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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/03/22

Applications Due11/01/22

Vacancy ID109902

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleProfessional Engineer 1 (Environmental), Central Office;

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade24

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

Salary RangeFrom $83550 to $105472 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 40%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address NYS Office of Mental Health

75 New Scotland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12208

Minimum Qualifications This position requires a New York State Professional Engineer’s License and current registration.

Candidates must have permanent status as Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental), Grade 24, and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law by having at least one year of permanent service in another Professional Engineer 1 parenthetic.*

The Engineer Examination Program offers the opportunity to apply and compete in a Department of Civil Service test utilizing an online questionnaire at any time. The information provided in the online questionnaire will be used to review applicant qualifications and will serve as the test for this position. You may access additional information as well as the examination announcement online at:

In order to be eligible for appointment, candidates must have either:

A. A New York State Professional Engineer's license and current registration AND a bachelor's degree in one of the following fields: 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.


B. A New York State Professional Engineer's license and current registration AND one year of full-time experience in sanitary, public health or environmental engineering.

*Under the New York State Education Department guidelines, all professional engineers must practice only in their area(s) of competency or they may be subject to disciplinary action.

Duties Description The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is recruiting to fill a Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental), Grade 24, position assigned to the Administrative Support Services Group (ASSG), Bureau of Capital Operations. ASSG supervises and manages OMH’s capital planning and construction program, and provides direct technical assistance for physical plant operations and maintenance. The incumbent of this position will be responsible for oversight and technical engineering assistance to ensure contracts, projects and construction planning comply with environmental engineering standards. They will also assist OMH in identifying and resolving environmental issues related to air and water quality, water pollution control, storm water protection requirements, wastewater issues, fuel tank and petroleum storage issues and hazardous material and waste.

Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Provide technical engineering assistance and oversight to ensure contracts, projects and construction planning comply with environmental engineering standards.

Oversee environmental aspect of construction plans for all new structures and renovation work.

Monitor agency compliance with environmental regulations in ongoing operations and in remedial situations that result from notices of violations from control agencies.

Develop appropriate compliance plans, from both technical and practical terms, recommending engineered alternatives of design, operation, or methodology which are more environmentally sound and feasible for achievement.

Develop and implement preventive or corrective actions for any conditions which may constitute a violation to avoid further citations from regulating agencies.

Provide guidance to and engages with OMH ASSG staff and facility administrators on implementation of such plans.

Coordinate and complete the annual Statewide environmental audit program for OMH.

Coordinate the distribution of environmental compliance program information and serve as a liaison to control agencies including: the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control and others. This requires keeping abreast of latest developments and requirements on environmental regulations.

Work with OMH Counsel’s Office to advise and make recommendations to address environmental concerns prior to OMH’s acceptance of property or buildings being acquired via purchase or transfer from other governmental entities.

Supervise an Assistant Environmental Engineer and manage consultant team members.

Statewide travel to all Psychiatric Center locations will be required for this position.

Additional Comments Based on federal and/or state regulations, this position requires vaccination against COVID-19. Upon appointment, the selected candidate must be fully vaccinated, or willing to become fully vaccinated, against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Candidates who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of interview may not start working until two weeks after their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Specific scheduled hours and telecommuting availability for this position will be discussed during the interview process. Please note, employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to operational needs and Agency Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

The Administrative Support Services Group is conveniently located in independent offices on the grounds of the Capital District PC at 75 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York. Guaranteed covered parking with exclusive employee entrance to office areas is available for $5/month.

The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. OMH is deeply committed to supporting underserved individuals, organizations and communities. To this end, OMH is focused on implementing activities and initiatives to reduce disparities in access, quality, and treatment outcomes for underserved populations. A critical component of these efforts is ensuring OMH is a diverse and inclusive workplace where the unique attributes and skills of all employees are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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

Name Brian Engelhardt


Fax (518) 486-3897



Street NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume as an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #109902 in the subject line of your email when applying.

You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with the Office of Mental Health, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.

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