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Mineral Resources Technician Series

Job Description:

A Mineral Resources Technician Trainee, assists in the regulation of oil, gas, and solution mining exploration, development, and production in New York State, and in the administration of leases for oil and gas production from state lands. After satisfactorily completing a one-year traineeship, they are advanced, without further examination, to the position of Mineral Resources Technician 1.

A Mineral Resources Technician 1, assist in the environmental and technical review of applications for oil, gas, and solution mining well permits. They make pre-drilling and post-drilling environmentally oriented inspections of drilling sites; safety inspections of equipment and its orientation at the well site; and monitor all phases of drilling, production, and plugging operations including casing, cementing, and stimulation to ensure adherence to rules, regulations, and special permit conditions. They assist in responding to and investigating complaints; assist in compiling maps, records, reports, and related information; audit the records of producers operating on state lands to ensure correctness of payments; and assist in input and analysis of computer data.

A Mineral Resources Technician 2, reviews permit applications including the environmental assessment form and determine the need to coordinate within the Department of Environmental Conservation and with other local, state, or federal agencies. They perform field investigations and inspections on technically critical wells and wells in environmentally sensitive areas including wells over 6,000 feet deep and high pressure wells. They perform basic mineral resource analyses/studies; assist in complex analyses/studies; investigate pollution incidents; and assist in input and analysis of computer data. They supervise and participate in the training of lower-level staff in the performance of their assigned duties.

Job Qualifications:

Mineral Resources Technician Trainee

1. Sixty semester credit hours, 35 of which must have been in the environmental/engineering sciences such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, geology, statics and dynamics, or strength of materials;
OR
2. Two years of engineering technician experience, one year of which must have been in drilling, development, or production for oil, gas, solution mining, or underground gas storage.

Mineral Resources Technician 1

1. An associate's degree in petroleum technology or petroleum engineering technology
OR
2. Three years of engineering technician experience, one year of which must have been in drilling, development, or production for oil, gas, solution mining, or underground gas storage.

Mineral Resources Technician 2

1. An associate's or higher-level degree in petroleum technology or petroleum engineering technology AND two years of experience in drilling, development, or production for oil, gas, solution mining, or underground gas storage:
OR
2. Sixty semester credit hours, 35 of which must have been in the environmental/engineering sciences such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, geology, statics and dynamics, or strength of materials AND four years of experience in drilling, development, or production for oil, gas, solution mining, or underground gas storage.

Salary:

For current salary information go to: Careers in Environmental Conservation.

Work Location:

These positions exist only with the Department of Environmental Conservation in Allegany and Avon.

Application Procedures:

The positions in the Mineral Resources Technician series are filled through the use of eligible lists resulting from a written examination administered by the Department of Civil Service. For additional information on Civil Service Examinations, see the links leaving DEC's website to "Civil Service Exam Announcements," "Civil Service Exam Notification," and Civil Service FAQs" on the right side of this page.

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