CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

3H12
AQUATIC BIOLOGIST I


GENERAL DEFINITION

This is aquatic biology work of limited scope and difficulty identifying and studying biota and bio-systems associated with water purification and/or pollution control to determine the causes and effects of contaminants and the means of their control.

Work includes field sampling research at watershed and stormwater overflow sites as well as in plant and delivery systems. The employee is given progressively more difficult assignments and is expected to use progressively more independence of judgement in conducting biological tests. Work is performed under the supervision of an Aquatic Biologist Supervisor. Work includes some disagreeable aspects.

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be approved for this class.)

  1. Positions in this class must perform aquatic biology work of limited scope and difficulty, identifying and studying biota and bio-systems associated with water purification and/or pollution control.
  2. The positions in this class must be located in the Water Department.


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE OF:

SKILL IN:

ABILITY TO:


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 6/97.)

AND

Or any equivalent combination of education and experience which has included completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university as specified above and which has been determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES



PAY RANGE: EP13
Class Established: 2/1974

Latest Spec. Revision:
  CSC - 4/1997 ; Ad. Board - 6/1997

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END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 3H12