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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/08/23

Applications Due09/27/23

Vacancy ID138967

AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleMined Land Reclamation Specialist 1 / Trainee 1/2

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary GradeNS

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

Salary RangeFrom $47925 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 15%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 625 Broadway

City Albany


Zip Code12233

Minimum Qualifications Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC


Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis.


Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 11 or higher and: Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications - see below.

Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles):
A bachelor's or higher degree in agricultural engineering, agriculture, agronomy, animal science, atmospheric science, biological science, biology, botany, chemical engineering, chemical science, chemistry, civil engineering, conservation biology, ecology, ecosystem management, environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental planning, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental toxicology, forest science, forestry, geography, geological engineering, geology, horticulture, hydrology, landscape architecture, mining, mining engineering, natural resources, natural resources conservation, natural resources management, natural resources planning, natural science, petroleum engineering, physics, urban forestry, wildlife biology, wildlife science, or zoology.

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications 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.

Duties Description Under the direction and supervision of a Mined Land Reclamation Specialist 3, the incumbent is responsible for mining industry regulation under the Mined Land Reclamation Law, State Environmental Quality Review Act, Uniform Procedures Act and 6NYCRR Parts 420-425. Specific duties include assisting with tracking annual regulatory fees and reviewing disputes associated with the collection of regulatory fees; facilitating the reclamation of abandoned mines using seized financial security, including: developing work plans and bid documents, preparing SWPPPs, erosion and sediment control plans; calculating the proper reclamation financial security for mine sites; performing complex mining permit application technical and environmental review; performing field inspections of existing and proposed operations; approving or denying reclamation work; determining permit compliance; participating in the development and updating of program technical guidance and reference documents; conducting outreach and participating in public meetings; performing complaint response and investigation; participating in enforcement actions; performing file and database management and queries; and providing technical support for projects in the regions.

Additional Comments Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must 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. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 35 pounds. Telecommuting may be available, will be discussed at interview.

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

Name Scott Mathews

Telephone 518-402-9273

Fax 518-402-9038

Email Address


Street 625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12233


Notes on ApplyingPlease email/mail your resume to the above address. Be sure to include Posting 23-138967 on your resume and application or it may not be accepted.

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