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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 *17-433
Application Due By 10/27/2017
Title Assistant Engineer (Environmental) / Engineer Trainee
Location: City
DEC
Division/Bureau
Buffalo
Region 9
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 *Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities
  1. Perform compliance inspections at Petroleum Bulk Storage (PBS) facilities.

  2. Perform compliance inspections at Major Oil Storage Facilities (MOSFs).

  3. Review documentation provided in response to NOVs to determine adequacy of responses.

  4. Prepare and process MOSF Licenses.

  5. Process PBS applications for renewals, information corrections and modifications.

  6. Track overdue PBS registrations.

  7. Prepare Legal Referrals for PBS sites that have not come into compliance.

  8. Perform inspections of underground tank closures/removals.

  9. Review tank closure site assessment reports.

  10. Track annual tank and piping test records.

  11. Search Bulk Storage records in response to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests.

  12. Answer phone calls and emails from the public regarding the Bulk Storage programs.

  13. Provide outreach and educational presentations about the Bulk Storage programs for various outside groups.
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.

NOTE:
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.

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.
Preferred Qualifications
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.

AND/OR

One year of engineering experience in sanitary, public health or environmental engineering.

Additional Comments Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate 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. 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. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 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 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.


*17-441

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 *17-441
Application Due By 10/27/2017
Title Assistant Engineer (Environmental) / Engineer Trainee
Location: City
DEC
Division/Bureau
Albany
Central Office
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

This posting is for an Environmental Engineer/Environmental Engineer 1, within the Division of Water's (DOW), Bureau of Water Permits. The candidate will serve as a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit writer.

  • Apply knowledge of the Clean Water Act and State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit program in developing individual or general SPDES permits...
  • Develop new and periodically review and renew permits for consistency and conformance with regulations, polices, and procedures.
  • Interact with permittees, their representatives, engineers, and various member of the public on permit issues.
  • Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships and communicate constructively with Federal, State and local government agencies, engineering firms, various non-governmental groups, and the public.
  • Review engineering reports, plans, and specifications for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment systems and facilities, and recommend these plans for approval.
  • Conduct water quality evaluations and derive water quality based effluent limitations for SPDES permits
  • Assist in development of regulations, policies, and guidance documents.
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.

NOTE:
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.

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.

Preferred Qualifications
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.

AND/OR

One year of engineering experience in sanitary, public health or environmental engineering.

Additional Comments

Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to work additional hours and travel as needed including overnight (~20%). Must have or be able to develop a solid working knowledge of computer systems, including word processing, spreadsheets, geographic information systems, and ability to perform basic statistical analysis. Must be able to prepare effective written communications. Candidate must be able to function effectively in large group settings and venues including public presentation.

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.