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New York State Civil Service Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental) – Item 06711 in Albany, New York

Agency State Comptroller, Office of the

Title Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental) – Item 06711

Occupational Category Other Professional Careers

Salary Grade 24

Bargaining Unit PS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary Range From $86057 to $108638 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 2%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of the New York State Comptroller

110 State Street

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12236

Minimum Qualifications You must be currently reachable on the appropriate eligible list for this title, eligible under the 55 b/c program (see below), or eligible to transfer to this title under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.70.1 Transfer:For a 70.1 transfer to a Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental), SG-24, you must have one year of permanent competitive service in an approved 70.1 title allocated to a salary grade 22 or above.To determine if your current Civil Service title is eligible for transfer to this title, visit the Career Mobility GOT-IT website: Career Mobility Office » GOT-IT ( via transfer must not result in a second, consecutive transfer with an advancement of more than two S-grades or one M-grade.55-b/c program: This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. For 55 b/c appointment, you must: • Possess the minimum qualifications for the selected title as established by the Department of Civil Service and listed on the most recent exam announcement. Professional Engineer 1 (and all parenthetics) » Department of Civil Service (• Meet the applicable minimal mental and/or physical requirements for the job (with a reasonable accommodation, if necessary) • Have a current Eligibility Letter from the NYS Department of Civil Service,, and be able to provide it to the Human Resources Office upon request. *If you are currently 55b/c eligible and possess a bachelor’s degree, we encourage you to apply for this position.

Duties Description Technical Review of Oil Spill Fund Damage Claims, Cost Recovery Cases and Clean-up Projects.• Review the Fund’s third-party damage claims and assess the technical validity of each claim including source identification (responsible parties), efficacy of the cleanup conducted, and the validity of the environmental damages sought by claimants.• Provide technical advice to Fund legal staff during settlement negotiations, claim mediations and meetings with stakeholders.• Conduct spill site inspections for issues of compliance and investigate environmental problems.• Review Fund clean-up contractor vouchers for adequacy of clean-up backup documentation and related issues.• Review and evaluate documents associated with the investigation or remediation of contaminated sites, work plans, feasibility studies, and maintenance and monitoring plans related to remedial activities at contaminated sites.• Review adequacy of design of environmental monitoring systems.• Review and evaluate engineering reports and plans, permit applications, grant applications, facility evaluations, requests for proposals, environmental impact statements, remedial designs, and construction and monitoring reports.• Provide technical assistance for municipalities and other stakeholders.• Assist with public education efforts including participation in workshops, conferences, and public outreach programs.• Participate in the development of legal cases, including preparing professional testimony for use in hearings or trials involving environmental matters.• Assist in development of NYS DEC’s Oil Spill contracts.• Assist in development of and revision of environmental regulations and standards.• Undertake technical analysis, research, and training on environmental concerns, write reports and provide technical expertise on environmental matters to staff.Review Applications to the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP).• Perform OSC’s statutorily required review of all applications submitted to the State’s Brownfield Cleanup Program within 30 days of submittal.• Using various mapping software and information maintained in the Oil Spill Fund’s databases, identify past spills that the subject site may be impacting. • Identify any monies due the Fund for these sites. • Evaluate the impacts that contamination at the BCP sites may have on the Fund’s future cleanup obligations. • This review will include evaluation of any environmental consultant reports submitted by the applicant and existing site assessments that may have previously been done by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).Coordination with Oil Spill Program Participating Agencies and Other Stakeholders.• The Professional Engineer 1 will maintain a proactive approach in performing his/her duties by providing prompt, professional guidance, and service to Fund and OSC staff, customers, and stakeholders. • The Professional Engineer 1 will be familiar with the manner in which the State’s Oil Spill Program is administered at each participating agency, including the DEC, the Department of Health (“DOH”), the Office of Attorney General (OAG) and OSC.• Work with the OAG, the DEC and the DOH to resolve technical issues pertaining to the Oil Spill Program and to maintain an effective working relationship with those organizations.• Provide Fund managers with technical assistance by participating in meetings with stakeholders and other members of the public concerning the State’s Oil Spill Program.• Assist, as necessary, in the audit of State agencies whose operations are reimbursed by the Fund.

Additional Comments Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Experience with environmental remediation of contaminated sites, especially ones contaminated with petroleum, including source identification and remedial design.• Experience with groundwater contamination.• Experience evaluating phase 2 environmental assessment reports.• Experience working for or with the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Remediation.Telecommuting:The Office of the New York State Comptroller (OSC) supports telecommuting where it is reasonable to do so based upon the agency’s mission and operational needs. Generally, employees new to OSC will be restricted from telecommuting for at least 8 calendar weeks. After the initial 8 calendar week restriction, if an employee’s duties and work performance are aligned with telecommuting they may be allowed to do so. Upon approval to telecommute, OSC employees may telecommute up to 5 days per pay period.

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Name Joanne Pirfo

Telephone (518) 474-1924

Fax (518) 486-6723

Email Address


Street Office of Human Resources

110 State Street, 12th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12236

Notes on Applying Submit a clear, concise cover letter and resume stating how you meet the above minimum qualifications to, no later than December 5, 2023. Reference Item #06711-OER-CMS in the subject line and on the cover letter for proper routing.If you have questions about this vacancy, please contact this Division representative:Division contact: Debbie Hilson, dhilson@osc.ny.govWhen responding, please include the reference number and letters listed in this section only. The OER ID # should not be included.