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Industrial Waste Assistant - Monroe County Dept of Environmental Services

Various Locations;  Provisional Appointment**

SHIFT:   Normally Monday – Friday (40 hours per week) but could be any shift deemed necessary by the department.  Call-ins, standby, overtime, weekends, and holidays as may be needed or required. 

SALARY:             Group 10               $31,421 – $40,466

JOB SUMMARY: This is a technical position in the Department of Environmental Services, Division of Pure Waters, responsible for assisting with various activities relating to industrial waste control.  Duties include public speaking, manual labor, report preparation, inputting data to a computer, sampling, household hazardous waste operations, or other duties related to the assignment.  The employee must be able to move up to, and including, fifty (50) pounds.  The employee reports directly to and works under the general supervision of a higher-level employee.  Does related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma, plus EITHER:

(A)   Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, or one of the natural or physical sciences*; OR,

(B)   Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s degree in one of the fields mentioned in (A) above, plus two (2) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience** in the process operation (i.e. an active operator in the day-to-day operation) of an industrial waste control facility, waste water facility or pollution control facility, or in water or wastewater chemical testing, or in laboratory examination, testing, or analysis, or in hazardous waste handling operations; OR,

(C)  Successful completion of sixty (60) college semester credit hours with a minimum of twenty-four (24) college semester credit hours in one of the fields mentioned in (A) above, plus two (2) years experience as described in (B) above; OR,

(D)   An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C) above.

 *Natural sciences includes Biology, Environmental Science or Earth Science, Botany, Physics, Chemistry, and Zoology, and any of their sub-fields.

Physical sciences is a subset of natural science which includes a wide range of fields of study in inorganic and organic chemistry, qualitative and quantitative analyses, biochemistry, astronomy, meteorology, geology, earth science and physics.

**Student intern and co-op experience is acceptable. 

 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you are appointed, you will be required to have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate your capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.

Candidates for employment with the Monroe County Government will be required to pass a Pre-Employment Background Investigation Policy.  The candidate will be required to pay for the cost of fingerprinting which is $100.00.  If the candidate is hired they will be reimbursed via payroll.

In addition to the minimum/special/additional qualifications the following factors will be considered: 
     -Time and Attendance Record
     -Performance Evaluations

Submit Employment/Civil Service Exam Application to: Lily Diaz at 7100 City Place – 50 West Main Street – Rochester, New York 14614-1228

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION SUBMITTALS: Until Filled
Applications can be found at www.monroecounty.gov click on Human Resources

 **The term provisional means that you will be required to take the next Civil Service examination for this title, and place among the top three (3) on the examination list in order to be eligible for permanent appointment

 

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Senior Pollution Control Operator (Provisional* Appointment) - Monroe County Dept of Environmental Services

SALARY:                   $58,330 - $75,222 annually

JOB SUMMARY:  This is a technical position responsible for the supervision of the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment  facilities.    Operations  include  screening  and  grit  removal,  primary  settling,  sludge  thickening, biological treatment using the activated sludge process and chemical precipitation for wastewater flows greater than ten (10) million gallons per day.  This position differs from Pollution Control Operator by virtue of having a higher level of accountability and being responsible for the operations of the facilities in the absence of the Chief Pollution Control Operator.  The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of the Chief Pollution Control Operator or other higher level staff member.  General supervision is exercised over a staff of Pollution Control Operators.  Does related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

**Copy of Certification must be submitted with application.

***Supervisory capacity, for the purposes of these minimum qualifications, involves typical duties such as assigning and reviewing work, evaluating performance, maintaining work standards, motivating and developing subordinate employees, implementing procedural changes, increasing efficiency and dealing with problems of absenteeism, morale and discipline.  The supervision aspects must be an integral part of the job, not incidental or occasional.

****Lead supervisory capacity, for the purposes of these minimum qualifications, is defined as someone who participates in and oversees projects, or directs and coordinates the work of others.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Candidates for employment with Monroe County Government will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test, along with a background investigation. Failure to meet the standards may result in disqualification.

