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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/15/22

Applications Due07/29/22

Vacancy ID108746

AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleAssistant Geologist/Geologist Trainee

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary GradeNS

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

Salary RangeFrom $61270 to $86140 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

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

County Albany

Street Address 625 Broadway

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12233

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications for candidates eligible for provisional appointment, 55-b/55-c appointment or 70.4 transfer:

Geologist Trainee, NS: bachelor’s degree or higher in earth science, engineering geology, environmental geology, environmental geosciences, geochemistry, geological engineering, geology, geological science, geophysics, or hydrogeology.

Assistant Geologist, G-20: bachelor’s degree or higher in, earth science, engineering geology, environmental geology, environmental geosciences, geochemistry, geological engineering, geology, geological science, geophysics, or hydrogeology, AND:

Either 1. proof of passing the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) Fundamentals of Geology (FG) examination,

OR 2. a professional geologist licensure with current registration.
This position is also open to the following candidates:
Reassignment Eligible - Those currently in the title and employed by DEC
or

Reinstatement Eligible - Those who have previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis.
or

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

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications (see above) and include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55- b/55-c program.

Individuals appointed as a Geologist Trainee are required to complete a minimum of one year of successful performance as a Geologist Trainee and pass the National Association of State Boards of Geologist’s Fundamentals of Geology (FG) examination. If you pass the FG by the end of the first year, you may be advanced to the Grade 20 Assistant Geologist title without further examination. If you do not pass the FG by the end of the second year of the traineeship, you will be terminated from your position.

NOTE: In accordance with Chapter 475 of the Laws of 2014, all professional geologists in New York State must obtain licensure under Title VIII of the Education Law; based on this, you will be required to obtain your professional geology license in order to be promoted in the future.

Duties Description Duties include serving as Project Manager (PM) for Petroleum Spill Response and Remediation Projects. This work may involve oversight of responsible parties implementing corrective actions under Department issued Orders on Consent, management of State-funded (PIN Project) Cleanups and working with EPA on Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) projects and programmatic issues.

Responsibilities of this position include interaction with remedial parties and the regulated community, managing all aspects of the response, investigation, remediation and site management phases of the project lifecycle. This will include the review and evaluation of work plans, investigation reports, pilot tests, groundwater models, optimization plans and petitions for closure. Duties will include technical support as requested to ensure conformance with current geological standards, guidance and Department policies.

The duties will also include providing geological services under the direction and oversight of the Section manager or other Professional Geologist. These may include interpretation of groundwater, soil, soil vapor, sediment or rock data or measurements, field geologic observations or surveys, as well as the application of geologic principles during standard remedial investigations or expedited site assessments.

The duties also include providing technical direction, oversight and management for standby contractors and consultants on State funded projects; approval of budgets, preparing and responding to written correspondence; making public presentations; and interacting directly with the public and interested community groups in relation to remedial projects.

Some field work may involve working around heavy machinery such as drill rigs and construction equipment. Respiratory or other personal protection equipment mat be required at times. Compliance with OSHA HAZWOPR requirements, including training and certification will be required. The work will require overnight travel.

Additional Comments Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including respirator, will be required. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain, work in remote areas and in adverse weather conditions. Travel and overtime may be required. Must complete an annual Health and Safety Program including medical monitoring, fit testing, and 40 (or 8) hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification.

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

Name Megan Miller

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 #22-610 on your resume and also in the subject line of your email or it may not be accepted. If qualified based on college credit, include college transcript.

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