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Careers in Environmental Conservation

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 $56,604 $71,980
Biologist 1, SG18 (Includes: Aquatic, Ecology, Marine & Wildlife) $56,604 $71,980
Biologist Trainee 1 $42,986
Biologist Trainee 2 $45,455
Engineering Geologist 1, SG20 $62,726 $79,577
Engineering Geologist 2, SG24 $77,187 $97,448
Environmental Analyst 1, SG18 $56,604 $71,980
Environmental Analyst Trainee 1 $42,986
Environmental Analyst Trainee 2 $45,455
Environmental Chemist 1, SG18 $56,604 $71,980
Engineer Trainee (Environmental), SG18 $56,604 $71,980
Assistant Engineer (Environmental), SG20 $62,726 $79,577
Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental), SG24 $77,187 $97,448
Environmental Program Specialist 1, SG18 $56,604 $71,980
Environmental Program Specialist Trainee 1 $42,986
Environmental Program Specialist Trainee 2 $45,455
Forester 1, SG18 $56,604 $71,980
Forester Trainee 1 $42,986
Forester Trainee 2 $45,455
Forestry Technician 2, SG13 $45,159 $55,008
Forestry Technician 3, SG15 $50,547 $61,229
Land Surveyor, SG20 $62,726 $79,577
Mined Land Reclamation Specialist 1, SG18 $56,604 $71,980
Mineral Resources Specialist 1, SG15 $48,027 $61,229
Mineral Resources Specialist 2, SG20 $62,726 $79,577
Mineral Resources Specialist 3, SG24 $77,187 $97,448
Mineral Resources Specialist 4, SG27 $90,375 $111,316

Enforcement, Legal and Related Positions
Title Hiring Rate Job Rate
Attorney (various levels) $52,755+ $102,661
Environmental Conservation Police Officer, SG15 $62,228
Environmental Conservation Police Officer Trainee 1 $54,243
Environmental Conservation Police Officer Trainee 1 (after 30 weeks) $56,820
Environmental Conservation Police Officer Trainee 2 $59,448
Forest Ranger 1, SG14 $59,448

Administrative/Generalist Positions
Title Hiring Rate Job Rate
Senior Accountant, SG18 $56,604 $71,980
Senior Administrative Analyst, SG18 $56,604 $71,980
Administrative Specialist, SG18 $56,604 $71,980
Training Specialist 1, SG18 $56,604 $71,980
Senior Budgeting Analyst, SG18 $56,604 $71,980
Citizen Participation Specialist 1, SG18 $56,604 $71,980
Information Technology Specialist 2, SG18 $56,604 $71,980
Human Resources Specialist 1, SG18 $56,745 $70,415

Clerical/Secretarial Positions
Title Hiring Rate Job Rate
Office Assistant 1, SG6 $30,632 $37,891
Office Assistant 1 (Keyboarding), SG6 $30,632 $37,891

Technical/Paraprofessional Positions
Title Hiring Rate Job Rate
Environmental Engineering Technician 1, SG08 $32,610 $42,051
Environmental Engineering Technician 2, SG13 $42,986 $55,008
Fish & Wildlife Technician 2, SG13 $45,159 $55,008
Fish Culturist 1, SG11 $40,324 $49,417
Forestry Technician 2, SG13 $45,159 $55,008
Laboratory Technician, SG09 $36,051 $44,311
Mineral Resources Technician 1, SG14 $45,455 $58,028
Mineral Resources Technician Trainee $38,464
Mineral Resources Technician 2, SG19 $59,671 $75,785

Maintenance, Laborer and Related Positions
Title Hiring Rate Job Rate
Construction Equipment Operator, SG08 $34,148 $42,051
Conservation Operations Supervisor 1, SG11 $40,324 $49,417
Service & Repair Mechanic (Electronics), SG12 $42,631 $52,039
Trades Generalist, GS12 $42,631 $52,039
Janitor, SG07 $32,325 $39,941
Facility Operations Assistant 1, SG06 $30,632 $37,891
Maintenance Assistant, SG09 $36,051 $44,311
Service & Repair Mechanic (Motor Equipment), SG12 $42,631 $52,039

Seasonal (Summer/Winter) Positions
Title Rate
Conservation Education Camp Counselor $17.23 per hour
Cook $17.28 per hour
Environmental Engineering Technician 1 $15.59 per hour
Fish & Wildlife Technician 1 $16.34 per hour
Food Service Worker 1 $13.30 per hour
Forestry Technician 1 $16.34 per hour
Facility Operations Assistant 1 $14.66 per hour
Lifeguard $13.27 per hour
Office Assistant 1 (Keyboarding) $12.66 per hour

Salaries effective April 2018


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