If you are appointed, you will be required to possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York

State or otherwise demonstrate your capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT:  Applicant must be a resident of Monroe County at the time of appointment and for at least four (4) months at the time of examination.

APPLY ONLINE OR SEND CIVIL SERVICE APPLICATION TO:   https://cs.monroecounty.gov/hrapply 

MONROE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
39 WEST MAIN STREET - ROOM 210
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK  14614

Posting Deadline:  Until Filled

*The term provisional means that you will be required to take the next Civil Service examination for this title, and place among the top three (3) candidates on the examination list in order to be eligible for permanent appointment.

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NYC Environmental Protection - Chief, Watershed Lands & Community Planning

    Job ID:   238323        Apply Here
    Business Title:  Chief, Watershed Lands and Community Planning
    Civil Service Title:  Administrative City Planner
    Proposed Salary Range:  $100,000.00 - $140,000.00 (Annual)
    Work Location: 71 Smith Avenue, Kingston, NY
    Division/Work Unit:  Watshed Plan Protec/Ashokan

Job Description
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. We deliver 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water per day to 8.3 million New York City residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York and we collect and treat an average of 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day. 

The Bureau of Water Supply seeks to hire an Administrative City Planner M-3 to serve as Chief of Watershed Lands and Community Planning. This position will report directly to the Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Water Supply and will direct, evaluate and manage a staff responsible for implementing certain programs designed to protect the quality of the drinking water for NYC. Specifically the Chief will be responsible for the following:

• Formulate policies and guidelines for implementing the Land Acquisition and Watershed Protection and Partnership Programs established under the Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD), Water Supply Permit (WSP) and 1997 Watershed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between New York City, New York State, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), upstate New York watershed communities and various environmental groups. 

• Provide general direction and guidance to a staff of managers, planners, project managers and technical staff responsible for:
     o management of the upstate Land Acquisition Program for the City of New York;
     o policy development and implementation for the protection and stewardship of streams
        under the Stream Management Program;
     o development and implementation of pollution prevention plans on commercial farms and
        working forestland in the watershed under the Watershed Agricultural Program;
     o policy development and implementation of FAD, WSP and MOA partnership and
        environmental infrastructure projects; 
     o coordination with the Catskill Watershed Corporation and the Watershed Agricultural
        Council on economic vitality and development activities; and
     o development, maintenance and operation of the Bureau’s Watershed Geographic
        Information System.

• May serve as the Commissioner's designee on the Catskill Watershed Corporation Board of Directors and at committee meetings; represent the Department on the Watershed Agricultural Council; represent the Department at policy meetings pertaining to programs with Putnam and Westchester Counties. The Chief, when designated, may represent the Assistant Commissioner at staff meetings and conferences.

• Administrative duties include:
     o Management of approximately 40 staff at multiple locations.
     o Management of the capital and expense budgets to support program implementation.
        Annual budget is approximately $70 million. 
     o Oversee development and management of contracts required to implement program
        activities including processing of contract payments.

• Formulate and make recommendations to the Assistant Commissioner regarding development and implementation of source water protection policies and strategies.

• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with watershed municipalities 
and elected officials.  

• Coordinate and consult with other Directorates and Sections in the Bureau.
        
 Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four (4) years of full-time experience in city planning, at least eighteen (18) months of which must have been in a managerial capacity; or 

2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" above. However, a baccalaureate degree and eighteen (18) months of managerial experience in city planning is required of all candidates. Graduate work leading to an advance degree in city planning or related field may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the non-managerial experience on a year-for-year basis. Graduation from an accredited United States Law School may be substituted for two (2) years of non-managerial 
experience.
        
Preferred Skills
Experience in budgeting and contract management
Good public speaking skills
Experience in negotiating complex agreements
Excellent writing, data presentation and analytic skills
Experience in managing a diverse staff
        
    Additional Information
DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success or our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.

