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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 15-00205+
Application Due By 7/17/15
Title Research Scientist 3 - Air Pollution
Location: City
DEC Region
Central Office
Air Resources/Air Quality Analysis & Research
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent/Non-Competitive+
Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities The Research Scientist III will be responsible for developing technical information in the emerging area of critical loads, a concept applied to address the management of ecosystems through the mitigation of deposition of air pollutants. Given the nature of the pollutants, the incumbent will coordinate this effort at both an intra- and inter-Division level as well as on an inter-state basis in the development of policies and procedures. As part of this effort the incumbent will be working on the state of the science air quality modeling systems and data analysis, and where necessary would work on monitoring programs and data assessment. The incumbent will be working in coordination with other Research Scientists in the Section under the supervision of the Section Chief on the following multi-disciplinary tasks:

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

Using grid-based photochemical modeling systems, investigate control strategies for the improvement in ambient air quality for criteria and non-criteria pollutants.

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 and air quality changes that may have impacts on ecosystem water quality and forests.

Provide technical support and prepare comments on federal regulatory proposals, and other planning activities towards meeting and maintaining ambient air quality standards.

Participate in inter-state and EPA meetings and conference calls as needed to represent Division views and policies related to air quality modeling and management.

Keep abreast of developments in air quality assessment and management.

Provide peer review of manuscripts at the request of Editor of technical Journals.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on Civil Service requirements

+Minimum Qualifications for Non-Competitive Appointments:

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 Physical or Atmospheric Sciences or related field is preferred.

Area of Specialty is Air Pollution. Preference will be given to candidates who possess experience in the following fields: air quality modeling, statistical analysis and interpretation of data, ambient air quality measurements, emission inventory, research and evaluation of emerging air quality modeling techniques.

Additional Comments Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Travel and overnight travel 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

E-Mail: personnel@dec.ny.gov

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 included 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.