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Careers in Environmental Conservation

Upcoming Exams

The Public Administration Traineeship Transition Program (PATT) and Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) exams have been announced. Written tests will be held on March 22, 2014 OR March 23, 2014 and applications must be received by February 5, 2014. NOTE: A new element has been added to the holding of the PCO exams; candidates with specialized education and/or work experience may also qualify for Select Job Titles (see link below). DEC titles are: Business Systems Analyst 1, Engineering Geologist, Environmental Chemist Trainee 1, Environmental Radiation Specialist 1, Forester Trainee 1, Industrial Hygienist Trainee 1.

Link to PATT announcement: http://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/prom/00-271.cfm

Link to PCO announcement:
http://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/pct/20-140.cfm?dcsnw=EA6C2521-9A09-AAFF-08006D382840E9CA

Link to PCO Dashboard:
http://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/index.cfm


NYS Department of Environmental Conservation offers career opportunities in many fields related to environmental protection and natural resource management. The following are some of our occupational groupings with information on the hiring and job rate of pay. In addition, many of the occupational titles link to a brief duties description, statement of the minimum qualifications, and other pertinent information.

Engineering, Natural Resources, Physical Science and Related Professional Positions
Title Hiring Rate Job Rate
Research Scientist 1, SG18 $51,268 $65,190
Biologist 1, SG18 (Includes: Aquatic, Ecology, Marine & Wildlife) $51,268 $65,190
Biologist Trainee 1 $38,934
Biologist Trainee 2 $41,170
Engineering Geologist 1, SG20 $56,813 $72,076
Engineering Geologist 2, SG24 $69,911 $88,256
Environmental Analyst 1, SG18 $51,268 $65,190
Environmental Analyst Trainee 1 $38,934
Environmental Analyst Trainee 2 $41,170
Environmental Chemist 1, SG18 $51,268 $65,190
Environmental Engineer, SG15 $43,500 $55,455
Environmental Engineer 1, SG20 $56,813 $72,076
Environmental Engineer 2, SG24 $69,911 $88,256
Environmental Program Specialist 1, SG18 $51,268 $65,190
Environmental Program Specialist Trainee 1 $38,934
Environmental Program Specialist Trainee 2 $41,170
Forester 1, SG18 $51,268 $65,190

Forester Trainee 1

$38,934
Forester Trainee 2 $41,170
Land Surveyor, SG20 $56,813 $72,076
Mined Land Reclamation Specialist 1, SG18 $51,268 $65,190
Mineral Resources Specialist 1, SG15 $43,500 $55,455
Mineral Resources Specialist 2, SG20 $56,813 $72,076
Mineral Resources Specialist 3, SG24 $69,911 $88,256
Mineral Resources Specialist 4, SG27 $81,856 $100,822

Enforcement, Legal and Related Positions
Title Hiring Rate Job Rate
Attorney (various levels) $45,940+ $92,974
Environmental Conservation Officer, SG15 $60,769
Environmental Conservation Officer Trainee 1 $53,304
Environmental Conservation Officer Trainee 1 (after 30 weeks) $55,703
Environmental Conservation Officer Trainee 2 $58,170
Forest Ranger 1, SG14 $58,407

Administrative/Generalist Positions
Title Hiring Rate Job Rate
Senior Accountant, SG18 $51,268 $65,190
Senior Administrative Analyst, SG18 $51,268 $65,190
Administrative Assistant, SG18 $51,268 $65,190
Agency Training and Development Specialist 1, SG18 $51,268 $65,190
Senior Budgeting Analyst, SG18 $47,952 $59,504
Citizen Participation Specialist 1, SG18 $51,268 $65,190
Information Technology Specialist 2, SG18 $51,268 $65,190
Senior Personnel Administrator, SG18 $47,952 $59,504

Clerical/Secretarial Positions
Title Hiring Rate Job Rate
Calculations Clerk 1, SG6 $27,744 $34,317
Clerk 1, SG6 $27,744 $34,317
Keyboard Specialist 1, SG6 $27,744 $34,317

Technical/Paraprofessional Positions
Title Hiring Rate Job Rate
Environmental Engineering Technician 1, SG08 $29,535 $38,089
Environmental Engineering Technician 2, SG13 $38,934 $49,821
Fish & Wildlife Technician 2, SG13 $40,903 $49,821
Fish Culturist 1, SG11 $36,523 $44,762
Forestry Technician 2, SG13 $40,903 $49,821
Laboratory Technician, SG09 $32,653 $40,136
Mineral Resources Technician 1, SG14 $41,170 $52,552
Mineral Resources Technician Trainee $34,838
Mineral Resources Technician 2, SG19 $54,045 $68,637

Maintenance, Laborer and Related Positions
Title Hiring Rate Job Rate
Construction Equipment Operator, SG08 $30,928 $38,089
Conservation Operations Supervisor 1, SG11 $36,523 $44,762
Electronic Equipment Mechanic, SG12 $38,612 $47,138
General Mechanic, GS12 $38,612 $47,138
Janitor, SG07 $29,278 $36,173
Laborer, SG06 $27,744 $34,317
Maintenance Assistant, SG09 $32,653 $40,136
Motor Equipment Mechanic, SG12 $38,612 $47,138

Seasonal (Summer/Winter) Positions
Title Rate
Conservation Education Camp Counselor $15.61 per hour
Cook $15.65 per hour
Environmental Engineering Technician 1 $14.12 per hour
Fish & Wildlife Technician 1 $14.80 per hour
Food Service Worker 1 $12.04 per hour
Forestry Technician 1 $14.80 per hour
Laborer $13.27 per hour
Life Guard $10.35 per hour
Ski Lift Operator 1 $13.27 per hour
Ski School Instructor 1 $12.70 per hour
Keyboard Specialist 1 $11.47 per hour

Salaries effective April 2010 except for enforcement (contract negotiations pending), seasonal positions including Life Guard.


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