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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/17/19

Applications Due09/09/19

Vacancy ID72128

AgencyAttorney General, Office of the

TitleEnvironmental Scientist 3

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade27

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

Salary RangeFrom $90375 to $111316 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 146 State Street

City Albany


Zip Code12207

Minimum Qualifications A Bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences or engineering, and six years of professional experience in the natural sciences, engineering, environmental analysis or regulation, or in a closely related field, one year of which must have included responsibility for the supervision of subordinate professionals or staff. Alternately, a Masters’ degree will be accepted in lieu of one year of the non-supervisory experience; a Ph.D. will be accepted in lieu of three years of the required non-supervisory experience. A Professional Engineering or Geologist license in New York State will also be similarly considered.

Duties Description The New York State Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Bureau is seeking an experienced environmental scientist or engineer who has a multi-disciplinary background and a strong commitment to environmental and public health protection. As a member of the Environmental Science staff the candidate would be responsible for supporting and assisting the Bureau’s litigation and public advocacy ensuring the New York State Attorney General continues to be a national leader on the environment and public health. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is desired: environmental or civil engineering; chemistry, earth science, geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, environmental biology, environmental investigation, remediation and monitoring (air, soil-gas, soil, water), remedial system design, waste characterization and management, management of toxic materials; risk assessment, ecology and natural resources. Proficiency with geographic information systems (GIS)is required, as are strong written and oral communication skills. Proficiency with global positioning systems (GPS) environmental field applications is desired. The successful candidate will be an organized self-starter who can work on multiple files both independently and collaboratively in a team. S/he will demonstrate the ability to use analytical and integrative skills to troubleshoot, lay a firm scientific foundation for legal arguments, and find solutions to pressing problems.

The Environmental Science staff are in the unique position of supporting and representing the Bureau’s legal and policy work. Examples of these tasks include, but are not limited to:

• Assess health and environmental risks associated with air, water, soil, and food contamination.
• Evaluate the potential for harm from exposure (e.g. dispersion modeling, GIS, and exposure assessment).
• Prepare and coordinate materials for legal and/or advocacy activities, including affidavits.
• Apply GIS / GPS and remote sensing technology (e.g., LIDAR) to environmental studies.
• Work with and manage expert witnesses, client agency staff, and student interns.
• Coordinate with state and federal agencies on environmental and public health issues of mutual interest.
• Interact with the public and investigate complaints related to environmental issues.
• Review technical documents and reports.
• Identify, coordinate, and provide oversight for policy and legislative initiatives.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Comments Applications are being received online at until September 6, 2019.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

• Cover Letter
• Resume
• List of three (3) references with contact information, including email addresses
• Technical and/or Policy writing Sample

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please call 518-776-2500.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website:

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.

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

Name Andrew Clancy

Telephone (518) 776-2500


Email Address


Street NYS Office of the Attorney General-HRM Bureau

The Capitol

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12224


Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLY

Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our website at Reference No. EPB_ES3_ALB_090619.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

• Cover Letter
• Resume
• List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses.

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

If you have questions about a position with the OAG, the application process or assistance with submitting your application, please contact Brianna Guckemus, Human Resources Specialist 1 via email at

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website:

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