Minimum Qualifications For Provisional Appointment:
Mineral Resources Specialist 1 – Bachelor’s or higher-level degree in engineering, geochemistry, geology, geophysics, or geosciences.
Mineral Resources Specialist 2 – Bachelor’s or higher-level degree in engineering, geochemistry, geology, geophysics, or geosciences AND one year of professional-level experience in drilling, development, or production for oil, gas, solution mining, or underground gas storage.
Note – Non-qualifying degrees include but are not limited to: agriculture, agronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, environmental science, environmental studies, forestry, geography, horticulture, hydrology, landscape architecture, mathematics, and physics.
Experience in the drilling, development, and production of water wells is NOT qualifying experience.
For Permanent Appointment:
Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC or
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 or
Transfer Eligible – Mineral Resources Specialist 1 - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 13 or higher and: Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below.
Mineral Resources Specialist 2 - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 18 or higher and either: Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below.
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: One year of permanent competitive services as a Mined Land Reclamation Specialist 1 or a Mineral Resources Technician 2.
55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below 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.
Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55 b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles): bachelor's or higher degree in engineering, geochemistry, geology, geophysics, or geosciences. For 70.4 transfer to Mineral Resources Specialist 2 must also have one year of professional-level experience in drilling, development, or production for oil, gas, solution mining, or underground gas storage. Note: Experience in the drilling, development, and production of water wells is NOT qualifying experience.
If you are on an examination eligible list for the position title, you do not need to respond to this posting UNLESS you are also eligible for appointment by transfer, reinstatement or reassignment as defined above; or the appointment type is provisional or temporary. The eligible list(s) will be canvassed as appropriate. Always respond to an eligible list canvass.
Duties Description As Mineral Resources Specialist 1, the incumbent will perform entry-level professional mineral resources work under the supervision of higher-level staff. The incumbent will be advanced, without further examination, to a Mineral Resources Specialist 2 after one year of satisfactory service as a Mineral Resources Specialist 1. As a Mineral Resources Specialist 1/2, the incumbent will:
• Support the IIJA-funded orphan well plugging projects (Initial, Formula, and Performance grants). They will coordinate with our partners at OGS about this project. They will also work with Internal Audits to ensure our documentation is ready for any federal audits.
• Assist with field mapping and characterization of old mine tailings piles in order to locate any critical minerals that may be important resources for NY's energy transition.
• Assist with Minerals' drone program by assisting with flights, data collection, and results interpretation.
• Assist with compliance and enforcement work for oil and gas wells.
• Assist with permitting and CLCPA analyses for solution salt mining wells and oil and gas production reporting from production on state lands.
• Support existing workload associated with our other well plugging contracting using seized financial security, the Oil and Gas Account, NY Works funding, and other federal funding sources.
• Assist with developing guidance documents, revising and updating of regulations, and drafting of Climate Law consistency policies for oil and gas and mined land reclamation programs.
• Perform technical and environmental evaluations on drilling permit applications and resolve any technical questions or deficiencies related to well permitting, drilling, completion, and plugging of wells.
• Conduct detailed compliance inspections of drilling and production equipment and investigate complex complaints, accidents, and non-routine incidents.
• Assist in developing public website content and managing computerized information systems.
• Assist in the review of renewable energy projects with other DEC staff and ORES.
• Assist in supporting the Minerals’ databases and IT systems.
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. Telecommuting may be available, will be discussed at interview.
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