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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/04/24

Applications Due03/20/24

Vacancy ID152838

AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleMineral Resources Specialist 1 / Mineral Resources Specialist 2 -NY HELPS

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade20

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

Salary RangeFrom $53546 to $88721 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 15%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

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

StateNY

Zip Code12233

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 – 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.

Or

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.

This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).

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.

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:
-Assist in supporting the Minerals’ databases, data reporting, regulatory software, and IT system environments.
-Support the Division's annual well and facility reporting process, including year-end quality control reviews and reports of datasets to key stakeholders, utilizing e-business applications for the collection of data
-Support existing workload associated with the Division's leasing program, which includes tracking of revenue payments made to the state for oil, gas, and salt production, and underground storage of gas on state lands.
-Assist with the regulation of underground gas storage facilities, solution salt mining project reviews, and conduct well inspections and other field work in support of regional operations.

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.

We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

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Name Amanda Le

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 #24-152838 on your letter/resume and also in the subject line of the email or it may not be accepted.

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