Assistant Environmental Engineer - Engineer Trainee

  • New York State Dept of Environmental Conservation
  • Avon, NY, USA
  • Feb 11, 2018
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

Duties/Responsibilities

Primary duties will include:

  1. Regulation of Municipal and Industrial Wastewater SPDES permitted facilities, involving following tasks:
    - Review of facility operational data, monitoring reports, compliance documents, etc. to ensure permit compliance and adherence to agency rules and regulations;
    - Review of SPDES permit applications, fact sheets, and facility permits, and development/drafting of SPDES permits;
    - Performance of facility compliance inspections and documentation of findings;
    - Performance of engineering reviews of proposals, reports, plans and specs for SPDES permitted facilities.
  2. Oversight of large farm (concentrated animal feeding operations) facilities throughout the Region, tasks including:
    - Conducting compliance inspections and documenting findings
    - Performing response to and inspections of complaints related to agricultural operations.
  3. Conduct routine inspections as well as response to complaints at both construction sites as well as industrial facilities to determine compliance with applicable General Permits for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity and Industrial Activity.
  4. Conduct sampling as needed at municipal, industrial and agricultural operations, as well as required for Rotating Integrated Basin Strategy (RIBS) and Lakes.
  5. Conduct and/or assist in response, including investigations and enforcement as necessary, of water quality related complaints from the public or other sources.
  6. Assist Regional DOW staff in monitoring conditions at DEC-operated Flood Control Projects during periods of potential flooding.

Minimum Qualifications Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirementsReassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC
or
Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis.
or
Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service in a title designated as appropriate for transfer in accordance with Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law.
Transfer eligible under 70.4 - Meet the open competitive minimum qualifications (see below)

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications (see below) 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.

Open Competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55 b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles):
Engineer Trainee, NS

Minimum qualifications for Provisional appointment to Engineer Trainee, NS:
A bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Technology, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology , Chemical Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Environmental Design Engineering; Environmental Resources Engineering, Environmental Systems Engineering; Water Resources Engineering or Forestry Engineering.


OR


Proof of successful completion of a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.
If you are applying with proof of successful completion of the FE examination, you must also have one year of engineering experience in sanitary, public health or environmental engineering.

NOTE: Individuals appointed as an Engineer Trainee are required to complete a minimum of
one year of successful performance as an Engineer Trainee and pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. If you obtain your FE by the end of the first year , you will be advanced to the appropriate appoint-level-changed (PR-50) Grade 20 Assistant Engineer title. If you do not obtain your FE by the end of the second year of the traineeship , you will be terminated from your position.

Minimum Qualifications
The minimum qualifications for the Assistant Engineer (Environmental) to be filled at the Engineer Trainee level are as follows:
A bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Environmental Design Engineering; Environmental Resources Engineering; Environmental Systems Engineering; Water Resources Engineering or Forestry Engineering.

OR

Proof of successful completion of a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.
If you are applying with proof of successful completion of the FE examination, you must also have one year of engineering experience in sanitary, public health or environmental engineering.

NOTE: Individuals appointed as an Engineer Trainee are required to complete a minimum of one year of successful performance as an Engineer Trainee and pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. If you obtain your FE by the end of the first year, you will be advanced to the appropriate appoint-level-changed (PR-50) Grade 20 Assistant Engineer title. If you do not obtain your FE by the end of the second year of the traineeship, you will be terminated from your position.

Minimum qualifications for Provisional appointment to Assistant Engineer (Environmental), SG-20:

Proof of successful completion of a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination AND a bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Technology, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology , Chemical Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Environmental Design Engineering; Environmental Resources Engineering, Environmental Systems Engineering; Water Resources Engineering or Forestry Engineering.
OR
Proof of successful completion of a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination AND one year of engineering experience in sanitary, public health or environmental engineering.


Assistant Engineer (Environmental), G-20 Minimum Qualifications
Proof of successful completion of a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.

AND either:

1) A bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Environmental Design Engineering; Environmental Resources Engineering; Environmental Systems Engineering; Water Resources Engineering or Forestry Engineering.

OR

2) One year of engineering experience in sanitary, public health or environmental engineering.

Additional Comments

Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain and work in remote areas and adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 40 pounds.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:

Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060

Fax: (518) 402-9038

E-Mail: PostingResponses@dec.ny.gov

Application Due By 02/23/2018

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Sector

Government- State/Provincial

Salary

$55,494 - $78,014