Occ. Code 1637100

 

 

MINERAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST 1, GRADE 15

1637100

MINERAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST 2, GRADE 20

1637200

MINERAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST 3, GRADE 24

1637300

MINERAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST 4, GRADE 27

1637400

MINERAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST 5, M-4

1637500

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

Mineral Resources Specialists analyze, review, and administer environmental regulations and permitting for oil, gas, and solution mining exploration, development, and production, underground gas storage and the leasing of State lands for oil and gas development.  Positions in this title series perform technical and environmental reviews for well permits, for underground storage permits, for mineral resource extraction, environmental suitability and impact, and operational safety, and perform site inspections, audits and investigations of suspected environmental or safety violations or non-routine accidents. These positions exist only at the Department of Environmental Conservation.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

MINERAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST 1: entry-level; performs routine environmental and technical reviews and analyses under the direction of higher-level staff.

 

MINERAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST 2: full performance-level; conducts technical and environmental reviews for well permits; performs compliance inspections of drilling and production equipment, underground natural gas storage, liquefied petroleum gas storage, and solution salt mining facilities.

 

MINERAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST 3: first supervisory level; supervises and oversees the work of subordinate Mineral Resources Specialists and Mineral Resources Technicians; performs complex mineral resources analyses and studies.

 

MINERAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST 4: second supervisory level; manages a specialized portion or assigned geographic area of the statewide mineral resources program; signs permits; oversees and directs the work of an assigned work section or regional permitting/inspections staff.

 

MINERAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST 5: manager; oversees and directs the work of a bureau with multiple technical sections headed by Mineral Resources Specialists 4 or Mined Land Reclamation Specialists 3; responsible for the statewide administration of portions of the mineral resources and mined land programs; assists in the overall administration and direction of the statewide mineral resources and mined land programs.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

MINERAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST 1 and 2: performs technical and environmental reviews for well permits, for underground gas storage permits, for mineral resource extraction, environmental suitability and impact, and operational safety; and inspects, audits and investigates suspected environmental or safety violations; analyzes and reviews inspection and withdrawal/production data; investigates complaints, accidents, and non-routine incidents regarding drilling operations and production; conducts mineral resources analyses and studies; assists in managing State Land leasing programs; and assists in managing computerized information systems. May be required to supervise and train lower-level professional, technical, and other support staff.

 

MINERAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST 3: evaluates suitability of reservoirs for underground gas storage; analyzes secondary and tertiary recovery methods for environmental and technical suitability; prepares affidavits and presents testimony and serves as a State witness at public hearings and court proceedings; administers onshore leasing programs; assists in public information and intergovernmental relations, as needed; assists in the management and enhancement of program-related computerized information management systems; evaluates new or modified production and extraction techniques and facilities to determine technical and environmental acceptability; trains subordinate staff, and assists the Mineral Resources Specialist 4 in setting work priorities, scheduling work, and acting on their behalf during any absence. 

 

MINERAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST 4: supervises and evaluates the work of subordinates, including the preparation of work plans, work assignments and priorities; provides technical services within the Division and to operators, municipalities, other agencies and the public; develops and enhances program-related computerized information management services; leads the most difficult and controversial studies; reviews and signs permits; and modifies and updates regulations and policies to ensure the efficient recovery of oil and gas resources, while protecting public health, safety and the environment.  

 

MINERAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST 5: develops and directs work plans and priorities; assists the Director Division of Mineral Resources in the development and modification of statewide mineral resources regulation, and permitting policies; ensures that statewide program operations are consistent with operating policies and applicable laws, rules, and regulations; and represents the agency on mineral resources issues with elected officials, federal, local, and other state government entities. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

MINERAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST 1

 

Open Competitive:  a bachelors degree or higher in geology, engineering, petroleum engineering, geochemistry, geophysics, or geosciences.

 

MINERAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST 2

 

Promotion:  one year of permanent competitive service as a Mineral Resources Specialist 1.

 

Open Competitive: a bachelors degree or higher in geology, engineering, petroleum engineering, geochemistry, geophysics, or geosciences and one year of professional experience in drilling, development, or production for oil, natural gas, solution mining, or underground gas storage. 

 

MINERAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST 3

 

Promotion: one year of permanent competitive service as a Mineral Resources Specialist 2.

 

Open Competitive: a bachelors degree or higher in geology, engineering, petroleum engineering, geochemistry, geophysics, or geosciences and three years of professional experience in drilling, development, or production for oil, natural gas, solution mining, or underground gas storage. 

 

MINERAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST 4

 

Promotion: one year of permanent competitive service as a Mineral Resources Specialist 3.

 

Open Competitive: a bachelors degree or higher in geology, engineering, petroleum engineering, geochemistry, geophysics, or geosciences and four years of professional experience in drilling, development, or production for oil, natural gas, solution mining, or underground gas storage. 


 

MINERAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST 5

 

Promotion: one year of permanent competitive service as a Mineral Resources Specialist 4 or Mined Land Reclamation Specialist 3.

 

 

Date:  10/17

 

NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.