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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 *17-180
Application Due By 04/28/2017
Title Assistant Engineer (Environmental) / Engineer Trainee
Location: City
DEC
Division/Bureau
Avon/Livingston County
Region 8
Environmental Remediation
Salary:
Grade:
$54,406 - $76,484 Effective April 2016
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 Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities
  1. Conduct comprehensive inspections of facilities for compliance with both the New York State Petroleum and Chemical Bulk Storage regulations and the Federal Underground Storage Tank Regulations.
  2. Enforce Petroleum Bulk Storage and Chemical Bulk Storage Regulations and Article 17 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law.
  3. Complete administrative reports, public presentations, and special projects as required. Assist Regional Spill Engineer with regional management program tasks as assigned.
  4. As program needs dictate, provide supervision of the Region 8 Bulk Storage program. Interact with public regarding Bulk Storage program.
  5. Respond during workday and after-hours to petroleum and chemical spills, emergency incidents and fishkills, as required/directed. Complete detailed inspection report while on-site and update spills database in a timely manner. Insure proper cleanup is completed. Retain State-hired contractors where appropriate for Petroleum/HazMat spill cleanup.
  6. Follow-up oversight on active spills as assigned to insure proper cleanup. Collect evidence to identify the source, the cause and the responsible parties for spills. Provide general guidance regarding proper transport and disposal of spill debris.
  7. Provide direct oversight of State-hired petroleum spill cleanup contractors. Payment applications for State-hired petroleum spill cleanup contractors are to be evaluated for accuracy and completeness, processed and submitted to Central Office in a prompt manner. Investigative Summary Reports (ISR), for cost recovery, are to be prepared in a prompt, complete and thorough manner.
  8. Review and evaluate investigation reports, remedial action plans and spill closure reports for completeness and accuracy. Provide clear and concise verbal and/or written correspondence to responsible parties, impacted parties, consultants and contractors in a prompt manner.
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 at Salary Grade 13 or higher.
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 Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including respirator, will be required. 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 available for emergency response. Must be available to respond to after- hour's emergencies. Must provide 24 hour response on a rotational basis and work during normal business hours. 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 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.

*17-181

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 *17-181
Application Due By 04/28/2017
Title Assistant Engineer (Environmental) / Engineer Trainee
Location: City
DEC
Division/Bureau
Watertown
Region 6
Air Resources
Salary:
Grade:
$54,406 - $76,484 Effective April 2016
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 Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities Review applications for federal Title V and State Facility air pollution control permits and registrations for approval, and draft corresponding permits/registrations. Conduct field inspections at regulated facilities, including the preparation of written reports and recommendations of compliance status for supervisor review. Respond to complaints (must be able to communicate effectively and convey specific factual information verbally and in writing). Coordinate with central office staff on fee disputes, including the research and analysis of computer records.
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 at Salary Grade 13 or higher.
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 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

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.