Other:
- Learns to read, interpret, and/or develop maps and plans.
Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment:
- Maintains, repairs, and/or calibrates electronic equipment, as needed.
Performing General Physical Activities:
- Performs physical activities, such as walking (i.e. ditches, uneven terrain, etc.), wading in water, climbing, lifting (such as coolers, generators, etc.), operating field equipment (backpack shockers, augers, core samplers, or probes), etc.
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others:
- Learns to provide consultative, technical, or educational services to stakeholders.
- Responds to environmental and/or other requests/inquiries in a timely manner.
- Learns to maintain records of observations made during field evaluations to document data collection, ambient site conditions, and evaluation location.
- Learns to maintain logs/records to document chain-of-custody procedures, instrument readings, and quality control activities.
- Maintains records of correspondence.
Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment:
- Maintains, repairs and/or calibrates mechanical equipment, as needed.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:
- Fulfills established educational/training/safety requirements.
Interacting With Computers:
- Uses various software programs, such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), etc.
- Enters time and leave within the designated computer program, in a proper and timely manner.
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:
- Learns to respond to environmental and/or regulatory issues with landowners, permit holders, and other concerned individuals.
- Assists in conducting educational workshops in conjunction with schools and environmental interest groups to heighten public awareness about the environment.
- Attends public/regulatory/professional meetings and/or hearings, as necessary.
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment:
- Operates personal or assigned vehicles (including, but not limited to: water craft, all-terrain vehicles – ATVs, etc.), in accordance with agency policy and procedures, as well as all traffic laws.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:
- Works harmoniously with fellow team members.
- Works with other agencies and organizations to give or receive information as needed.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:
- Advises management about issues of concern as they occur.
- Provides effective communication to supervisors and/or peers.
- Recognizes, provides, and communicates areas of improvement.
- Communicates regularly with supervisors and/or coworkers to ensure consistent program operation.
Performing Administrative Activities:
- Distributes documents to appropriate parties, to ensure proper routing.
- Completes required documentation for travel and/or field use of vehicles.
Competencies (KSA’s): Competencies:
- Functional/Technical Competency
- Technical Learning
- Ethics & Values
- Written Communications
- Learning on the Fly
- Problem Solving
- Time Management
- Dealing with Ambiguity
- Time Management
- Active Learning
- Critical Thinking
- Equipment Maintenance
- Management of Material Resources
- Oral Comprehension
- Oral Expression
- Written Comprehension
- Near Vision
- Written Expression
- Finger Dexterity
- Gross Body Equilibrium
- Selective Attention
- Spatial Orientation
- Manual Dexterity
- Deductive Reasoning
- Flexibility of Closure
Tools and Equipment Used:
- Telephone/Cell Phones
- Scanner/Printer/Fax Machine
- Maps /Plans
- Motor Vehicles/All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s)
- Global Positioning System (GPS)
- Water Vehicles
- Safety and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Surveying Equipment
- Water Quality Meters
- Sampling Equipment
- Laboratory Equipment
- Cameras and Optical Equipment
- Outdoor Equipment/Power Tools
- Electroshocking Equipment
- Field Equipment