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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/06/20

Applications Due10/21/20

Vacancy ID82878

AgencyState, Department of

TitleProfessional Engineer 2 (Electrical) - Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES)

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade27

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

Salary RangeFrom $90375 to $111316 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address TBD - Downtown Albany

City Albany


Zip Code12233

Minimum Qualifications For Permanent Appointment: One year of permanent competitive service as a Professional Engineer 2 (Electrical) AND possession of a New York State Professional Engineer’s license and current registration OR one year of permanent competitive service in a qualifying title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law AND possession of a New York State Professional Engineer’s license and current registration.

For Provisional Appointment: One year permanent competitive service as a Professional Engineer 1 (Electrical), Grade 24 and a New York State Professional Engineer license with current registration.
NOTE: Please be sure to include in your resume or cover letter the specific Civil Service title which qualifies you for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates should demonstrate expert knowledge of electric facility design; construction and inspection; electric system safety and reliability standards development and compliance; and maintenance project and program review. Candidates should have prior experience with NYISO process for interconnection studies and associated with system effects review and facility design. Preference will be given to candidates that have experience in siting of major infrastructure, transmission, and/or generation projects under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the State Environmental Quality Review Act, Public Service Law (PSL) Article VII, and/or PSL Article 10.

Duties Description The Professional Engineer 2 (Electrical) will oversee Professional Engineer (Electrical) staff that will review and analyze major renewable energy facilities and associated transmission facilities for compliance with regulations dealing with certification, siting, construction, operations and maintenance of such facilities. Candidates may also be required to assist other staff involved in the implementation of the new siting process. The incumbent may perform and/or supervise staff that perform duties that include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Maintain proficiency in knowledge of applicable ORES laws, procedures, policies, and rules, perform research and apply analysis to complex technical and policy issues, and promote the mission, policies, and strategic objectives of ORES;
• Appear for and on behalf of ORES in administrative and legal proceedings, provide expert testimony, and represent ORES in adjudicatory proceedings;
• Perform engineering analysis and services related to the regulation of the electric generation, collection, and transmission systems, including interconnected generation facilities;
• Provide power system analysis during generation and transmission facility siting cases using power system planning/analysis tools;
• Perform impact assessment and implement energy policy as it applies to the interconnected New York State electric system;
• Work closely with Acoustics Staff in order to conduct appropriate environmental analysis of proposed siting and operation of energy projects, and examines issues and impacts pertaining to noise, vibration, electro-magnetic fields (EMF) and other epidemiological matters related to the siting and operation of energy projects;
• Initiate and maintain communication with local, state and federal agencies and officials, and interconnection utilities, with interest in certification proceedings;
• Contribute to/develop standards and procedures for permitting, construction, operation and maintenance of electric generation and associated electric transmission projects;
• Develop and present permit conditions, administrative proceedings, briefs, comments, draft findings;
• Provide public presentations and provide testimony as required in support of the ORES’ permit process.

Additional Comments ORES will be instrumental in helping New York State meet the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) policy goals, the most ambitious climate legislation in the United States. The office will be responsible for implementing and executing a new streamlined permitting process for renewable energy projects in New York State greater than 25 MW, and any projects 20 MW and above that opt into the siting process administered by ORES. The process has been streamlined within this new office to decrease the time from application to approval for construction to a maximum of one year.

Based on the results of the canvass of the current eligible list of the Professional Engineer 2 (Electrical), the Department may elect to make a provisional appointment to this position rather than a permanent appointment. If a provisional appointment is made, the incumbent of the position will be required to compete in the next holding of the Professional Engineer 2 (Electrical) exam and be reachable for appointment from the newly established eligible list.

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Name Heidi Hicks

Telephone 518-474-2752

Fax 518-402-3656

Email Address


Street Bureau of Human Resources Management

99 Washington Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12231


Notes on ApplyingInterested & qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by the date indicated. Please include the Vacancy ID number in your response.

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