Minimum Qualifications Qualifications
All applicants must possess a valid New York State driver’s license as travel is necessary to conduct meetings and site visits in various parts of the state.
Engineers are assigned to the Metropolitan/Eastern, Capital/Northern, or Western Project Unit and will typically handle projects within the regional area they are assigned to. However, candidates must be willing to work in, and travel to, any part of New York State as their regional assignment may require shifting due to staffing, workload, or other considerations.
Minimum required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Civil, or Chemical Engineering and successful passage of Part 1 of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination. Three years of full-time wastewater related engineering experience can be substituted for the FE examination.
Environmental Engineer II candidates must possess a New York State Professional Engineer’s (PE) license and current registration; and have one year of experience as a PE.
At the Corporation’s discretion, years of engineering experience, Professional licensure or certification (EIT/PE) and/or a master’s level degree in a related field may be considered when determining salary level.
Knowledge of methods, materials and terminology used in the planning, design and construction of water quality and wastewater collection and treatment systems; including the ability to understand, interpret and analyze technical material, such as engineering reports, construction plans and specifications, contracts, technical reference materials and instructions is required.
Knowledge in the following areas is desired:
• Water quality and wastewater engineering, including familiarity with green stormwater practices
• Construction cost estimating and engineering economics
• Environmental permits and impact analysis
• Federal and State environmental regulations
• Energy efficiency and evaluation
• Pumps, motors, and drives
Skill in the following areas is required:
• Compiling and organizing data and information
• Management of multiple projects and strong ability to prioritize
• Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to interact well with people in a professional manner
• Computers and applicable software (Microsoft Word and Excel)
• Ability to manage multiple stakeholders with proficiency in navigating roles and responsibilities for scopes and contracts
Duties Description Position Description
Under the direction and supervision of the Unit Manager (Environmental Engineer III), the Environmental Engineer (EE) I or II is responsible for providing technical engineering support for the New York Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and other financial assistance programs. Primary responsibilities include the review of recipient’s (municipalities) submissions by applying sound engineering principles for review and approval of water quality protection and wastewater treatment planning and design documents to ensure compliance with applicable New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) design standards, and applicable Federal and State regulations. In addition, the EE I acts as the principal engineering project coordinator interacting with other internal divisions and government agencies, including but not limited to close coordination with DEC and the New York State Department of Health.
• Contact and establish working relationships with municipal officials and their engineers to determine need for, and interest in, assistance for water quality and water pollution control projects. Based on information obtained from municipal representatives, present project priority and eligibility for CWSRF financial assistance, and participate and present to CWSRF scoring panel.
• Review and make recommendations for approval or eligibility of engineering reports, plans, specifications, change orders, and other technical documents for the planning, design and construction of CWSRF eligible water quality protection and wastewater treatment facilities and various point, non-point, and National Estuary projects. Coordinate the review of these documents, with other interested State and/or Federal agencies for conformance with DEC design and other applicable technical standards.
• Manage multiple projects at various stages from concept through construction completion of project development by providing appropriate technical and application assistance to municipal representatives. Organize and participate in conferences with potential recipients of financial assistance to discuss program requirements and policies.
• Proactively maintain and update project database to ensure program requirements (permits, approvals, etc.) are met. Develop and maintain spreadsheets and other project documents in MS Word and Excel to monitor project status.
• Construction site visits are required throughout the State to monitor construction activities, including observing construction for compliance with the program requirements, the review and approval of construction change orders, securing appropriate programmatic documents, and performance of interim and final project site visits on large and complex projects. Complete reports to record observations.
In addition to the above duties, EE IIs may serve as a mentor to other engineering staff (EE I) and will be assigned more complex projects and tasks, and with greater independence than EE I.
Working Conditions and Physical Abilities
Work is primarily performed in an office setting, with prolonged periods of sitting and fine manipulation skills required for computer use.
Additional Comments The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC), a public benefit corporation, aids local governments, communities, and other eligible applicants throughout New York State to undertake critical water quality infrastructure projects by providing access to low-cost financing capital, grants, and expert technical assistance. EFC provides financial assistance from both the Federal and State levels in the form of loans, grants and guarantees as well as tax-exempt and taxable bonds in pooled and stand-alone public bond sales.
Minorities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+, veterans and women are encouraged to apply. EFC is committed to building and nurturing an inclusive workplace that strives for respect and promotes and values diversity. We believe that organizations that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective, or any other trait that makes an individual unique, are proven to be better organizations. Please consider joining our team as we work together to build a welcoming workplace where employees recognize that their unique characteristics, skills, and experiences are respected, valued, and celebrated.
Employees of EFC enjoy many benefits similar to those offered to New York State employees. Our total compensation package includes, but is not limited to, leave benefits (13 holidays and paid vacation, sick, and personal leave); a comprehensive health insurance program including medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision plans; and membership in either the NYS and Local Retirement System, which is a defined retirement plan, or the Voluntary Defined Contribution Program.
In compliance with Public Law 99-603, candidates selected for appointment must provide an original copy of documentation proving citizenship and/or legal right to work within three (3) days of effective date of appointment.
It is the policy of the State of New York and EFC to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, physical or mental ability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
It is the policy of EFC to provide qualified persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs and activities of EFC, and to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary, to enjoy such equal opportunity, including accommodations in the recruitment process. Further, it is the policy of EFC to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.
It is the policy of EFC to provide reasonable accommodation to ensure effective communication of information to individuals with disabilities. If you need an auxiliary aid or service to make this information available to you, please contact EFC’s Human Resources Office at (518) 486-9267.
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