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Engineering Geologist

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.

Engineering Geologist
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *17-109+
Application Due By 03/24/2017
Title Engineering Geologist
Location: City

Region 9
Materials Management

$45,257 - $57,697 Effective 04/15
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent/Provisional+
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities Ensure compliance with 6NYCRR Part 360 regulations at solid waste management facilities (SWMFs), including active and inactive landfills, construction and demolition debris landfills, vehicle dismantling and other facilities which have environmental monitoring plans in place. Provide oversight of groundwater well installation activities at SWMFs and document observations to confirm that construction meets regulatory requirements. Conduct approximately 50 facility inspections per year, with particular focus on the groundwater monitoring systems in place at SWMFs. Complete inspection reports in a timely manner. Oversight of sampling activities and monitoring well installations/repairs at all SWMFs are also part of the duties for this geologist. The geologist is responsible for the oversight of hydrogeological activities at numerous major active facilities in the region. Duties include the review of site investigations, work plans for groundwater monitoring, sampling and analysis plans, and laboratory quality assurance plans for these facilities and for proposed new or expansion landfills. Each of the regulated SWMFs submits quarterly and/or annual monitoring reports which must be reviewed and critiqued. The geologist enters and tracks all monitoring data submitted by these facilities in a hydrogeological database system. Assist in conducting environmental sampling as needed. Assist in enforcement actions as needed and assist supervisor in timely resolution of all issues. Additional duties related to SWMFs as assigned by supervisor. Handle and respond to inquiries from the public and other stakeholders on solid waste issues. Work in a cooperative manner with other units in the Department to coordinate appropriate response to issues/violations. Will be required to communicate Department requirements to facility operators and outside parties in an effective manner. Ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills and proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements

+ Minimum Qualifications for Provisional Appointments:

Bachelor's or higher level degree including or supplemented by at least 60 semester credit hours in the physical sciences and mathematics, at least 30 semester credit hours of which must be in geology, engineering geology, hydro geology, geological engineering, or geophysics.

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 13 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications 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 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles)
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. 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 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


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.