Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications for candidates eligible for provisional appointment, 55-b/55-c appointment or 70.4 transfer:
Geologist Trainee, NS: bachelor’s degree or higher in earth science, engineering geology, environmental geology, environmental geosciences, geochemistry, geological engineering, geology, geological science, geophysics, or hydrogeology.
Assistant Geologist, G-20: bachelor’s degree or higher in, earth science, engineering geology, environmental geology, environmental geosciences, geochemistry, geological engineering, geology, geological science, geophysics, or hydrogeology, AND:
Either 1. proof of passing the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) Fundamentals of Geology (FG) examination,
OR 2. a professional geologist licensure with current registration.
This position is also open to the following candidates:
Reassignment Eligible - Those currently in the title and employed by DEC
Reinstatement Eligible - Those who have previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis.
Transfer Eligible - Those with one year of permanent competitive service in a title designated as appropriate for transfer in accordance with Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law.
55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications (see above) and include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55- b/55-c program.
Individuals appointed as a Geologist Trainee are required to complete a minimum of one year of successful performance as a Geologist Trainee and pass the National Association of State Boards of Geologist’s Fundamentals of Geology (FG) examination. If you pass the FG by the end of the first year, you may be advanced to the Grade 20 Assistant Geologist title without further examination. If you do not pass the FG by the end of the second year of the traineeship, you will be terminated from your position.
NOTE: In accordance with Chapter 475 of the Laws of 2014, all professional geologists in New York State must obtain licensure under Title VIII of the Education Law; based on this, you will be required to obtain your professional geology license in order to be promoted in the future.
Duties Description Duties include serving as a Project Manager (PM) for State Superfund sites, for both responsible party and State-funded projects. Responsibilities include interaction with remedial parties, managing all aspects of the remedial program for sites (work plan development, investigation, design, remediation and site management phases of projects) including the review and evaluation of work plans, remedial investigation reports, feasibility studies, design reports, construction plans and specifications, final engineering/project completion reports, and site management plans to ensure conformance with current professional engineering standards, Department regulations, standards, guidance and policies.
Project management of these projects will involve soliciting, coordinating and resolving comments from other Department units; and local, state and federal agencies. In some instances, the above work will be done in-house (i.e., documents will be prepared by the PM) with in-house Professional Engineer oversight. Provide technical direction, oversight and management for standby consultants on State funded projects; approve projects budgets and manage budget compliance during project implementation. Prepare and respond to written correspondence, make public presentations, and interact directly with the public and interested community groups in relation to these projects. Some field work may involve working around heavy machinery such as drill rigs and construction equipment.
Additional Comments Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including respirator, will be required. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain, work in remote areas and in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Must successfully complete (or have completed) the 40-hour OSHA 1910.120 training course and all other required training. Must complete an annual Health and Safety Program including medical monitoring, fit testing, and 40 (or 8) hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingPlease email/mail your resume to the above. Be sure to include Posting #21-359 on your resume and also in the subject line of your email or it may not be accepted. If qualified based on college credit, include college transcript.