Environmental Conservation, Department of
Full Job Description
1. four 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; OR
2. graduation from high school (or possession of a high school equivalency diploma issued by a recognized educational authority or a USAFI GED diploma – high school level) AND one year of the experience described in option 1 above; OR
3. graduation from a high school technical education program in technical aeronautics, technical architectural drafting and building construction, technical chemistry, industrial chemistry, technical electricity/electronics, technical mechanical design and construction, technical structural drafting and design, technical instrumentation and control systems, or computer circuitry; OR
4. eighteen college semester credit hours in any combination of the following courses: engineering; such as civil, chemical, electrical, mechanical, aeronautical, and/or sanitary; public health; environmental and/or engineering technology; drafting; mathematics; surveying; computer science; environmental science; and/or the natural and physical sciences. YOU MUST SUBMIT A LIST OF QUALIFYING COURSES WITH YOUR APPLICATION. Include the course title, number of semester credit hours per course, name of college or university, and date (or expected date) of completion. Applications submitted without a list of relevant courses will be disapproved.
The NYSDEC’s Division of Water (DOW), Bureau of Water Assessment and Management (BWAM), Water Assessment and Implementation Section (WAIS) seeks an Environmental Engineer Technician 1 (EET1) to support the efforts of the Toxicity Testing Unit (TTU). The TTU manages the Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) program. WET tests are a type of bioassay that uses aquatic organisms to assess the potential toxicity of a facility’s effluent upon discharge to a surface water (i.e. river, stream or lake). WET testing is required at many municipal, industrial, and remediation facilities statewide as part of the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (SPDES) permit program.
Under the supervision of TTU staff, the EET1 will be responsible for assisting in various oversight activities associated with administering the WET program. This includes, but is not limited to:
Performing comprehensive data review, interpretation, and entry of facility WET test results, including toxicity and associated chemistry;
Compiling WET test data annually, including drafting facility letters outlining additional WET testing and/or SPDES permit requirements;
Tracking the status of required facility submittals, including management of the WET@dec.ny.gov mailbox;
Communicating internally with DOW permit writers and/or compliance staff, as well as externally with WET laboratories and/or facility operators as needed; and,
Assisting with WET reporting and database automation processes currently in development.
Temporary position with an expected duration through 3/31/23 subject to funding approval. Program needs and funding will determine actual termination date. Actual work schedule, duties and travel requirements may vary and will be discussed at the time of an interview.