Transportation, Department of
To be considered for permanent appointment, candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list or be eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.
The Environmental Specialist 1 (ES 1) duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Research and analyze environmental resources such as wetlands, streams, endangered species, cultural and historic resources, etc. that may be affected by proposed transportation projects. Tasks include data gathering, environmental analysis, report writing, and providing recommendations to supervisors and project managers.
Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to identify and evaluate environmental resources present on proposed transportation projects.
Prepare project level correspondence and reports for coordination with involved state and federal regulatory agencies, and secure all necessary approvals and permits.
Review State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) storm water management practices and Storm water Pollution Protection Plans (SWPPP’s).
May require training and certification to identify and design remediation of contaminated and hazardous materials.
Conduct wetland and compensatory mitigation tasks including: wetland delineations; assessment of project impact and potential avoidance/minimization measures; evaluation and conceptual design of potential mitigation sites; and post-construction mitigation site monitoring.
Assist with the implementation of the Region’s Municipal Separate Storm Systems (MS4s) outfall inspection program.
Promote the Department’s environmental ethic through implementation of environmental initiatives that ensure projects and other actions are conducted in the most environmentally sound manner feasible.
Attendance at training and other learning opportunities may be required to stay current and to enhance knowledge of Department and Regional policies and procedures and other design and environmental topics.
Periodic field work is required for the position. The work may involve work within wetlands, streams, forested areas and other areas within the New York State Right-of-Way.
Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.
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The New York State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Women, minority group members, disabled persons and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be provided for the disabled.
In compliance with Public Law 99-603, candidates selected for appointment must provide an original document to prove their citizenship and/or legal right to work in the United States.
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