Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Environmental Chemist Trainee 1, G-13

Occupation Group

Natural and Physical Sciences

General Information

Starting Salary

$40,507

Job Rate

$67,827

Job Description

Environmental Chemists assist various environmental programs in all areas of environmental chemistry relating to sampling, laboratory procedures, laboratory analyses, data evaluation, and data interpretation.  Employees test ground and surface water, soil, sediments, air, plants, animal or fish tissues, and solid and hazardous materials to determine the presence of contaminants, to identify their source, to gauge compliance with environmental laws and regulations, to evaluate current or potential adverse impacts on the environment, and the like.  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.

Bachelor's or higher degree with 24 credits in biochemistry and/or chemistry.

Appointment Information

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 full performance, 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 full performance job title. For additional appointment information, see the Appointments tab in the PCO Overview.

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: https://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/advanced.placement.MQ.pdf.

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/.