CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

3H14
AQUATIC BIOLOGIST SUPERVISOR


GENERAL DEFINITION

This is supervisory aquatic biology work directing a staff of lower level aquatic biologists, chemists, engineers and technical personnel. The employee directs and participates in the identification, monitoring, studying and analysis of biological life in water, wastewater, sludge products and industrial waste.

Work includes development and revision of procedures and methodology, analyzing and interpreting data, planning, directing and conducting researching projects, and preparing technical reports. Provision of supporting services to other departmental administrators and contact with external governmental agencies are important aspects of the work. The employee works under the general direction of a technical supervisor.

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

  1. The positions in this class must be responsible for supervisory aquatic biology work, directing a staff of lower level aquatic biologists, chemists, engineers and technical personnel.
  2. The employees in this class direct and participate in the identification, monitoring, studying and analysis of biological life in water, wastewater, sludge products and industrial waste.
  3. 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.)

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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.

Note: Successful completion of a master's degree program at an accredited college or university in aquatic biology, microbiology, aquatic ecology, water pollution biology, limnology, or environmental science may be substituted for up to one year of the experience as cited above.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES



PAY RANGE: EP23
Class Established: 1/1983
Spec. Revised: 9/1985

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

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END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 3H14