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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/01/24

Applications Due03/15/24

Vacancy ID152708

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 Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

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? No

County Queens

Street Address NYS Department of Transportation- Design

47-40 21st Street

City Long Island City

StateNY

Zip Code11101

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 candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum
qualifications for this position, which are:

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.

NOTE: As an Environmental Specialist Trainee 1, you will serve a 24-month traineeship that leads to
Environmental Specialist 1, Grade 18.

Advanced Placement:
At the agency's discretion, you may be appointed to a higher level. You must inform the agency of any additional
qualifications at your interview.

For the Environmental Specialist Trainee 2: 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.

For the Full Performance level: 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 Under the direction of a higher-level supervisor/manager, the candidate will perform environmental related duties
in the Landscape Architecture/Environmental group in support for design of highways and bridges for delivery of
the capital program.

Duties may include, but are not limited to: technical analysis, research, and training related to the interaction of
the State's environment and the State's transportation network and transportation projects on both a state and
local level; analyze and assess various environmental concerns, including those for both natural resources and
historic and archaeological resources, as well as for asbestos, hazardous/contaminated material, noise and air
quality; write reports; make recommendations; ensure compliance with NEPA and SEQR determinations, develop
policy and procedures for a variety of environmental issues; provide technical expertise on environmental
matters to other staff; and coordinate with other federal, state and local agencies to obtain environmental permits
and approvals

Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the
department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.

Additional Comments Salary to include $3,087 downstate adjustment.

Please include copies of your cover letter, resume, and transcripts with your submission.

List Appointment: You must be reachable on the current Professional Careers Opportunities Select Exam #50-
002 to be list appointed.

Transfer via 70.1: To be eligible for a 70.1 transfer, a candidate must have one year of permanent, competitive
service in a qualifying title.

To see if your title may be eligible to transfer, please go to the GOT-IT website Career Mobility Office Home Page:
https://careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/

*Telecommuting: Opportunities to telecommute will be discussed at interview
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*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 NYS Department Of Transportation- Personnel- Region 11

Telephone

Fax

Email Address dot.sm.r11.personnel@dot.ny.gov

Address

Street NYS Department of Transportation

47-40 21st Steet

City Long Island City

State NY

Zip Code 11101

 

Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, transcripts and a current resume titled by last name, with the Notice
Number R11-24-28 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than March 15th, 2024.

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