Kingston is a City in Ulster County, NY approximately 91 miles north of New York City.
        
 Apply Here
    Hours/Shift  - 35 Hours per week / Day shift
    Work Location -  71 Smith Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401
    Residency Requirement -     New York City Residency is not required for this position.

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Junior Sanitary Engineer - Buffalo Sewer Authority, Buffalo, NY

Number of Vacancies: One (1) (Provisional); Salary Range:   $46,568-$55,839

DUTIES: Drafts and occasionally designs plans and profiles for the construction of minor sanitary sewer and water line projects; Conducts surveys to establish topography and/or geological conditions affecting sewage planning; Supervises the use of and uses engineering instruments in making observations and in gathering and recording engineering data; Supervises and inspects minor construction work on small sewer projects; inspects construction material for conformance to specifications; collects data for computation of quantities and. payment to contractors; Supervises the activities of field parties engaged in water pollution surveys; Prepares progress reports; maintains records of work done and changes in plans and specifications; Performs structural design computations and reviews plans of other engineers for errors; Oversees the work of sub-professional engineers and assists with their training; Performs related work as required.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of sanitary engineering; Working knowledge of engineering principles relating to the design, construction and operation of sewers and sewage treatment plant facilities; Working knowledge of the fundamentals of planned development and drafting; ability to make difficult technical computations and to compile engineering data; Skill in the use of engineering field and office instruments; Ability to get along well with others; Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications; Ability to communicate orally and in writing; Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Promotional: Applicants must have continuous and permanent status in any city department as a Senior Drafting Technician or Senior Engineering Aide for one year.

REQUIREMENTS

A.) Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university in Civil, Environmental, Mechanical or Sanitary Engineering;

OR

B.) Associates Degree from an accredited junior college or technical institute in Civil or Mechanical Technology and two (2) years of full-time work experience involving the design, construction, development, maintenance  or operation of engineering programs  or projects;

OR

C.) Graduation from high school, GED or Equivalency  Diploma and four (4) years  of full-time  experience  in Civil, Mechanical, Environmental or Sanitary Engineering where work involves the design, construction,  development,  maintenance  or operation of engineering programs  or projects;

OR

D.)An  equivalent combination  as defined within the limits of (A) and   (C)

All applicants must apply  in writing  for this position  and specifically  detail all experience.  This application  is to be submitted to: Buffalo Sewer Authority, Attention: Teresa  Pleasant,  65 Niagara  Square/Room  1038 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202 by Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

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Associate Engineer - Buffalo Sewer Authority, Buffalo, NY

Number of Vacancies: One (1) (Provisional);  Salary Range: $65,988-$81,609

DUTIES: Coordinates the activities of a major phase of an engineering program; Plans, assigns and supervises the engineering and technical staff in various phases of the project/program; Reviews designs, plans and specifications for quality, effectiveness, technical accuracy and compliance with department standards and policies; Participates in the development, evaluation, implementation and revising maintenance and engineering policies, procedures and standards; Personally prepares specifications for complex projects, parts of projects or an unusual engineering activity which would require a more comprehensive and extensive knowledge of engineering principles; Reviews inspection reports to monitor inspection and construction, identify problems and conduct field inspections to resolve problems; Supervises the preparation and analysis of a wide variety of engineering statistics, data, designs, charts, records and reports; submits reports as requested; Acts as advisor to engineering and technical staff; Performs related duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid Professional Engineer's License issued by the State of New York and current registration, which must be at time of appointment. This license and registration must be maintained while employed in this title.

A.) Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Civil, Mechanical or Environmental Engineering or a closely related field and four years of full-time experience in the design of wastewater treatment facilities and appurtenances;

OR

B.) Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Civil, Mechanical or Environmental Engineering or a closely related field and six years of full-time experience in the design of wastewater treatment facilities and appurtenances;

OR

C.)   An equivalent combination as defined with the limits of A and   B.

