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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/27/23

Applications Due12/13/23

Vacancy ID144817

AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleAssistant Engineer (Environmental) / Engineer Trainee

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 Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

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 Erie

Street Address 700 Delaware Avenue

City Buffalo

StateNY

Zip Code14209

Minimum Qualifications Minimum qualifications for Assistant Engineer (Environmental)/Engineer Trainee
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.

Duties Description As an Engineer Trainee or Assistant Engineer (Environmental), you will perform environmental engineering work of moderate to complex difficulty within the Division of Air Resources team in the Region 9 Buffalo office under the supervision of a licensed Professional Engineer.

Duties include:
• reviewing air facility permit applications,
• writing air permits,
• performing site inspections,
• witnessing stack tests,
• conducting enforcement actions,
• investigating complaints,
• and responding to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests.

Work will involve the analysis of air contaminant emissions from processes, boilers, incinerators, and related air pollution control equipment, to evaluate compliance with New York State and United States Environmental Protection Agency regulations in a professional manner.

Inspections are performed to determine compliance with permits and applicable air regulations.

The Engineer will be responsible for working with legal staff to take appropriate enforcement action following department policies.

In addition, the work will require communication with the public and elected officials as necessary to address the region's concerns. If needed, assist supervisor, Regional Engineer/Geologist, and/or Regional Director with emergency response activities.

Essential Functions:

• Possess good management and organizational skills.

• Possess strong technical writing, writing, and oral communication skills.

• Able to understand and manipulate proprietary computer software programs.

• Maintain and continually broaden a working knowledge of technology to perform the job and use mandatory software programs.

• Develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other DEC programs.

• Work effectively with DEC Central Office, the regulated community, the general public, government officials, and other outside entities.

• Travel overnight to meetings, training, and outside conferences, as required.

• Represent the Division at meetings, conferences, and other public appearances.

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 a respirator, will be required. 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. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available for emergency response. Must be available to respond to after-hours emergencies. Must provide 24-hour response on a rotational basis and work during normal business hours. Must successfully complete (or have completed) the 40-hour OSHA 1910.120 training course and all other required training. Must complete an annual Health and Safety Program including medical monitoring, fit testing, and 40 (or 8) hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 25 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 Victoria Marcario

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 #23-144817 on your resume and also in the subject line of the email or it may not be accepted.

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