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Environmental Program 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.

Environmental Program Specialist 1
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *17-004
Application Due By 01/20/2017
Title Environmental Program Specialist 1; including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2 level
Location: City
DEC Region
Division/Bureau
Albany
Central Office
Technical Support/Environmental Remediation
Salary:
Grade:
$40,507 - $67,827 (Effective 4/1/2015)
18/13/14 Salary and appointment level dependent upon qualifications of candidate.
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Contingent Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities This position employs various administrative tasks necessary to comply with the programs managed by DER under Part 6NYCRR 375, e.g., State Superfund (SSF), Brownfield Cleanup (BCP), and Environmental Restoration (ERP) Programs. This includes but not limited to: Performing detailed BCP Application reviews, processing BCA Amendments, and Change of Use Notices. Timely meet statutory obligations for all public notifications associated with maintaining the NYS Registry. Maintain data quality of site information on DER's internal database as well as site information required to be available on DEC's public website. Provide administrative support to DER's Periodic Review process, demonstrating compliance with certifications required by law. Coordinate and track several all ongoing assignments to completion in an independent and timely manner. Additional tasks to be discussed during the interview process.
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 - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 11 or higher and either:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;
or
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as a Environmental Program Specialist 1 (including trainees), Administrative Aide, Administrative Assistant, Agency Program Aide, Biologist 1 (Aquatic), (Ecology), (Marine), (Wildlife), Citizens Participation Specialist 1, Environmental Analyst 1 and trainee 2, Environmental Conservation Program Aide, Environmental Engineering Technician 2 & 3, Fish and Wildlife Technician 3, Legal Assistant 2, Mineral Resources Technician 2, Pesticide Control Specialist 1 & 2, Public Health Specialist 2 Environmental, Sanitary Construction Inspector 1 & 2 Senior Administrative Analyst, Senior Engineering Research Editor.

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): a bachelor's or higher level degree in environmental planning, environmental science, or environmental studies; geography; natural science; physical science; civil, environmental, or geological engineering; planning; public policy studies or public administration; landscape architecture; urban planning or urban studies; economics; or business administration.

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 Comment Overtime 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 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.

17-017

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.

Environmental Program Specialist 1
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *17-017
Application Due By 01/27/2017
Title

Environmental Program Specialist 1; including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2 level
(2 Positions)

Location: City
DEC Region
Division/Bureau

Avon
Region 8
Environmental Remediation/Regional Staff

Salary:
Grade:
$40,507 - $67,827 (Effective 4/1/2015)
18/13/14 Salary and appointment level dependent upon qualifications of 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

1st Position Duties include: Become proficient in all areas of petroleum and chemical bulk storage regulations and administration of these programs. Work independently to conduct deadline driven comprehensive inspections of facilities for compliance with both the New York State Petroleum and Chemical Bulk Storage regulations and the Federal Underground Storage Tank Regulations. Provide timely post-inspection database updates and where warranted file notices of violations.
Enforce Petroleum Bulk Storage and Chemical Bulk Storage Regulations and Article 17 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law. Work with Law Enforcement and Legal Counsel through referrals to bring violators into compliance. Complete administrative reports, public presentations, and special projects as required. Assist Regional Spill Engineer with Regional Management Program tasks as assigned. As program needs dictate, provide supervision of the Region 8 Bulk Storage program. Be trained and maintain training to respond and follow-up during workday and after-hours to petroleum and chemical spills and emergency incidents as required/directed. Become proficient in practices needed to retain and provide oversight of State-hired contractors where appropriate for Petroleum/HazMat spill cleanup. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required to communicate with the regulated public, regional staff and central office staff. Prepare and present to the public various aspects of the bulk storage program as needed/requested.

2nd Position Duties include: Perform fieldwork oversight, inspections, follow-up investigations, sampling and remedial activities at inactive hazardous waste disposal sites. Assist staff (including Central Office and New York State Department of Health staff) on regional project oversights, sampling, and inspections, as needed. Review technical documents including Site Characterizations, RI/FS, and RD/RA work plans; contract documents; and health & safety plans. Attend meetings to provide technical assistance related to haz waste site investigation and review change orders and payment vouchers for remedial construction and other projects, when directed by supervisor. Communicate with the public on project-related issues.
• Complete required training, including 40 hr HAZWOPER course and respirator fit testing. Inventory and maintain HWR's equipment and boxed files in storage.

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 - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 11 or higher and either:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;
or
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as a Environmental Program Specialist 1 (including trainees), Administrative Aide, Administrative Assistant, Agency Program Aide, Biologist 1 (Aquatic), (Ecology), (Marine), (Wildlife), Citizens Participation Specialist 1, Environmental Analyst 1 and trainee 2, Environmental Conservation Program Aide, Environmental Engineering Technician 2 & 3, Fish and Wildlife Technician 3, Legal Assistant 2, Mineral Resources Technician 2, Pesticide Control Specialist 1 & 2, Public Health Specialist 2 Environmental, Sanitary Construction Inspector 1 & 2 Senior Administrative Analyst, Senior Engineering Research Editor.

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): a bachelor's or higher level degree in environmental planning, environmental science, or environmental studies; geography; natural science; physical science; civil, environmental, or geological engineering; planning; public policy studies or public administration; landscape architecture; urban planning or urban studies; economics; or business administration.

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 Comment Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including respirator, will be required. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain and work in remote areas and adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available for emergency response. Must be available to respond to after- hour's emergencies.
Must successfully complete (or have completed) the 40 hour OSHA 1910.120 training course and all other required training. Must complete an annual Health and Safety Program including medical monitoring, fit testing, and 40 (or 8) hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 35 pounds.
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 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