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Mined Land Reclamation 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.

Mined Land Reclamation Specialist 1
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *15-00144
Application Due By 5/29/15
Title Mined Land Reclamation Specialist 1
Location: City
DEC Region
Central Office
Mineral Resources/Resource Development & Reclamation
$52,293 - $66,494 (Effective 4/2014)
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 The Central Office MLRS1 will be responsible for generating the regulatory fee billing and fee dispute resolution, assisting in making demands on financial securities, and coordinating with regional staff in developing plans for reclamation of mine sites with seized financial securities. The CO MLRS1 coordinates the monitoring and enforcement of the regulatory program fee with the Regulatory Program Fee Unit, regional staff, and the Attorney General's office. The MLRS 1 also will assisting in developing ongoing staff training and the development of the annual staff meeting.
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 - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 16 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications - see below.

Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles): Bachelor's or higher level degree in agriculture, agronomy,botany, environmental or natural sciences, forestry, geography, geology, horticulture, landscape architecture, or mining; or in agricultural, chemical, civil, environmental, mining, petroleum, or geological engineering. In addition, candidate must have one year of professional experience in mining* and/or reclamation of land.
* Mining means the extraction of minerals other than oil, gas or solution salt. Along with your resume, please provide a copy of your qualifying degree and verifiable work experience.

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications above 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.

Promotion Qualifications: (provided for State employees if the position can be filled on a provisional basis) One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Mineral Resources Technician 2, or two years of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service as a Mineral Resources Technician 1

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. 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: 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.