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Mineral Resources Specialist Series

Job Description:

A Mineral Resources Specialist 1, under supervision of higher-level staff, performs beginning-level professional mineral resources work similar to the Mineral Resources Specialist 2. Candidates who are appointed as a Mineral Resources Specialist 1 are automatically advanced to Mineral Resources Specialist 2 level after one year of satisfactory experience.

A Mineral Resources Specialist 2, performs technical and environmental evaluations on drilling permit applications and resolve any technical questions or deficiencies; conduct detailed safety inspections of drilling and production equipment; inspect underground natural gas storage, liquefied petroleum gas storage and solution mining facilities, and analyze inspection and withdrawal/production data; investigate complex complaints, accidents and non-routine incidents involved with drilling, completion, or production; perform basic mineral resource analyses/studies; and assist in managing computerized information systems and the onshore leasing programs.

A Mineral Resources Specialist 3, performs complex mineral resources analyses/studies; evaluate suitability of reservoirs for underground gas storage; analyze secondary and tertiary recovery methods for environmental and technical suitability; prepare and present testimony as State's witness at public hearings and in court proceedings; assist in public information/intergovernmental relations requirements; are responsible for onshore leasing programs; and evaluate new or modified techniques and facilities to determine technical and environmental acceptability. May supervise subordinate staff. Assist the Mineral Resources Specialist 4 in setting priorities and scheduling work.

A Mineral Resources Specialist 4, supervises and evaluate the work of subordinates including the preparation of work plans, making work assignments, and designating work priorities; provide technical services within the Division and to operators, municipalities, other agencies, and the public; develop and enhance computerized management information services; take the lead role in extremely complex and controversial studies; and take an active role in modifying and updating regulations and policies to ensure efficient recovery of oil and gas resources while protecting public health, safety, and the environment.

Job Qualifications:

Mineral Resources Specialist 1
Bachelor's or higher level degree in geology, engineering, petroleum engineering, geochemistry, geophysics, or geosciences.

Mineral Resources Specialist 2
Bachelor's or higher level degree in geology, engineering, petroleum engineering, geochemistry, geophysics, or geosciences. AND one year of professional-level experience in drilling, development, or production for oil, gas, solution mining, or underground gas storage.

Mineral Resources Specialist 3
Bachelor's or higher level degree in geology, engineering, petroleum engineering, geochemistry, geophysics, or geosciences. AND three years of professional-level experience in drilling, development, or production for oil, gas, solution mining, or underground gas storage.

Mineral Resources Specialist 4
Bachelor's or higher level degree in geology, engineering, petroleum engineering, geochemistry, geophysics, or geosciences. AND four years of professional-level experience in drilling, development, or production for oil, gas, solution mining, or underground gas storage.

Licenses:

These positions require travel. Candidates must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.

Salary:

For current salary information go to: Careers in Environmental Conservation. Employees progress from the hiring rate to the job rate in annual increments during the first seven years of satisfactory service.

Work Location:

These positions exist at numerous locations throughout the State in the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Promotional Opportunities:

All levels of Mineral Resources Specialist Series are currently open to the general public. Candidates who are appointed as a Mineral Resources Specialist 1 are automatically advanced to Mineral Resources Specialist 2 level after one year of satisfactory experience. Preference in hiring for the 3 and 4 level is given to promotion candidates.

Application Procedures:

The positions in the Mineral Resources Specialist 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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