Engineering Geologist 1 - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

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Engineering Geologist 1

Applications are being accepted from current state employees, those eligible for reinstatement based on prior permanent competitive service, and candidates on an eligible list for the position. Candidates on the eligible list for the position MUST include the list title and score received in a cover letter.

Engineering Geologist 1
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number
Application Due By
Title Engineering Geologist 1
Location: City
DEC Region
$61,496 - $78,014 Effective 4/2017
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
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.


Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 18 or higher and in a title eligible for transfer to Engineering Geologist 1 under Section 70.1.

For eligibility under 70.4 transfer, Provisional appointment, or 55b/c appointment, employees must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below. Please note that if applying under the 55b/c program, candidates must include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55b/c program.

Open Competitive Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or higher in geological sciences, which includes engineering geology, geophysics, geochemistry, earth science, or environmental geoscience.


1 year of professional geological experience and have passed the Fundamentals of Geology (FG) Exam.

Examples of professional geology experience are, but are not limited to: Experience that involves actual evaluations of subsurface conditions. For example, all forms of hydrogeology (including environmental or water supply subsurface investigations), exploration work in the mining or oil and gas industries, or production drilling. Geophysical and geotechnical investigations focused on geologic conditions and interpretation of data from laboratory analysis and studies.

Examples of non-qualifying experience are, but not limited to: Hydrological experience focused primarily on surface water as opposed to groundwater, including flood analysis, reservoir or storm sewer design, and similar work. Geography and exclusively laboratory-based work such as preparing thin sections for microscopic analysis, or preparing soil and rock samples for chemical analysis. Planning and evaluation of pipelines, storage tanks, tank integrity and related work.

If there is a viable promotion examination eligible list (three acceptors) for this position, candidates who qualify based on 70.4 transfer cannot be considered.

NOTE: In accordance with Chapter 475 of the Laws of 2014, all professional geologists in New York State must obtain licensure under Title VIII of the Education Law; based on this, you will be required to obtain your professional geology license in order to be promoted in the future.
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


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.