Promotion examination open to all qualified employees of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Environmental Engineering Technician 2
- Written Test To Be Held
- March 18, 2017
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- February 01, 2017
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Open to Employees of||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee|
|37-805||Environmental Engineering Technician 2||Environmental Conservation,Dept of||$40,507||G-13||$15|
|37-806||Environmental Engineering Technician 3||Environmental Conservation,Dept of||$47,796||G-16||$15|
On or before March 18, 2017, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:
For No. 37-805: as an Environmental Engineering Technician 1, Engineering Technician, Laboratory Technician, or Assistant Land Surveyor 1.
For No. 37-806: as an Environmental Engineering Technician 2, Senior Drafting Technician (General), Assistant Land Surveyor 2, Electronic Equipment Mechanic, Senior Laboratory Technician, or Cartographic Technician 3.
Only the title(s) listed is qualifying for this examination(s).
If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before December 18, 2016, and have served continuously in this title since that date, you are eligible to file for this examination.
Qualifying Experience For Appointment from the Eligible List
After one year of the service described in the Minimum Qualifications, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.
Important: As the processing fee is non-refundable, verify that you entered the correct examination number and title on your online or paper application prior to submitting. If you apply online, you should immediately review your email confirmation notice to verify that you applied for the correct examination. If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT received by the Department of Civil Service. No late applications will be accepted after the filing deadline has passed.
- In accordance with Section 52.11 of the Civil Service Law, individuals serving permanently in the non competitive or labor class in a qualifying title (including those serving under Section 55-b/55-c) who otherwise meet the requirements for taking this examination are eligible to compete in this promotion examination.
- The Environmental Engineering Technician 2 is being held on a promotional and open-competitive basis. If you are admitted to the promotion examination under anticipated eligibility (i.e., you do not have the required one year of Qualifying Experience For Appointment From The Eligible List) and if you meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications, you may also be admitted to the open-competitive examination. To be admitted, you must apply for the open-competitive examination according to the instructions given on the open-competitive announcement. Once you meet the required one year of qualifying service for appointment from the promotion list, you will not be eligible for appointment from the open-competitive eligible list.
Subject of Examination
|There will be a written test which you must pass in order to be considered for appointment. The written test is designed to test for knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in such areas as:||For Examination Numbers|
|1. Mathematics, including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry - These questions test for the ability to read, analyze, and solve technician-level written problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, algebraic equations, geometric concepts and figures, and basic trigonometric functions.||X||X|
|2. Collection, analysis, and interpretation of data - These questions test for knowledge of the methods and techniques used to gather, evaluate, organize, and interpret various types of technical data, and the fundamental concepts and computations involved in basic statistical analysis.||X||X|
|3. Understanding and interpreting technical instructions, dimensional drawings, mechanical equipment plans, and construction documents - These questions test for the ability to read, understand, and interpret various forms of technical information, including charts and tables, construction specifications and plans, pollution control equipment diagrams, and environmental regulations. All the information needed to answer the questions will be provided in the written material, drawings, and plans.||X||X|
|4. Environmental management, construction, and sampling in air, water, solid and hazardous waste, flood control, and spill response - These questions test for knowledge of environmental management principles and practices, including such areas as air, water, solid and hazardous waste sampling and analysis; sources, effects, movement, and measurement of pollutants; hazardous waste identification and remediation; and proper solid waste disposal, water supply, and wastewater treatment procedures.||X||X|
|5. Supervision - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices employed in planning, organizing, and controlling the activities of a work unit toward predetermined objectives. The concepts covered, usually in a situational question format, include such topics as assigning and reviewing work; evaluating performance; maintaining work standards; motivating and developing subordinates; implementing procedural change; increasing efficiency; and dealing with problems of absenteeism, morale, and discipline.||X|
If you pass, your seniority credit(s), if any, will be included in the computation of your final score. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime veterans' credits to your final passing score.
Credit for Seniority
Seniority is credited at the rate of one credit for each five-year period (or fraction thereof), excluding the first year of service.
As an Environmental Engineering Technician 2, you would perform engineering technician work related to a specific area: solid and hazardous waste/substances, air pollution, stack testing, water quality, water quantity, flood control, spill response, bulk storage, or construction and design. For example, you might participate in surveys; sampling and analysis of surface and ground waters; install, operate, and maintain electronic and other equipment used to monitor air and water contaminants; use computers to tabulate data and prepare plans, charts, graphs, and sketches depicting information obtained; assist engineers in the review of technical documents for completeness and conformance to requirements; prepare routine correspondence, estimates, contracts and reports; maintain and manipulate computer program files; assist in the clean-up of petroleum and hazardous chemical spills; assist in the inspection of facilities; communicate orally or in writing with the public to obtain or provide information; assist contractors with issues of compliance; and under general direction, inspect construction projects or project components to ensure contractor���s conformance with contract specifications.
As an Environmental Engineering Technician 3, you would perform the same duties as an Environmental Engineering Technician 2, but might also be responsible for supervising engineering technician work.
Important: The Department of Civil Service and other state agencies may communicate with you through email correspondence. This may include the notification of your examination results and canvassing you for interest in appointment. It will be important for you to keep your email address, phone number and mailing address current by logging into https://www.cs.ny.gov/home/myaccount.
How To Apply
If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT processed.
New York State is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of the State of New York 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, disability, 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.
Most written tests are held on Saturdays. If you cannot take the test on the announced test date, due to a conflict with a religious observance or practice, check the box under “Religious Accommodation.” We will make arrangements for you to take the test on a different date (usually the following day).
Reasonable Accommodations in Testing
It is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the New York State Human Rights Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide qualified persons with disabilities equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of the Department. It is the policy of the Department to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary to provide equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their application. Further information is available from the Test Administration Unit of the Department of Civil Service. In the Albany area, call 518-457-2487. Outside of the Albany area, call toll free at 1-877-697-5627. For TDD services, call NY Relay at 711 (requires a fee) or 1-800-662-1220.
Admission to Examination
Notice to appear for the test may be conditional as review of applications may not be made until after the test. If you have not received your notice to appear for the written test three days before the date of the test, call 518-474 6470 in the Albany area or toll free at 1-877-697-5627.
Multiple Examinations Scheduled for the Same Day
If you have applied to take a written test announced by either one or several local jurisdictions (county, town, city) scheduled to be held on the same test date as this written test, you must notify each of the local jurisdictions no later than two weeks before the test date to make arrangements for taking all tests at one test site. All tests will be held at the state examination center. For your convenience, contact information for all local civil service agencies is available on our website at: http://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/local.cfm
Eligibility for Examination
To be considered a qualified employee eligible to compete in this examination, you must be employed in, or on leave from, the specified department or agency on a permanent or contingent permanent basis in the competitive class, or in the non-competitive class or labor class if specifically noted on this announcement (or be on an appropriate preferred list), and have the specified time in the specified title or salary grade. You may not compete in a test for a title if you are permanently employed in that title (unless you are still on probation) or in a higher direct line of promotion.
Cell Phones or Electronic/Communication Devices at the Test Site
Do not bring cell phones, beepers, headphones, or any electronic or other communication devices to the test site. The use of such devices at the test site in the test room, hallways, restrooms, building, grounds, or other areas could result in your disqualification.
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