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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/04/24

Applications Due03/20/24

Vacancy ID152859

NY HELPNo

AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleAssistant Engineer (Environmental) / Engineer Trainee- NY HELPS

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 10%

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 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 may be 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.


ENGINEER TRAINEE (ENV) HELPS MQS:
Either 1. a bachelor's degree or higher in engineering or engineering technology as listed below;
Or 2. proof of passing the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE) AND one year of full-time engineering experience as listed below.
Note: If you are only eligible to apply under Option 1, you may apply if you expect to meet the educational requirements within six months of the filing date of your examination application. You may be considered for employment, but cannot be appointed, until you submit proof to the hiring agency that you completed the educational requirements. Failure to meet the educational requirements within six months of submitting your examination application may result in removal of your name from the eligible list.
Qualifying Degrees and Experience:
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.

Qualifying experience: One year of full-time experience in sanitary, public health or environmental engineering.

ASST ENGINEER (ENV) HELPS MQS:
Proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE) AND a qualifying bachelor's degree or higher as listed below; 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 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.

Qualifying experience: One year of full-time experience in sanitary, public health or environmental engineering.

Duties Description The Assistant Engineer, in the Engineering & Technical Support Section (Section), will use engineering knowledge and technical skills to provide support to other staff in the Division of Air Resources (DAR). DAR staff work to control air pollution in New York State. Their work includes, but is not limited to, writing air permits, reviewing facilities’ detailed emission inventories, and conducting inspections. Communication and collaboration with DAR engineers and staff are the core of this work.

The Assistant Engineer will become familiar with these, and additional job functions as needed. To achieve this, the engineer will develop a thorough understanding of the engineering and organizational principles that support the permits, emissions, and regulations. Familiarity with existing permits and applicable regulations will be the foundation for the Assistant Engineer's work for DAR’s permitting quality assurance reviews.

DAR’s engineering work is performed using the Air Facility System (AFS) software, the Department's eFind geodatabase, and on tablets using ArcGIS' Survey123 data collection app. The Assistant Engineer will become familiar with all this software through provided training and self-controlled study and will become proficient in AFS in order to actively participate in the development of a modern replacement for AFS. This will include using their experience to work with contracted specialists to design, organize, and implement the new system.

The Assistant Engineer will take part in the Section's work administering and developing databases for DAR, working to efficiently generate accurate, clear, and useful reports for internal and external data users. This will require learning basic SQL (Structured Query Language).

The Section is responsible for DAR's Air Certification and Emissions (ACE) software system, used by permitted facilities for electronic submission of regular reports required by law. The Assistant Engineer will assist the regulated community in their use of this program, and will communicate with the public, on this subject and others, as needed.

Essential Functions:

• Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to present information and results.
• Able to possess and broaden working knowledge of technology intensive, mandatory programs, including an understanding of technical documents and drawings.
• Able to travel to meetings, sites, and outside conferences as required.
• Capable of dealing effectively with the public, government, vendors, consultants, and other outside entities.
• Able to understand and manipulate higher level computer software programs.

Additional Comments Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. 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.

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

Personnel, 10th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12233

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease email/mail your resume AND qualifying transcripts to the above address. Be sure to include Posting #24-152859(Repost of 23-122561, 23-29313, 23-143319) on your resume and also in the subject line of the email or it may not be accepted.

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