Occ. Code 4027501

         

            

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN 1, GRADE 8

4027501

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN 2, GRADE 13

4027502

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN 3, GRADE 16

4027503

 

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard                                                                         

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

Environmental Engineering Technicians assist environmental engineers and scientists in preventing, controlling, and eliminating environmental hazards. They primarily inspect, test, decontaminate, and operate equipment used to control and remediate environmental pollution, including waste treatment and site remediation. Technicians also conduct pollution surveys, collect and analyze samples, maintain computer program files, and review technical documents. They work in laboratories testing samples, recording data and test results, and ordering materials and lab equipment. These positions exist in the Department of Environmental Conservation.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN 1: entry level; performs routine tasks under the direct supervision of higher level technicians, engineers or other higher level professional or scientific staff.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN 2: full performance level; performs technical tasks under the direct supervision of an Environmental Engineering Technician 3, Environmental Engineers, or other higher level professional or scientific staff in support of a specific program area.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN 3: working supervisor of a team or crew of lower level technicians; performs responsible technical engineering work which requires some knowledge of engineering theory and/or environmental science. 

 

RELATED CLASSES

 

Engineering Technicians assist engineering and higher level technician staff in performing field and office engineering work by performing technical duties in support of engineers or engineering programs.

 

Senior Engineering Technicians assist in the performance of civil engineering work and provide engineering support services to engineers by inspecting portions of construction projects, participating in field survey work, leading small project survey parties, collecting and analyzing engineering data, reviewing contracts and specifications, and preparing and reviewing maps and plans.

 

Forestry Technicians perform technical duties in support of the development, protection or improvement of forest lands by implementing technical management practices pursuant to guidelines developed by Foresters.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

     ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN 1:  assists in the review of technical documents for completeness and conformance to requirements; prepares routine correspondence and reports; maintains and manipulates electronic and hard copy program files; participates in environmental monitoring surveys and field surveys; takes measurements using field survey and measurement equipment; collects and records data and information; conducts tests on site, using simple testing and measurement equipment; samples and analyzes various environmental media in support of Department programs; tabulates data and prepares plans, charts, graphs and sketches depicting information obtained; and assists in the installation, operation and maintenance of electronic and other equipment used to monitor environmental contaminants.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN 2: conducts environmental monitoring surveys, sampling and analysis of various environmental media in support of Department programs; installs, operates and maintains electronic and other equipment used to monitor environmental contaminants; tabulates and prepares plans, charts, graphs and sketches depicting information obtained; prepares and/or reviews routine correspondence, estimates, contracts, and reports; develops and manipulates electronic program files to ensure data is effectively maintained and easily retrieved; assists in the cleanup of petroleum and hazardous chemical spills; assists in the inspection of facilities; serves as resource for regulated community; prepares technical evaluations and summaries; assists in the investigation of complaints and the preparation of case reports on violations for legal actions; and coordinates and presents outreach programs and activities.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN 3: supervisory class; trains and supervises subordinate Environmental Engineering Technicians and administrative support staff; schedules and assigns staff; trains subordinates to perform calculations, conduct tests, evaluate results, and perform field work; reviews work for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with procedures, guidelines, and commonly accepted environmental engineering principles; responds to hazardous waste and chemical spills and uses engineering principals to evaluate spill impacts; investigates and determines the source(s) of

contamination in order to protect or correct public and private water supplies; performs inspections at assigned facilities; assists in the design of projects; oversees and directs force account work and construction contracts to ensure compliance with contract plans and specifications; serves as a resource for regulated community; prepares technical evaluations and summaries; investigates complaints, assists in the preparation of case reports on violations for legal actions and provides testimony; and coordinates and presents outreach programs and activities.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Environmental Engineering Technician 1


 

Open-Competitive: Graduation from high school and two years of experience performing engineering technician work in aeronautical, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, or sanitary engineering technology; environmental technology; or as a surveyor or drafter.

 

Environmental Engineering Technician 2

 

Promotion:  one year of service as an Environmental Engineering Technician 1.

 

Open-Competitive: Associates degree or other postsecondary training in engineering technology, such as in environmental engineering technology, environmental technology, or hazardous materials information systems technology, and one year of experience.

 

 

Environmental Engineering Technician 3

 


Promotion: one year of service as an Environmental Engineering Technician 2.

 

Open-Competitive: Associates degree or other postsecondary training in engineering technology, such as in environmental engineering technology, environmental technology, hazardous materials information systems technology, or a closely related environmental technology field, and three years of experience.

 

Date:  3/15

 

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.