Note:   Proof of education must be presented at time of appointment.

All applicants must apply in writing for this position  and specifically detail all experience.  This application is to be submitted to: Buffalo Sewer Authority, Attention: Teresa Pleasant,  65 Niagara  Square/Room  1038 City  Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202 by Wednesday, June 8, 2016. 

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Assistant Maintenance Supervisor (provisional) - Rensselaer County Sewer District

-Salary:                                   $50,521-59,436           -NYS Retirement            

-On-Call Stipend:                                   $900           -Mon-Fri (0730-1545)

-Sewer District Stipend:                         $550           -Full Benefits Package 

JOB SUMMARY: This is a technical position involving full participation in, as well as the supervision over, the maintenance and repair of all Sewer District facilities and equipment.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor. Supervision is exercised over subordinate maintenance staff members.  Responsibility for the planning of and supervision over any district repairs or maintenance required in the absence of the Maintenance Supervisor.  Overtime is required on an as needed basis in order to make the necessary repairs to keep all Sewer District processes functioning as designed.  Per UPSEU contract, an on-call stipend will be provided.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Thorough knowledge of the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and instrumentation systems; thorough knowledge of common practices, tools, terminology and safety precautions of the electrical and plumbing trades; skill in working from plans, specifications and rough sketches; ability to dispose and solve operating problems as they occur in the course of work; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to maintain accurate records; mechanical aptitude; initiative and resourcefulness in solving mechanical problems; good physical condition and dexterity.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

  • Plans, supervises and participates in all Sewer District related maintenance and repairs
  • Assists in assigning maintenance personnel to specific jobs
  •  Assists in updating and maintaining the preventative maintenance program
  •  Makes needed adjustments to the SCADA system using the Wonderware  software
  •  Performs vehicle maintenance and repairs on all district vehicles
  •  Welds and fabricates metal
  •  Diagnoses, installs and repairs all plant electrical equipment including three phase 480V
  • Trains subordinates and operations personnel in proper maintenance procedures
  •  Diagnostic/analysis of all electronic computer controlled systems
  •  Maintains, calibrates and repairs plant instrumentation
  •  Performs inspections and reports on contracted maintenance work
  • Consults with manufacturers’ representatives to become familiar with all plant equipment
  • Maintains current inventory of parts and supplies. Prepares requisitions for replacement as necessary
  • Energizes and de-energizes the plant electrical grid in the high voltage yard
  • Makes HVAC repairs as needed and adds necessary fluids and gasses
  • Learns and enforces all of the Sewer District safety, procedure and work rule policies

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and five years of journeyman level experience in the maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical or hydraulic equipment including at least one year of experience in a supervisory capacity.  Eligibility for a New York State Class 5 Driver’s License at the time of application; possession of license at the time of appointment; must maintain an active driver’s license throughout the length of employment.

To apply for this position please submit a letter of interest to jwheeler@rensco.com or to: Jason Wheeler, Rensselaer County Sewer District, 1600 Seventh Avenue, Troy, NY  12180

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Senior Project Manager - Brown and Caldwell

Brown and Caldwell, for more than 60 years, has been creating leading-edge environmental solutions for public agencies and private industry. We strive to be the environmental company of choice—to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. As a privately held firm with over 1,400 employee-owners in 45 offices nationwide, the opportunity awaits for you to advance.

Senior Project ManagerOur New York City office has a unique opportunity for a Senior Project Manager. You will work with a diverse team to implement a large program for Brown and Caldwell’s New York clients.   In this critical role you will be responsible for providing solutions for complex issues, utility management, business development, capital planning, design and engineering, and construction phase efforts.

Are you an individual who takes pride in delivering exceptional work? Are you looking for a way to make a difference?  When you join Brown and Caldwell you will enjoy a unique and welcoming culture. The work we do is interesting, challenging and wide-ranging in nature, and so is our client base. 

