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Mineral Resources Specialist 2/Mineral Resources Specialist 1

Applications accepted from current State employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement and 55-b/c candidates. You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Mineral Resources Specialist 2/Mineral Resources Specialist 1
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *14-00155
Application Due By 10/24/14
Title Mineral Resources Specialist 2/Mineral Resources Specialist 1
Location: City DEC Region Division/Bureau Albany
Central Office
Mineral Resources/Bureau of Oil & Gas Permitting and Management
$44,370 - $73,519 (effective April 2014)
20/15 - 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 Mineral Resources Specialist 1, you would perform beginning-level professional mineral resources work under the supervision of higher-level staff. You would be advanced, without further examination, to Mineral Resources Specialist 2 (current salary $56,813) after one year of satisfactory service as a Mineral Resources Specialist 1.

As a Mineral Resources Specialist 2, you would perform technical and environmental evaluations on all drilling permit applications and resolve any technical questions or deficiencies; conduct detailed compliance 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 analysis/studies; and assist in managing computerized information systems and the onshore leasing programs.
Minimum Qualifications

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

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.

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 must also have 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.

If you are on an examination eligible list for the position title, you do not need to respond to this posting UNLESS you are also eligible for appointment by transfer, reinstatement or reassignment as defined above; or the appointment type is provisional or temporary. The eligible list(s) will be canvassed as appropriate. Always respond to an eligible list canvass.
Additional Comments Must have a 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 work in adverse weather conditions. 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 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: personnel@dec.ny.gov

Additional Notes:

If you are a permanent NYS employee not employed by the Department of Environmental Conservation or applying for reinstatement, please provide your social security number so that appointment eligibility may be verified.

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.