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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/28/24

Applications Due03/20/24

Vacancy ID152346

NY HELPNo

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleEnvironmental Specialist 1/ Trainee 1/ Trainee 2 (NYHELPS)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of Environment

50 Wolf Road

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12232

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS). *
To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS, or 55 b/c, candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position. The qualifications are as follows:

Environmental Specialist Trainee 1
A bachelor's degree including or supplemented by 30 semester credit hours in acoustics, air pollution, American architectural history, animal behavior, anthropology, aquatic resources, archeology, architectural history, atmospheric science, biology, botany, chemical engineering, chemistry, coastal resources management, cultural resource management, cultural resources and historic preservation studies, dendrology, ecology, ecosystem management, environmental and community land planning, environmental and natural resources conservation, environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental law, environmental management, environmental planning, environmental preservation law, environmental resource engineering, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental toxicology, forest biology, forestry, forest science, geographic information systems, geography, geological engineering, global/natural environment, historic preservation, historic preservation law, historic preservation planning, public archaeology, hydrology, landscape architecture, land use planning, meteorology, Native American studies, natural resources, natural resources management, natural resources planning, silviculture, soils, transportation systems, urban forestry, wildlife biology, or zoology.

Environmental Specialist Trainee 2: In addition to the Trainee 1 requirements listed above, you must also have:
Either 1. One year of professional environmental analysis experience*; OR

2. A master's degree including or supplemented by 30 semester credit hours in acoustics, air pollution, American architectural history, animal behavior, anthropology, aquatic resources, archeology, architectural history, atmospheric science, biology, botany, chemical engineering, chemistry, coastal resources management, cultural resource management, cultural resources and historic preservation studies, dendrology, ecology, ecosystem management, environmental and community land planning, environmental and natural resources conservation, environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental law, environmental management, environmental planning, environmental preservation law, environmental resource engineering, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental toxicology, forest biology, forestry, forest science, geographic information systems, geography, geological engineering, global/natural environment, historic preservation, historic preservation law, historic preservation planning, public archaeology, hydrology, landscape architecture, land use planning, meteorology, Native American studies, natural resources, natural resources management, natural resources planning, silviculture, soils, transportation systems, urban forestry, wildlife biology, or zoology.

Environmental Specialist 1: In addition to the Trainee 1 requirements listed above, you must also have:

Either 1. Two years of professional environmental analysis experience*; OR
2. A master's degree in or supplemented by 30 semester credit hours in acoustics, air pollution, American architectural history, animal behavior, anthropology, aquatic resources, archeology, architectural history, atmospheric science, biology, botany, chemical engineering, chemistry, coastal resources management, cultural resource management, cultural resources and historic preservation studies, dendrology, ecology, ecosystem management, environmental and community land planning, environmental and natural resources conservation, environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental law, environmental management, environmental planning, environmental preservation law, environmental resource engineering, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental toxicology, forest biology, forestry, forest science, geographic information systems, geography, geological engineering, global/natural environment, historic preservation, historic preservation law, historic preservation planning, public archaeology, hydrology, landscape architecture, land use planning, meteorology, Native American studies, natural resources, natural resources management, natural resources planning, silviculture, soils, transportation systems, urban forestry, wildlife biology, or zoology AND one year of professional environmental analysis experience*

*Environmental analysis experience which must include substantial involvement (at least 50% of your time) in the preparation and review of environmental impact analyses, requiring knowledge and application of state and federal environmental laws, regulations, methods, procedures, and standards. This must also include preparation of technical analyses on environmental impact matters, providing consultation on environmental impact laws, rules, and regulations or conducting office evaluations and field investigations related to environmental regulatory programs.


Candidates may also be qualified for permanent competitive appointment if reachable from the appropriate Civil Service eligible list or eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.

Duties Description The Environmental Specialist Trainee 1/Trainee 2/Environmental Specialist 1 will assist senior staff in promoting the Department’s environmental ethic through work on landscape architecture/environmental programs and activities regarding such topics as invasive species, landscape ecology and natural area restoration, planting and soil management, water and stream ecology, wetland identification, wildlife habitat connectivity, vegetation management, pollinator conservation measures, reforestation, bioretention, erosion control, and stormwater management.

Duties related to these topics include but are not limited to:
• Developing guidance, training, and outreach;
• Providing environmental support to Regions and other Main Office functional areas for the capital program, maintenance, locally administered federal-aid projects, special assignments, and planning initiatives;
• Field work related to environmental impact analysis for projects and activities;
• Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), statistical, and quantitative techniques for mapping, analysis, monitoring implementation and reporting;
• Reviewing in-house and consultant-generated environmental documents, reports, plans, etc.;
• Researching and reporting on best management practices and emerging trends for sustainability, resiliency, recycled materials, new and innovative construction and operations techniques;
• Managing ongoing State Planning and Research (SPR) projects;
• Collaborating in teams and technical working groups with Department staff in engineering, landscape architecture, maintenance, operations, and other disciplines, as well as other federal, state, and local agencies, community, and non-government groups;
• Attending training as required to stay current and to enhance knowledge of Department and Regional policies and procedures and other environmental topics.

Additional Comments *For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non- competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@oer.ny.gov.
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The New York State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minority group members, disabled persons and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be provided for the disabled.
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In compliance with Public Law 99-603, candidates selected for appointment must provide an original document to prove their citizenship and/or legal right to work in the United States.

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

Name Bridget Benware

Telephone

Fax

Email Address Bridget.Benware@dot.ny.gov

Address

Street NYS Department of Transportation Office of Environment

50 Wolf Road, POD 4-1

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12232

 

Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume, titled by last name, with the Notice Number MO-24-111 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than March 20, 2024

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