Biologist 4 Aquatic - Grade 63

GOT-IT does not provide information on any job postings or job availability. For information on current job postings, please visit StateJobsNY. You may also visit specific New York State Agency websites for information about an agency and its job opportunities.


This title exists in Environmental Conservation, Dept of and has approximately 2 positions.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series.

Salary Information for Biologist Trainee 1 Aquatic
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Biologist Trainee 1 Aquatic 13 $49,363 $63,169
Biologist Trainee 2 Aquatic 14 $52,198 $66,634
Biologist 1 Aquatic 18 $65,001 $82,656
Biologist 2 Aquatic 23 $84,156 $106,454
Biologist 3 Aquatic 25 $93,530 $117,875
Biologist 4 Aquatic 63 $111,925 $141,439

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

This title may exist in more than one negotiating unit. This salary schedule represents the most typical salary for this title. Click here to view additional salary information regarding the various bargaining units.

An individual's final salary is determined by the Office of the State Comptroller. This salary schedule does not reflect any Special Salary Treatments

Job Duties

As a Biologist (Aquatic), in general, you would, under supervision, conduct fish population and fish habitat investigations; summarize and statistically analyze data; prepare technical reports and fisheries management plans and assist in the improvement of publicly valued fishery resources. You would communicate with various publics concerning fisheries management goals and objectives; review and analyze project proposals which are likely to alter fish habitat; and acquire public access for use and enjoyment of New York fishery resources.

View the classification standard for this title which illustrates the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows: Biologist 3 (Aquatic), Fish Culturist 6, Biologist 2 (Aquatic), Pathologist 2 (Aquatic), or Fish Culturist 5.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for email notification so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

back to top