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Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental)

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

Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental)
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Posting Specific Information
Control Number 17-011
Application Due By 01/27/2017
Title Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental)
Location: City
DEC Region
Central Office
Air Resources/Air Quality Planning
$72,735 - $91,821 Effective 4/2015
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)

The primary responsibilities of the Environmental Engineer 2 with the Bureau of Air Quality Planning's (BAQP) State Implementation Plan (SIP) Planning Section will be:

1. Lead the development of ozone SIPs and related documents. Provide technical input and prepare and coordinate the required submittals to EPA.
2. Assist in the technical development of criteria pollutant SIPs and related work.
3. Assist in the development of litigation associated with DAR's planning activities.
4. Participate on technical committees and conference calls with various commissions and agencies in support of SIP development.
5. Use various training tools, attend training courses, and review regulations and guidance documents to maintain expertise and contribute to important bureau functions.
6. Supervise junior staff to achieve section goals.
7. Complete special assignments as needed.

Essential Functions:

• Ability to understand and manipulate higher level computer software programs.
• Strong written and oral communication skills to present results.
• Ability to maintain and continually broaden a working knowledge of technology intensive, mandatory programs.
• Capable of participating in the Division's work planning effort which requires good organization skills and working relationships.
• Ability to travel to meetings and outside conferences as required. Ability to represent Bureau or Division at meetings, conferences and other public appearances.
• Capable of dealing effectively with the general public, government and other outside entities.
• Possess good management skills.

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 22 or higher and either:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as an Environmental Engineer 2 Civil, Senior Sanitary Engineer. Additional qualifications may be required.

Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;

Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 70.4 transfer eligibles): a New York State Professional Engineer's license and current registration. AND Two years of full-time experience in professional environmental engineering*.

possession of a professional engineer's license and current registration from a State or Territory of the United States by means of a 16-hour written licensing examination which is the equivalent of that given in New York State. Candidates appointed under this option must secure a New York State professional engineer's license and registration prior to appointment.
*Professional environmental engineering experience is defined as the application of engineering principles in identifying and solving engineering problems related to protecting and remediating air, land, and water resources.

If there is a viable promotion examination eligible list (three acceptors) for this position, candidates who qualify based on 70.4 transfer or under the 55-b/55-c options cannot be considered.

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.

The following two links go to NYS Civil Service website.

To get on the continuous recruitment examination eligible list for the Environmental Engineer 2 Open Competitive eligible list or Environmental Engineer 2 Promotion eligible list, see the examination announcement on the Department of Civil Service website. Applying now may or may not get you considered for this opening, but we frequently have openings for this title. Questions on the examination? E-mail us at:
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.

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 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.