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Mineral Resources Specialist 1/Mineral Resources Specialist 2

Applications are being accepted from current state employees, those eligible for reinstatement based on prior permanent competitive service, and candidates on an eligible list for the position. Candidates on the eligible list for the position MUST include the list title and score received in a cover letter.

Mineral Resources Specialist 1/Mineral Resources Specialist 2
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 18-306
Application Due By 06/01/2018
Title Mineral Resources Specialist 1/Mineral Resources Specialist 2
Location: City
DEC Region Division/Bureau
Avon
Region 8
Minerals
Salary:
Grade:
$48,027 - $79,577 Effective April 2018
15/20 - salary and appointment level is dependent upon the qualifications of the candidate.
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities

As a Mineral Resources Specialist 1, you would perform beginning-level professional work in the Division of Mineral Resources Oil and Gas program under the supervision of higher-level staff. You would be advanced, without further examination, to Mineral Resources Specialist 2 after one year of satisfactory service as a Mineral Resources Specialist 1.


Duties of the Mineral Resources Specialist 1 and 2 would include the following:

  • Technical and environmental evaluations on all drilling permit applications and resolve any technical questions or deficiencies;
  • Conduct detailed compliance inspections of and monitor all phases of active drilling and plugging operations to ensure compliance with laws, regulations and permit conditions;
  • Conduct detailed compliance inspections of producing and inactive wells;
  • Research information and perform field searches/inspections for orphaned/abandoned wells;
  • 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 analyses/studies which may include generating maps, records, reports, etc.;
  • Assist in managing computerized information systems.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC
or

Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis.
or

Transfer Eligible -
Mineral Resources Specialist 1 - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 13 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below.
Mineral Resources Specialist 2 - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 18 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below.

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below and include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55-b/55-c program.

Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles): bachelor's or higher level degree in geology, engineering, petroleum engineering, geochemistry, geophysics, or geosciences.
For 70.4 transfer to Mineral Resources Specialist 2: one year of professional-level experience in drilling, development, or production for oil, gas, solution mining, or underground gas storage. Note: Experience in the drilling, development, and production of water wells is NOT qualifying experience.
Additional Comments Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain, work in remote areas and in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required.
To Apply
Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met 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

E-Mail:PostingResponses@dec.ny.gov

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 include 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.