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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
Application Due By
Title Assistant Engineer (Environmental) / Engineer Trainee
Location: City
DEC
Division/Bureau
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
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities
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):
  1. bachelor's or higher level degree in environmental engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, geotechnical engineering, geological engineering, or sanitary engineering.
    or
  2. a bachelor's or higher-level degree in engineering supplemented by or including a minimum of one course in four of the following categories totaling at least 12 semester credit hours: water and wastewater engineering, stream and estuarine analysis, limnology, solid waste engineering, groundwater and wastewater hydrology, industrial waste treatment, physical chemical waste treatment, hazardous waste management, environmental lab, environmental engineering design, air pollution control, groundwater hydrology, hydraulic engineering, or water supply engineering; and a minimum of one course in two of the following categories totaling at least 6 semester credit hours: organic chemistry, soil mechanics, geology, environmental impact analysis, environmental law, radiological engineering, safety in engineering practice, public health/sanitation, toxicology, environmental planning and land use, or fluid mechanics. If you qualify under this option, you must submit your transcript for evaluation with your application.

If appointed to the Engineer Trainee (Grade 18) position, upon successful completion of one year as an Engineer Trainee and passing the Fundamentals of Engineering exam (FE), you will be advanced to a Grade 20 engineer position without further testing. Upon successful completion of one year as an Engineer Trainee, but do not pass the FE exam, you will have an additional year to obtain your FE. If you do not obtain your FE by the end of the second year, you will be removed from the Trainee position.

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.

To get on the continuous recruitment examination eligible list for either the Environmental Engineer 1 or Environmental Engineer, 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. If you have questions on the examination, please e-mail us at: PostingResponses@dec.ny.gov
Additional Comments
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 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.

17-238

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 *17-238
Application Due By 06/02/2017
Title Assistant Engineer (Environmental) / Engineer Trainee
Location: City
DEC
Division/Bureau
Avon/Livingston County
Region 8
Division of Water/Regional Staff
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
  1. Regulation of Municipal and Industrial Wastewater SPDES permitted facilities, involving following tasks:
    • Review of facility operational data, monitoring reports, compliance documents, etc. to ensure permit compliance and adherence to agency rules and regulations;
    • Review of SPDES permit applications, fact sheets, and facility permits, and development/drafting of SPDES permits;
    • Performance of facility compliance inspections and documentation of findings;
    • Performance of engineering reviews of proposals, reports, plans and specs for SPDES permitted facilities.
  2. Oversight of large farm (concentrated animal feeding operations) facilities throughout the Region, tasks including:
    • Conducting compliance inspections and documenting findings
    • Performing response to and inspections of complaints related to agricultural operations.
  3. Conduct routine inspections as well as response to complaints at both construction sites as well as industrial facilities to determine compliance with applicable General Permits for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity and Industrial Activity.
  4. Conduct sampling as needed at municipal, industrial and agricultural operations, as well as required for Rotating Integrated Basin Strategy (RIBS).
  5. Conduct and/or assist in response, including investigations and enforcement as necessary, of water quality related complaints from the public or other sources.
  6. Assist Regional DOW staff in monitoring conditions at DEC-operated Flood Control Projects during periods of potential flooding.
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):
  1. bachelor's or higher level degree in environmental engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, geotechnical engineering, geological engineering, or sanitary engineering.
    or
  2. a bachelor's or higher-level degree in engineering supplemented by or including a minimum of one course in four of the following categories totaling at least 12 semester credit hours: water and wastewater engineering, stream and estuarine analysis, limnology, solid waste engineering, groundwater and wastewater hydrology, industrial waste treatment, physical chemical waste treatment, hazardous waste management, environmental lab, environmental engineering design, air pollution control, groundwater hydrology, hydraulic engineering, or water supply engineering; and a minimum of one course in two of the following categories totaling at least 6 semester credit hours: organic chemistry, soil mechanics, geology, environmental impact analysis, environmental law, radiological engineering, safety in engineering practice, public health/sanitation, toxicology, environmental planning and land use, or fluid mechanics. If you qualify under this option, you must submit your transcript for evaluation with your application.
If appointed to the Engineer Trainee (Grade 18) position, upon successful completion of one year as an Engineer Trainee and passing the Fundamentals of Engineering exam (FE), you will be advanced to a Grade 20 engineer position without further testing. Upon successful completion of one year as an Engineer Trainee, but do not pass the FE exam, you will have an additional year to obtain your FE. If you do not obtain your FE by the end of the second year, you will be removed from the Trainee position.

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.
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, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 20 pounds.
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 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.