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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
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 18-597
Application Due By 11/23/2018
Title Professional Engineer 4 (Environmental)
Location: City
DEC Region
Division/Bureau
Albany
Central Office
Environmental Remediation/Remedial Bureau C
Salary:
Grade:
$107,800 - $136,042 Effective 04/2018
M4
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Contingent Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC Managerial/Confidential 06
Duties/Responsibilities
  • Supervise Remedial Bureau C (RBC), which consists of four sections. Provide day-to-day direction of the Bureau's Section Chiefs (SCs) and support staff. Provide overall management of the Bureau.
  • Manage environmental remediation activities in the State Superfund (SSF) Program, Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP), Environmental Restoration Program (ERP), and RCRA-C Corrective Action Program for sites located in DEC Regions 3 and 6.
  • Manage the Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Program statewide. Oversee the implementation of the MGP remedial programs for approximately 250 MGP sites in New York. Serve as the principal Division contact for MGP issues with the seven utilities operating in New York State with MGP remedial programs. Develop and implement technical standards and policies relating to the investigation and remediation of MGP sites.
  • Work with SCs to prepare RBC's annual work plan and submit that work plan to the Division Director's (DD) Office, once prepared. The BD must also work with SCs to balance work load between sections depending on staffing changes and new projects.
  • Review and approve Internal Guidance Policy No. 15 (IGP-15) requests, Work Assignment requests, Office of General Counsel (OGC) referrals, significant threat/non-significant threat packages, etc.
  • Regularly meet with RBC staff and Regional Hazardous Waste Remediation Engineers (RHWREs - R3 and R6), regarding significant technical or policy issues on their sites. In the absence of a RHWRE in Region 3, provide technical and administrative guidance to DER staff in Region 3.
  • Handle/delegate to appropriate RBC staff any project-related requests from DER DD/Assistant Division Director (ADD) or DEC Executive.
  • Recommend remedies for SSF, BCP, ERP, MGP and RCRA projects in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and guidance.
  • Meeting Attendance. Meetings can range from 20% to 50% of the BD's weekly schedule. Meetings may be project related, policy oriented, or regularly scheduled (e.g., BCP Eligibility, SSF Reclassification, Tracking, OGC Docket).
  • Develop/review Governor's, Commissioner's and Executive Staff correspondence.
  • Immediately deal with Press Inquiries, mindful of established deadlines.
  • Attend or assign to SCs on a rotating basis, BCP pre-application meetings scheduled by R3 or R6 RHWRE.
  • Assign new BCP projects to RBC Sections or Regions 3 or 6.
  • Review, comment and approve BCP application packages, reclassification packages and BCP significant threat packages to circulate for others to review (e.g., DD, ADD, BDs, OGC). Approve non-significant threat packages for BCP sites and send these to the Bureau of Technical Support (BTS) for proper documentation in the DER database, the Unified Information System (UIS).
  • Review and respond (to all DER/OGC reviewers) on BCP application approvals/Brownfield Cleanup Agreements (BCAs) when the DD's Office routes them. Incorporate, as needed, language regarding the eligibility of tangible property tax credits. The BD must also update the UIS 'Extra Details' section and enter information in the UIS Application Approval project under 'Current Status', to document decisions reached relative to program and tangible tax credit eligibility.
  • Review and submit for Executive/DD approval fact sheets and other public notices. Transmit Executive/DD-reviewed fact sheets to the DER Policy and Planning Section for release.
  • Attend all RBC project reviews and provide input to staff on how to move project forward and complete the cleanups.
  • Review, comment and circulate Decision Documents, Proposed Remedial Action Plans and Records of Decision for DD approval. Resolve conflicting comments from reviewers; raise to ADD if necessary. Perform quality control of documents forwarded to the DD's Office
  • Review, comment and sign off on Certificate of Completion (COC) packages.
  • Evaluate and approve requests from the RHWRE or RBC SCs to create 'P' or 'potential' sites.
  • Attend weekly BD meetings and hold weekly SC meetings as necessary to discuss noteworthy topics and issues with SCs.
  • Respond to FOIL requests and assign them to RBC staff, as needed.
  • Review Monthly Report once SC updates are complete and notify SCs, and R3/6 RHWREs of any overdue dates.
  • Prepare for and attend monthly tracking meetings with ADD.
  • Prepare for and attend quarterly OGC docket meetings with SCs and RHWREs.
  • Complete performance programs and performance evaluations for the RBC SCs and for support staff. Also approve leave requests and review/approve LATS time sheets for these staff.
  • Monitor RBC budget and expenditures and request reallocations or additional allocations as applicable. If non personal service budget is limited, allocate that budget among sections.
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 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. 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.

18-629

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
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 18-629
Application Due By 11/30/2018
Title Professional Engineer 4 (Environmental)
Location: City
DEC Region
Division/Bureau
Albany
Central Office
Water/Water Compliance
Salary:
Grade:
$107,800 - $136,042 Effective 04/2018
M4
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 Responsible for managing and directing the activities in the Bureau of Water Compliance which includes four Sections. Bureau duties include state and federal compliance assurance; compliance program management and consistency of implementation statewide; SPDES inspection and electronic reporting programs; enforcing regulations when necessary; Sewage pollution right-to-know Act management; compliance oversight of major New York City Orders; aiding compliance including management of water quality improvement projects; and fiscal planning and management of internal and external revenue and funding.

Leadership and supervision to the Bureau. Prepare and implement annual Bureau work plans and manage fiscal resources allocated to the Bureau. Administer employee evaluation and review program.
Serve as liaison and state representative in coordinating with various federal and state agencies.
Represent the Department and the Division of Water on regional and interstate associations.
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 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. Travel 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: 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.