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Environmental Engineer 1/Environmental Engineer

Applications accepted from current State employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement and 55-b/c candidates. You must meet the minimum qualification.

Environmental Engineer 1 / Environmental Engineer
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *15-00102
Application Due By 4/3/15
Title Environmental Engineer 1 / Environmental Engineer
Location: City
Central Office
Water/Flood Protection & Dam Safety
$44,370- $73,519 (Effective April 2014)
20/15 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)

Perform duties as a project manager for various state/federal sponsored coastal projects.
1. Provide technical review for US Army Corp of Engineers (ACOE) coastal projects.
Review DEC permit applications and assist with permit oversight.
2. Assist ACOE with annual inspections of completed coastal projects.
3. Oversee development, execution and administration of state contracts dealing with
coastal projects with both the ACOE and local government sponsors for ACOE projects.
Monitor expenditure of state funds. Assist in obtaining necessary real estate to build
4. Provide technical assistance with review of Coastal Erosion Hazard Area (CEHA) permit
applications and variances, and provide permit oversight as requested by regional offices
for municipal programs that are administered by the state.
5. Review and comment on local municipal CEHA laws for consistency with state laws and
regulations for municipalities that administer their own CEHA program. Conduct an
annual review of all locally administered CEHA programs and organize/participate in
Community Assistance Visits (CA Vs).
6. Address inquiries, complaints and issues raised by the regional offices, the public and
municipalities about CEHA issues. Provide CEHA maps as requested to the public.
7. Assist with enforcement for the CEHA program.
8. Assist with the rewriting of the CEHA regulations, 6NYCRR Part 505.
9. Assist with the re-mapping of the state's CEHA maps, including speaking at public
information sessions.
10. Participate with other state agencies and on various Department and Division initiatives
and task forces as assigned. Assist the Dam Safety, Flood Control and Floodplain
Management Sections in the Bureau as necessary.
11. Must be proficient with Arc GIS software.
12. Must be proficient at making public presentations and speaking with citizens one-on-one.
13. Must have a NYS driver's license and be willing to do multiple night overnight travel
from Montauk to Lake Erie.

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 and would qualify for transfer.
Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 13 or higher and either:
Transfer eligible under 70.1 - Permanent Competitive service as a Jr. Engineer, Asst. Sanitary Engineer or Environmental Engineer Civil 1.
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, environmental engineering technology, civil engineering, civil engineering technology, chemical engineering, geotechnical engineering, geological engineering, or sanitary engineering.
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 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. Questions on the examination?& E-mail us at: personnel@dec.ny.gov
Additional Comments Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain, work in remote areas and work in adverse weather conditions. Travel and overnight travel may be required. Must be available for emergency response and available to respond to after- hour's 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.