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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/02/18

Applications Due01/16/18

Vacancy ID46384

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 $15.28 to $15.28 Hourly

Employment Type Part-Time

Part-time Percent 80%

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 25%

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 Erie

Street Address 270 Michigan Avenue

City Buffalo


Zip Code14203

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;


2. Graduation for high school (or possession of a high school equivalency diploma issued by a recognized education authority or a USAFI GED diploma high school level) AND one year of the experience described in option 1 above;


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;


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 -Assists in developing, reviewing and evaluating environmental chemistry data, assessments and summary reports and entering data into Agency databases.

-Participates in environmental media sampling and data management for water quality studies and extent of contamination assessments to determine pollutant sources & loading to lakes, tributaries and public beaches.

-Conducts field surveys from land & boat for fish & wildlife habitats, populations of native & invasive species, and research into applicable management measures.

-Participates on teams conducting on-site shoreline assessments, desktop analysis, and conceptual design of nature-based demonstration projects or coastal process evaluations.

-Researches, compiles, organizes environmental data, reviews databases, identifies data gaps, etc.

-Prepares GPS/GIS maps, graphic representations of environmental data, photo documentation, etc.

-Maintains field sampling equipment, logs, supplies, etc.

-Develop or update written procedures related to assigned duties.

Additional Comments Preference for:
-Ability to follow prescribed procedures with close attention to detail

-Ability to travel overnight on occasion

-Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Access and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Arc/GIS and GPS technology

-Knowledge and application of statistical principles and data analysis software

-Knowledge of freshwater ecosystems and proven experience with collection, taxonomic identification and evaluation of benthic sediments and/or aquatic organisms.

-Understanding of fundamental coastal processes including; erosion, sediment transport and shoreline ecosystem functions.

-Ability to read and interpret engineering design drawings, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and relevant academic research journals.

-Successful experience working independently and on project teams.

-Good verbal communication and writing skills.

-Valid Drivers license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position.

-Physical ability to work outside in varying weather conditions and difficult terrain, to lift 50 lbs. and to work in boats.

-Proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook.

-This is a temporary position with a duration of 1/1/18 - 3/31/18. This position will be extended if sufficient funding is available.
Work schedule will be discussed at the interview.

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

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 ApplyingEmail/mail your resume to the above. Be sure to put (18-001) 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.

If qualified based on college credit, you must include college transcript.

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