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Research Scientist 4

Applications accepted from the general public (including current and past state employees.) You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Research Scientist 4
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *17-440+
Application Due By 10/27/2017
Title Research Scientist 4 - Air Pollution
Location: City
DEC Region
Central Office
Air Resources/Air Quality Surveillance
$88,603 - $109,133 Effective 04/2017

Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type *Permanent/Non-Competitive+
Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities The Research Scientist IV with the Bureau of Air Quality Surveillance will serve as Chief of the Monitoring Support Section, supervising a staff of ten professionals. The primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following tasks:
  • overseeing the staff and resources of the air toxics and pesticide laboratories and providing technical assistance as needed;
  • conducting and guiding research on new analysis and collection methods for trace levels of air toxics and particulates;
  • researching emerging air monitoring technology and methods and designing special monitoring projects and stations;
  • overseeing required data reporting and documentation and preparing comprehensive data reports for air toxics and other pollutants in response to internal and external data requests;
  • maintaining Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Assurance Project Plans for EPA grant projects;
  • providing technical support on air monitoring issues to the department and other agencies; and,
  • representing the department on scientific committees such as the Clean Air Science Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA).
  • Must be able to supervise the work of subordinate employees, interact professionally with co-workers and supervisors, and work collaboratively in team settings.
  • Must possess strong communication skills to effectively communicate program findings and information to State and federal counterparts, the regulated community and general public in a clear and professional manner.
  • Must be able to travel to meetings and conferences.
  • Must be able to prepare detailed, technically accurate, well written reports.
  • Must have knowledge and experience in the use of higher level computer programs.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
+Minimum Qualifications for Non-Competitive Appointments:
A Bachelor's Degree and five years of professional research experience in the appropriate field; or a Master's Degree in the appropriate field and four years of professional research experience in that field;or a doctorate in the appropriate field and two years of such experience. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. A Master of Science or higher degree in Physical or Atmospheric Sciences or related field is preferred. Area of Specialty is Air Pollution.
Preference will be given to candidates who possess experience in the following fields: air quality instrumentation and method development, statistical analysis and interpretation of data, operation and maintenance of air toxics laboratory equipment (GC/MS), research and evaluation of emerging air quality monitoring techniques.
Additional Comments Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required.
To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are meet and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:

Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060

Fax: (518) 402-9038


Additional Notes:

If you are on an eligible list for this title, please state that information and your score in a cover letter.

State Employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must included two envelopes for each position.

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.