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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/25/22

Applications Due04/08/22

Vacancy ID101556

AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleEnvironmental Engineering Technician 1 (Seasonal)

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary GradeHourly

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

Salary RangeFrom $16.87 to $16.87 Hourly

Employment Type Part-Time

Part-time Percent 80%

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 40%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 32


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 625 Broadway

City Albany


Zip Code12233

Minimum Qualifications 1. four years of experience performing engineering technician work in aeronautical, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, or sanitary engineering technology; environmental technology; or as a surveyor or drafter; OR
2. graduation from high school (or possession of a high school equivalency diploma issued by a recognized educational authority or a USAFI GED diploma - high school level) AND one year of the experience described in option 1 above; OR
3. graduation from a high school technical education program in technical aeronautics, technical architectural drafting and building construction, technical chemistry, industrial chemistry, technical electricity/electronics, technical mechanical design and construction, technical structural drafting and design, technical instrumentation and control systems, or computer circuitry; OR
4. eighteen college semester credit hours in any combination of the following courses: engineering; such as civil, chemical, electrical, mechanical, aeronautical, and/or sanitary; public health; environmental and/or engineering technology; drafting; mathematics; surveying; computer science; environmental science; and/or the natural and physical sciences. YOU MUST SUBMIT A LIST OF QUALIFYING COURSES WITH YOUR APPLICATION. Include the course title, number of semester credit hours per course, name of college or university, and date (or expected date) of completion. Applications submitted without a list of relevant courses will be disapproved.

Duties Description The Lake Assessment and Monitoring Section (LMAS) is responsible for implementing several monitoring programs, limnological research, data analysis and interpretation, technical support, and public communications. Monitoring programs include the Lakes Classification and Inventory (LCI), Citizen Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP), the Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Program, and Lake Sediment Analysis Programs.

Provide support to the Lake Management and Assessment Section including:
1) Office Related
a. Assist the DEC Lake Classification and Inventory (LCI) program staff with data management and reporting.
b. Assist the DEC Lake Classification and Inventory (LCI) program staff with preparing for the LCI field season including prepping materials, determining site access, and ordering supplies.
c. Assist with other LMAS and BWAM limnological needs as appropriate and available.
2) Field Related
a. Participate in all training necessary to conduct sampling and operate vessels.
b. Assist in LCI field surveys and sampling of lakes.
c. Assist in the operation and maintenance of electronic and other equipment used to monitor water quality.
d. Assist with the collection and identification of aquatic plants collected through the LCI and entering of plant information into the iMap database.
e. Assist other Department staff to support lake and/or stream sampling activities conducted or coordinated by the Department, including any special studies conducted by the Division of Water, as needed and available.

Unique Duties
• The candidate must be willing to work long hours beyond the typical workday and participate in overnight travel during the field sampling season, have the ability to carry heavy equipment including hand carry boats and sampling gear for up to a half mile over rough terrain, and be comfortable working from a canoe or other small boat in a variety of environments, including remote ponds and polluted urban lakes.
• Must obtain certification to operate motorized boats or personal watercrafts within one month of hire.
• Position has an anticipated end date of 1/31/23.

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, work in remote areas and in adverse weather conditions. Travel and overnight travel may be required.
Must be able to lift and move objects up to 40 pounds. Must have certification to operate motorized boats or personal water crafts within one month of hire.

Temporary position with an expected duration of through 1/31/23 subject to funding approval. Program needs and funding will determine actual termination date. Actual work schedule, duties and travel requirements may vary and will be discussed at the time of an interview.

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Name Megan Miller

Telephone 518-402-9273

Fax 518-402-9038

Email 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 #22-243 on your resume and also in the subject line of your email or it may not be accepted. You must submit a copy of your college transcript of qualifying courses with your resume. An unofficial copy is acceptable.

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