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Mined Land Reclamation Specialist Trainee 1, G-13

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Job Description

Mined Land Reclamation Specialists are responsible for the regulation of the mining industry under applicable laws, rules, regulations, and State policies, priorities, and procedures.  Employees will review mining and reclamation plans and procedures; investigate complaints; review and make determinations regarding related permit applications; perform and implement related financial analyses; conduct enforcement activities; attend public hearings; approve or deny reclamation work; inspect sites; maintain applicable databases and files; and otherwise perform a full range of related front line professional duties.  These positions are located in the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Trainees will receive a combination of structured training, on-the-job training, and/or practical job performance to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to function at the full performance level.

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

A bachelor's or higher degree in agricultural engineering, agriculture, agronomy, animal science, atmospheric science, biological science, biology, botany, chemical engineering, chemical science, chemistry, civil engineering, ecology, ecosystem management, environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental planning, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental toxicology, forest science, forestry, geography, geological engineering, geology, horticulture, hydrology, landscape architecture, mining, mining engineering, natural resources, natural resources conservation, natural resources management, natural resources planning, natural science, petroleum engineering, physics, urban forestry, wildlife biology, or zoology.

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Appointment Information

Most employees will be appointed to the Trainee 1 job title.

Appointments to this job title require a two-year traineeship that starts at the Trainee 1, G-13, and advances, after one year of acceptable performance, to Trainee 2, G-14. After one year of acceptable performance as a Trainee 2, employees advance to the Mined Land Reclamation Specialist 1, G-18, job title described above. No further Civil Service examination is required for advancement from Trainee 1 to Trainee 2, or from Trainee 2 to the Mined Land Reclamation Specialist 1.

Advanced Placement Appointments - For most trainee titles, employees may be able to be appointed directly to the Trainee 2 level or to the full performance title if they meet certain qualifications. This is known as advanced placement and is at the discretion of the hiring agency. View the qualifications for advanced placement, at:

Appointment to the Mined Land Reclamation Specialist 1 - Mined Land Reclamation Specialist 1 is also filled at the Full-level (G-18). See the Select Job Title information for Mined Land Reclamation Specialist 1 to review the additional qualifications for the full performance level title.

To Apply

You must have or expect to receive a bachelor's or higher degree by September 1, 2020.

The 2019 PCO will be open for application from January 18, 2019. To apply for the examination for this PCO Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 20, 2019, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2019, and take the PCO written test in April of 2019. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: