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Research Scientist 3

Applications accepted from the general public (including current and past state employees.) You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Research Scientist 3
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 17-023
Application Due By 02/03/2017
Title Research Scientist 3 Area of Specialty: Air Pollution
Location: City
DEC Region
Central Office
Air Resources/Air Quality Analysis & Research
$76,748 - $96,732 Effective 04/15
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive+
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities The Research Scientist 3 will be responsible for developing accurate technical information to be used to implement solutions and regulations for air quality issues involving toxic air contaminants. The incumbent will be able to conduct all aspects of a public health risk assessment for sources of air pollution and have a thorough understanding of air toxics risk assessment procedures. The incumbent will be working in coordination with other Research Scientists in the Section under the supervision of a Research Scientist 4 (Section Chief of the Air Toxics Section) on the following multi-disciplinary tasks:

Evaluate toxicity and exposure information concerning emissions of toxic air contaminants that will be used to support air pollution control permitting decisions.

Use computer databases and internet searches to retrieve information on the toxicity of air contaminants from State and federal agencies, libraries and other independent researchers and accurately assess and summarize the information.

Work on the development, design and implementation of community air quality studies.

Work on the development, design and implementation of community air screening studies.

Undertake innovative data assessment and analysis of ambient air quality data measurements.

Prepare technical reports and manuscripts on research findings for peer-reviewed Journals, and actively participate in professional workshops and conferences.

Provide technical support and interact with other Divisions on addressing emissions of toxic air contaminants that may have impacts on public health and the environment.

Provide technical support and prepare comments on federal regulatory proposals involving the assessment of residual risk from sources of hazardous air pollutants.

Keep abreast of developments in air quality risk assessment and risk management policies.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on Civil Service requirements
+A Bachelor's Degree and four years of professional research experience in the appropriate field; or a Master's Degree in the appropriate field and three years of professional research experience in that field; or a doctorate in the appropriate field and one year of such experience. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. A Master of Science or higher degree in Public Health, Environmental Health and Toxicology or related field is preferred.

Area of Specialty is Air Pollution. Preference will be given to candidates who possess experience in the following fields: toxicology, epidemiology, air pollution risk assessment methods, air quality study designs, statistical analysis, data interpretation and community outreach. In addition, the candidate should have strong oral and written communication skills.
Additional Comments

Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Travel and overtime may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required.

To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are meet 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.