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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/19/21

Applications Due07/22/22

Vacancy ID94501

AgencyState, Department of

TitleRenewable Energy Siting Positions – Various Levels & Specialties (ORES)

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary GradeNS

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

Salary RangeFrom $60069 to $157338 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Building 9, 4th Floor

W.A. Harriman Campus

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12227

Minimum Qualifications Renewable Energy Siting Specialist 1, G-18 (PS&T) - bachelor’s degree plus two years of specialized professional experience*.

Renewable Energy Siting Specialist 2, G-23 (PS&T) - bachelor’s degree plus three years of specialized professional experience*.

Renewable Energy Siting Specialist 3, G-27 (PS&T) - bachelor’s degree plus five years of specialized professional experience*, including at least one year of supervisory experience.

Renewable Energy Siting Specialist 4, M-4 (M/C) - bachelor’s degree plus seven years of specialized professional experience*, including at least two years of supervisory experience.

Renewable Energy Siting Program Manager, M-5 (M/C) - bachelor’s degree plus eight years of specialized professional experience*, including at least two years of managerial experience.

*The field of specialization varies for each position. The specialized fields include: agriculture, anthropology, archeology, architecture, avian sciences, botany, civil/construction engineering, climate change, electrical power systems engineering, energy planning, environmental compliance, environmental engineering, environmental justice, fire protection, geography, geology, geotechnical engineering, hydrology, landscape architecture, mining engineering, noise/acoustics engineering, planning, real estate, seismology, socio-economics, terrestrial ecology, transportation/highway engineering, urban affairs and planning, utility engineering, wildlife biology/ecology, and zoning/land use.

Substitution: A master’s degree may substitute for one year of specialized professional experience*. A Ph.D. may substitute for two years of specialized professional experience*.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in reviewing of large-scale renewable energy projects with potential for major local and regional impacts; Experience with New York State Environmental Quality Review Act, New York State Public Service Law Article X, Article 10, or Article VII, or National Environmental Policy Act, or similar environmental impact review procedures; Strong written and oral communications skills.

Duties Description Within the Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES), Renewable Energy Siting Specialists and Renewable Energy Siting Program Managers perform a broad range of professional, administrative, and highly technical tasks related to siting and permitting of large-scale renewable energy facilities in New York State. In accordance with the requirements of section 94-c of the Executive Law and its implementing regulations (Title 19 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York 19 NYCRR Part 900), incumbents apply expertise from their respective professional disciplines to specific aspects of the permitting process, and the scope of their review and focus can vary from general planning to highly specific and technical disciplines, including but not limited to the following: Agricultural Resources; Biological Resources; Decommissioning and Restoration; Design, Structural and Civil Works, and Land use; Ecological Resources; Geology/Soils; Hazards and Hazardous Materials; Historical, Archeological and Cultural Resources; Hydrology and Water Quality; Landscape and Aesthetics; Noise and Vibration; Site and Property Boundary Surveying; Transportation/Traffic; and Utilities interconnection and Transmission.

Additional Comments Positions are being filled at G-18, G-23, G-27, levels in the PS&T bargaining unit, and the M-4 and M-5 level in the M/C bargaining unit.

There are multiple positions to be filled in each level of the title series in Albany and White Plains. Applicants’ education and experience will be reviewed against minimum qualifications to determine which levels in the title series they will be considered for.

ORES is 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 is responsible for implementing and executing a 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 is streamlined to decrease the time from application to approval for construction to a maximum of one year.

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

Name Heidi Hicks

Telephone 518-474-2752

Fax 518-402-3656

Email Address HRM.Recruitment@dos.ny.gov

Address

Street Bureau of Human Resources Management

99 Washington Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12231

 

Notes on ApplyingIf interested & qualified, please submit a cover letter and resume as one attachment detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications. Please include the area(s) of specialization and years of experience. Please include the vacancy ID# in your response.

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