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Assistant Engineer (Environmental) / Engineer Trainee

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.

Assistant Engineer (Environmental) / Engineer Trainee
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *17-376
Application Due By 09/29/2017
Title Assistant Engineer (Environmental) / Engineer Trainee
Location: City
DEC
Division/Bureau
Buffalo
Region 9
Division of Water
Salary:
Grade:
$55,494 - $78,014 Effective April 2017
18/20 Salary and appointment level is dependent upon the qualifications of the 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
  • Participates on multi-agency/interdisciplinary project teams to identify and address impacts of water and sediment quality pollution, chemical/biological problems associated with sediment and non-point source runoff, and coastal/shoreline resilience including habitat protection or restoration.
  • Conducts technical reviews of sediment quality studies and proposed remediation alternatives including dredging and dredge material management activities.
  • Inspects, monitors, and generally oversees dredging-related activities as appropriate.
  • Conduct environmental sampling and shoreline geotechnical assessments that must be done according to landowner availability, often after normal work hours.
  • Prepares and reviews environmental assessment and engineering plans, models, designs and specifications; evaluates potential concerns/improvements (no approval) for pollution remedies, structural/non-structural coastal resilience, and shoreline habitat or wetland restoration.
  • Plans, designs and conducts source trackdown studies and extent of contamination assessments to determine pollutant sources & loading to streams and lakes.
  • Develops scope of work for technical engineering studies to be outsourced as needed.
  • Prepares statements of work for research, assessment and monitoring studies; evaluates engineering design/feasibility/construction proposals; oversees pertinent grant/contract projects, applying cost, safety and performance controls as needed.
  • Interacts with DEC Water and Environmental Remediation Programs, providing support to them as directed by supervisor.
  • Provides technical and engineering assistance to non-DEC project parties.
  • Develops technical presentations of complex environmental data/information in PowerPoint, GIS or other appropriate computer software.
  • Writes and reviews technical reports.
  • Supervises engineering technicians and student interns.
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
Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service in a title designated as appropriate for transfer in accordance with Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law.
Transfer eligible under 70.4 - Meet the open competitive minimum qualifications (see below)

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications (see 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 55 b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles):

Engineer Trainee, NS

Minimum Qualifications:
The minimum qualifications for the Assistant Engineer (Environmental) to be filled at the Engineer Trainee level are as follows:

A bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Environmental Design Engineering; Environmental Resources Engineering; Environmental Systems Engineering; Water Resources Engineering or Forestry Engineering.

OR

Proof of successful completion of a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.

Assistant Engineer (Environmental), G-20

Minimum Qualifications:
Proof of successful completion of a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.

Individuals appointed as an Engineer Trainee are required to complete a minimum of one year of successful performance as an Engineer Trainee and pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. If you obtain your FE by the end of the first year, you will be advanced to the appropriate appoint-level-changed (PR-50) Grade 20 Assistant Engineer title. If you do not obtain your FE by the end of the second year of the traineeship, you will be terminated from your position.


Applying now may or may not get you considered for this opening, but we frequently have openings for this title. If you have questions on the examination, please e-mail us at: PostingResponses@dec.ny.gov

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 and work in remote areas and adverse weather conditions. Travel and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Information:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to conduct group meetings and defend technical approaches to complex environmental problems.
  • Proficient in collecting, interpreting and presenting complex environmental measurement data, preparing quality assurance plans, statistical analysis and applying established field protocols.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite software
  • Working knowledge of current New York State water quality rules and regulations; principles of geo-engineering, hydrology or storm/wastewater systems.
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.

*17-383

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.

Assistant Engineer (Environmental) / Engineer Trainee
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *17-383
Application Due By 09/29/2017
Title Assistant Engineer (Environmental) / Engineer Trainee
Location: City
DEC
Division/Bureau

Albany
Central Office
Environmental Remediation

Salary:
Grade:
$55,494 - $78,014 Effective April 2017
18/20 Salary and appointment level is dependent upon the qualifications of the 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 Provide engineering and policy support necessary to bring petroleum and chemical spill clean-up projects to proper completion. Review and evaluate investigative reports, remedial action plans and spill closure reports for completeness and feasibility. Review environmental models and evaluate alternate exit strategies. Review exposure assessments and mitigation plans. Provide support on visible issues and technically challenging sites as requested. Monitor expenditures from the Oil Spill Fund and review contractor's applications for payment. Review Investigative Summary Reports (ISR) and other technical documents for completeness and technical accuracy. Assist the Oil Spill Fund, Civil Recoveries and DEC attorneys with enforcement, litigation support and cost recovery as needed. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required to communicate with the regulated public, other emergency response personnel, consultants, regional staff and central office staff. Two or more years of experience in environmental engineering/remediation is preferred. Proficiency in groundwater modeling and remedial optimization is preferred.
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
Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service in a title designated as appropriate for transfer in accordance with Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law.
Transfer eligible under 70.4 - Meet the open competitive minimum qualifications (see below)

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications (see 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 55 b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles):

Engineer Trainee, NS

Minimum Qualifications:
The minimum qualifications for the Assistant Engineer (Environmental) to be filled at the Engineer Trainee level are as follows:

A bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Environmental Design Engineering; Environmental Resources Engineering; Environmental Systems Engineering; Water Resources Engineering or Forestry Engineering.

OR

Proof of successful completion of a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.

Assistant Engineer (Environmental), G-20

Minimum Qualifications:
Proof of successful completion of a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.

Individuals appointed as an Engineer Trainee are required to complete a minimum of one year of successful performance as an Engineer Trainee and pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. If you obtain your FE by the end of the first year, you will be advanced to the appropriate appoint-level-changed (PR-50) Grade 20 Assistant Engineer title. If you do not obtain your FE by the end of the second year of the traineeship, you will be terminated from your position.

Applying now may or may not get you considered for this opening, but we frequently have openings for this title. If you have questions on the examination, please e-mail us at: PostingResponses@dec.ny.gov
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 work in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available for emergency response. 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.
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.