Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

Professional Engineer 4 (Environmental)

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.

Professional Engineer 4 (Environmental)
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 19-076
Application Due By 03/01/2019
Title Professional Engineer 4 (Environmental)
Location: City
DEC Region
Region 8
Regional Administration/Direction
$107,800 - $136,042 Effective 04/2018
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC Managerial/Confidential 06
Duties/Responsibilities Primary responsibility for the Region 8 civilian staff's capability to prepare for and respond to emergencies such as floods, snow storms and other natural or man - made disasters.

Primary focus will be on emergency preparation, training and response, coupled with the assumption of direct supervision of those units in the region which are tasked with emergency response.

Job duties includes developing, testing, and implementing emergency response and continuity plans, representing the Region at the eleven County Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs), engaging in the counties' Hazard Mitigation Planning process as appropriate, acting as a liaison to other state and local agencies active in emergency management in Region 8, representing the Region at the New York State Emergency Management Association meetings, and being responsible for staffing the Finger Lakes Regional Operations Center when it is activated. This would include pre-event coordination efforts and situation status reporting and resource tracking during and after response and demobilization efforts. This would also include use of Emergency Management software such as New York Responds and DPAT Tableau Dashboards to manage the Regional personnel and assets critical to emergency response.

This position would supervise DER's Regional Spill Prevention and Response and Bulk Storage programs and the DOW's Western Flood HUB programs, which include support for the Flood Control, Dam Safety & Coastal Erosion programs, and Flood Plain Management staff.

The ideal candidate would have training and experience in Emergency Response and Incident command, and have familiarity with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as well as state and local emergency management organizations and personnel. Candidates must be able to work effectively with multiple responding agencies, including DEC's Office of Public Protection and outside police and emergency service organizations. Candidates must be available and prepared to respond to events during non-traditional work hours, including nights, weekends and holidays during an emergency, and be available and "on call" as needed.
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 29/M3 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 52.6: Must have current or prior service in a title designated as 52.6 within two salary grades\one M grade of this position. To determine if your title is designated as 52.6 go to the Department of Civil Service website and search for your title under GOT-IT.
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 and overnight travel may be required. Overtime may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available for emergency response. Must be available to respond to after-hours emergencies. Must provide 24-hour response on a rotational basis and work during normal business hours.
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


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.