Please note: State agencies that contact job applicants do not usually request personal or financial information via text message or over the phone in connection with your response to a job posting. If you are contacted for such information by these methods, or any other method, please verify the identity of the individual before transmitting such information to that person.
Note: For questions about the job posting, please contact the agency that posted this position by using the contact information provided on the "Contact" tab for the position.

Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/04/24

Applications Due03/20/24

Vacancy ID152840

NY HELPNo

AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleMined Land Reclamation Specialist 1 / Trainee 1/2- NY HELPS

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary GradeNS

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

Salary RangeFrom $47925 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 2%

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 Essex

Street Address 1115 NYS Route 86

City Ray Brook

StateNY

Zip Code12977

Minimum Qualifications 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.


Minimum Qualifications:
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 - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 11 or higher and: Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications - see below.

Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles):
A bachelor's or higher degree in agricultural engineering, agriculture, agronomy, animal science, atmospheric science, biological science, biology, botany, chemical engineering, chemical science, chemistry, civil engineering, conservation biology, ecology, ecosystem management, environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental planning, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental toxicology, forest science, forestry, geography, geological engineering, geology, horticulture, hydrology, landscape architecture, mining, mining engineering, natural resources, natural resources conservation, natural resources management, natural resources planning, natural science, petroleum engineering, physics, urban forestry, wildlife biology, wildlife science, or zoology.

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications above 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.


Bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering, agriculture, agronomy, animal science, atmospheric science, biological science, biology, botany, chemical engineering, chemical science, chemistry, civil engineering, ecology, ecosystem, management, environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental planning, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental toxicology, forest science, forestry, geography, geological engineering, geology, horticulture, hydrology, landscape architecture, mining, mining engineering, natural resources, natural resources conservation, natural resources management, natural resources planning, natural science, petroleum engineering, physics, urban forestry, wildlife biology, or zoology; AND two years of professional experience in the mining and/or reclamation of land.
OR
Master's or higher degree in agricultural engineering, agriculture, agronomy, animal science, atmospheric science, biological science, biology, botany, chemical engineering, chemical science, chemistry, civil engineering, ecology, ecosystem management, environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental planning, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental toxicology, forest science, forestry, geography, geological engineering, geology, horticulture, hydrology, landscape architecture, mining, mining engineering, natural resources, natural resources conservation, natural resources management, natural resources planning, natural science, petroleum engineering, physics, urban forestry, wildlife biology, or zoology; AND one year of professional experience in the mining and/or reclamation of land.

Duties Description Under the direction and supervision of the Mined Land Reclamation Specialist 2, you would administer the NYS Mined Land Reclamation Law and Article 23 regulations within the Northern portion of Region 5- including the Adirondack Park, in an effort to foster and encourage mining with sound environmental management practices while keeping lands in a condition everyone can enjoy. Specific assignments include; conduct annual site inspections of mine sites to assess compliance, review mine site reclamation for returning mined lands to a usable and stabilized state, establish reclamation financial security amounts for each site, assess mining permit violations and initiate formal enforcement action when necessary, complete detailed technical reviews of mining permit applications, assess environmental impacts and incorporate mitigation where needed, investigate mining complaints, respond to Freedom of Information Law requests and other inquiries, routine updating of the minerals database, conduct public outreach, complete regulatory fee disputes, and other duties as assigned. Candidate must be able communicate effectively with the regulated community and the public, prepare written documents, be comfortable working in a team and individually, display strong analytical qualities, be dependable and conscientious, coordinate and communicate with various Departments, and be able to navigate difficult situations.

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.Must be able to lift and move objects up to 35 pounds. 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.

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

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 address. Be sure to include Posting 24-152840 on your resume and application or it may not be accepted.

Printable Version