Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 11/27/23
Applications Due: 12/13/23
Vacancy ID: 144822

Position Information

NY HELPNo

AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleAssistant Engineer (Environmental) / Engineer Trainee (3 Positions)

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $88721 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Schedule

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

Location

County Albany

Street Address 625 Broadway

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12233

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications To be considered for permanent appointment, candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list or be eligible for reassignment, reinstatement, transfer or 55 b/c appointment in accordance with Civil Service Law.
The Engineering Trainee/Assistant Engineer (Environmental) are continuous recruitment examinations. Interested candidates must complete the online application here: https://www.cs.ny.gov/engineering/oc/ There is no fee for these exams.

Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC
or

Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis.
or

Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service in a title designated as appropriate for transfer in accordance with Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law.

For eligibility under 70.4 transfer or 55b/c, employees must meet the minimum qualifications below. Please note that if applying under the 55b/c, candidates must include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55b/c program.

Minimum Qualifications for appointment to Engineer Trainee, NS:

A bachelor's degree or higher in engineering or engineering technology as listed below;

Qualifying degrees: Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering Technology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering Technology, Environmental Design Engineering, Environmental Resources Engineering, Environmental Systems Engineering, Forest Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Paper Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Soil and Water Resources Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, or Engineering Science with a recognized concentration in any of the above listed engineering degrees.

OR proof of passing the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE) AND one year of full-time engineering experience as listed below.

Qualifying experience: One year of full-time experience in sanitary, public health or environmental engineering.
NOTE: Individuals appointed as an Engineer Trainee are required to complete a minimum of one year of successful performance as an Engineer Trainee and pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. If you obtain your FE by the end of the first year, you will be advanced to the appropriate appoint-level-changed (PR-50) Grade 20 Assistant Engineer title. If you do not obtain your FE by the end of the second year of the traineeship, you will be terminated from your position.

Minimum Qualifications for appointment to Assistant Engineer (Environmental), SG-20:

Proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE) AND a bachelor's degree or higher as listed below;
Qualifying degrees: Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering Technology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering Technology, Environmental Design Engineering, Environmental Resources Engineering, Environmental Systems Engineering, Forest Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Paper Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Soil and Water Resources Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, or Engineering Science with a recognized concentration in any of the above listed engineering degrees.

OR Proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE) AND one year of full-time qualifying engineering experience as listed below:

Qualifying experience: One year of full-time experience in sanitary, public health or environmental engineering

Preferred Additional Qualifications
• Familiarity working in ArcGIS and understanding plans, specifications, hydrology and hydraulics, geotechnical engineering, and geography.
• Experience working in a team setting, demonstrated good time management and organization skills, and experience interacting with the public.
• Communicate effectively. Establish and maintain effective inter-personal relationships, and constructively interact and support multiple federal, state and local government officials, emergency managers, the public, engineers, and various interest groups.
• Candidate must be able to function effectively in large group settings and venues including public presentations.

Duties Description Unique Duties
• This position requires a valid driver’s license, can require extensive travel, and can require overnight travel. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain (uneven, steep) and work in remote areas and in adverse weather conditions. Must be able to wear safety equipment at sites including personal flotation device, hard hat, safety glasses, safety shoes, and hearing protection.
• Support emergency response to floods and other dam incidents. Overtime may occasionally be required. After-hours as well as weekend and holiday work may occasionally be required, sometimes on short notice.

Duties Description
Provide engineering support within one of the various programs in the Bureau of Flood Protection and Dam Safety (BFPDS). BFPDS program areas include: flood protection, flood plain management, coastal erosion, and dam safety. The primary areas of work will be identified during the interview process.

Coastal Program

1. Provide engineering project management support for various coastal storm risk reduction projects being undertaken by DEC in partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers and various local governments, and provide support for the Coastal Erosion Management Permit Program
• Conduct reviews of technical and administrative aspects of coastal engineering studies, designs, specifications, proposed work, and operation and maintenance manuals. Effectively document and communicate findings and provide comments/responses to these documents.
• Provide technical assistance with the review of Coastal Erosion Hazard Area (CEHA) permit applications and variances. Assist and provide support to DEC attorneys working on enforcement matters and provide program oversight as directed.
• Organize and participate in Community Assistance Visits (CAVs) with locally administered CEHA programs.
• Conduct Coastal inspections to monitor construction, document condition, and ensure compliance. Be capable of preparing inspection reports.

Dam Safety Program

2. Assist engineers in the dam safety regulatory program with all program elements, including inspections; technical reviews of dam assessments and construction permit applications; review of owner dam safety programs; administrative tasks; and emergency planning, management and response. Specific duties include:
• Conduct dam inspections, including proposed sites, existing facilities and those under construction and recently constructed.
• Conduct review of technical and administrative aspects of dam engineering studies, designs, and specifications, proposed dam work, owner dam safety programs, and emergency action plans.
• Comprehend and implement dam safety administrative and technical program policies and assist in development of new or revised policies and regulations.
• Assist and provide support to the Division’s and the Bureau’s emergency response coordinator on flooding and dam safety matters.

Additional Comments Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. MMust be able to negotiate difficult terrain Must be able to work in remote areas. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions. Travel may be required. Overtime may be required. Overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available for emergency response. Must be available to respond to after-hours emergencies. Telecommuting may be available, will be discussed at interview.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Natalie Joseph

Telephone 518-402-9273

Fax 518-402-9038

Email Address PostingResponses@dec.ny.gov

Address

Street 625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12233

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease email/mail your resume to the above. Be sure to include Posting #23-144822 on your resume and also in the subject line of the email or it may not be accepted.