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Environmental Engineer 3

Applications accepted from current State employees and former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement. You must meet the minimum qualification.

Environmental Engineer 3
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 15-00223
Application Due By 8/07/15
Title Environmental Engineer 3
Location: City
DEC Division/Bureau
Region 7
Air Resources
$83,493 - $102,838
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)

The Regional Air Pollution Control Engineer (RAPCE) supervises the Regional Air Quality section which currently comprises 5 engineers, 1 program specialist and 1 seasonal staff person. The primary responsibilities of this section are reviewing and issuing air quality permits and registrations, conducting field inspections, and conducting enforcement actions necessary to achieve compliance. In addition, the section responds to air pollution complaints, and responds to information requests from the public and regulated entities. The RAPCE is responsible for overseeing these activities in the Region. The RAPCE is also responsible for managing section staff including distributing workload, reviewing timecards, completing evaluations, and participating in Regional and Division Management meetings.

1. Supervise and manage the regional Air Resources programs.
2. Perform administrative duties regarding time and attendance, travel, budgeting, FOIL, work plans, evaluations, etc.
3. Provide clear direction to staff regarding priorities and assignments. Delegate and assign work equitably, effectively and promptly. Meet regularly with staff as a group and individually; keep performance programs and evaluations current.
4. Respond to inquiries and complaints in a timely manner. Keep Regional Engineer and Regional Director informed on high profile projects and through verbal and written communication.
5. Coordinate with other DEC programs and regions and other state, federal and local agencies. Communicate in a positive and productive manner.
6. Monitor enforcement and compliance for regional and divisional initiatives.
7. Oversee permitting activities within the region. Identify and resolve problems.
8. Manage resources efficiently. Inventory and secure equipment.
9. Coordinate with Regional Engineer, Regional attorney, Central Office, and EPA on permit and compliance matters.

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 25 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as a an Associate Sanitary Engineer.

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.

Communicate with other Divisions, Bureaus within DEC, as well as other States, State and federal agencies and interested parties on SIPs, rulemakings and potential control measures. As necessary, draft comments on federal initiatives that relate to the duties described above.
Additional Comments Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including a respirator, will be required. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain, work in remote areas and in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available for emergency response and be available to respond to after-hours emergencies.
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.