Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Environmental Specialist 1, G-18

Occupation Group

Natural and Physical Sciences

General Information

Starting Salary

$53,339

Job Rate

$67,827

Job Description

Environmental Specialists perform technical analysis, research, and training related to the interaction of the State's environment and the State's transportation network and transportation projects.  Employees analyze various environmental concerns.  Employees write reports; make recommendations; develop policy and procedures for a variety of environmental issues; provide technical expertise on environmental matters to other staff; and/or coordinate obtaining environmental permits and approvals.  Employees play a variety of roles in the production of a variety of written materials.  These positions are mostly located in the Department of Transportation, with a few positions in the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, the Thruway Authority, and the Canal Corporation.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Bachelor's or higher degree in Anthropology, Archeology, Atmospheric Science, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Biology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Planning, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Forest Biology, Forest Sciences, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Geological Engineering, Historic Preservation, Land Use Planning, or Meteorology; and two years of professional environmental analysis experience*.

OR

Bachelor's or higher degree with 30 credits hours of course work in; acoustics, air pollution, american architectural history, animal behavior, aquatic resources, archaeology, architectural history, atmospheric science, botany, chemistry, cultural resource management, dendrology, ecology, environmental preservation law, forestry, global/natural environment, historic preservation, historic preservation law, historic preservation planning, native american studies, public archaeology, natural resources, meteorology, silviculture, soils, wildlife biology, or zoology; and two years of professional environmental analysis experience*.

OR

Master's or higher degree in Anthropology, Archeology, Atmospheric Science, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Biology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Planning, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Forest Biology, Forest Sciences, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Geological Engineering, Historic Preservation Studies, Land Use Planning, or Meteorology; and one year of professional environmental analysis experience*.

OR

Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archeology, Atmospheric Science, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Biology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Planning, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Forest Biology, Forest Sciences, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Geological Engineering, Historic Preservation Studies, Land Use Planning, or Meteorology.

* Professional environmental analysis experience must include substantial involvement (at least 50% of your time) in the preparation and review of environmental impact analyses, requiring knowledge and application of state and federal environmental laws, regulations, methods, procedures and standards. This must also include preparation of technical analyses on environmental impact matters, providing consultation on environmental impact laws, rules, and regulations or conducting office evaluations and field investigations related to environmental regulatory programs.

Appointment Information

Appointment Information

Candidates may also be appointed to a traineeship to this job title from the PCO eligible list. See the Select Job Titles description for more information. For further appointment information, see the Appointments tab in the PCO Overview.

To Apply

To apply for the examination for this PCO Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 22, 2017, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2017, and take the PCO written test in April of 2017. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/.