Job Expectations:  You will provide overall management support for multiple projects to ensure they all move together toward meeting the overall program management objectives and goals.  As such, you will delegate projects and tasks to subordinate engineers and administrative staff, supervise their work, and provide consultation in specialized areas.  You should have the ability to coordinate multiple teams of engineers, sub-consultants, contractors and other parties in a fast-paced environment and be able to act as an extension of senior management, providing input and collaborating on decisions.  Being a strong communicator and able to influence others in order to accomplish objectives is critical in this key role.

Additional responsibilities 

  • Develop scope, schedule and budget for engineering proposals.
  • Identify and procure engineering staff for each project team.
  • Provide key project management support.
  • Facilitate multiple, concurrent project delivery and execution (including managing subconsultants) on time, on budget and with expected level of quality.
  • Interact with clients, project managers, discipline leaders and assigned staff to confirm work is progressing per schedule and budget and that the work is being developed to the appropriate level of completeness and quality.
  • Simplify complex topics for non-technical audiences and prepare quick pointed summaries for executives, clients and stakeholders.
  • Facilitate and lead change management and risk management for large projects or programs.
  • Perform quality reviews for planning, engineering, administrative and construction tasks
  • Supervise multiple individuals and teams for an effective and engaged team 

Desired Skills and Experience: 

  •  BS degree in Civil, Environmental, or related Engineering field; MS degree preferred.
  • 15+ years of experience with municipal water/wastewater utility engineering
  •   P.E. registration
  • PMP certification from the Project Management Institute a plus.
  •  Previous proven and successful program management experience on large municipal projects as either the lead or in an assistant project manager role with ability to obtain direct client references.
  • Strong planning experience through design and construction of large municipal and/or federal facilities.
  •  Strong communication skills i.e. ability to communicate orally and in writing - across functions and teams, up and down the chain of command.
  • The ability to influence people to get things done.
  •  Strong negotiation skills.
  • Ability to proactively deal with conflict.
  •  Highly motivated self-starter with a passion to accomplish results

 Qualified candidates should apply directly online to http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BROWNCALDWELL&cws=1&rid=2297

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please visit our Web site at www.brownandcaldwell.com to apply online and for additional career opportunities. We value workforce diversity. EOE/AA

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 3 - Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Plant

Salary $23.01 to $27.01 per hour
General employment applications may be obtained at the Personnel/Civil Service Office, 5th Floor, City Hall, Governmental Plaza, Binghamton, NY   13901 or from the BJCWWTP, Personnel Office, 4480 Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This routine, but important work, involves shared responsibility during an assigned shift for the actual operation of a wastewater treatment plant.  The work is carried out in accordance with procedures established to promote the efficient operation and maintenance of a Wastewater Treatment Plant with a point score of 76 or greater.  The class differs from that of Wastewater Plant Operator Grade 2 by virtue of the responsibility of the incumbent for the assistance in shift operations, and by its increased supervisory duties.  Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher-level Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.  Supervision is exercised over subordinate employees.  Does related work as required. 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Is responsible for the operation, adjustment, maintenance and replacement of pumps, motors, air compressors, valves, screens, centrifuges and other related equipment; Operates computer controlled equipment; Is responsible for recording readings from meters and gauges; Is responsible for making necessary tests for the control of plant operations Assists in the inspection, monitoring, maintenance and repair of pumps, valves, screens, and related mechanical equipment; Cleans channels, screens, tanks, and other equipment; Assists in the preparation and maintenance of activity records and reports; Performs increasingly responsible duties as assigned in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant; Demonstrates proper safety protocol while performing duties at a wastewater treatment plant; Performs a variety custodial duties and building repairs and maintenance duties in and around plant; Records readings from meters and gauges; Treats and disposes of wastewater; Adds chlorine to wastewater; Takes samples for testing; Makes necessary tests for control of plant operation and makes adjustments to processes based on these results; Assists in the instruction of trainees; Supervises the work of subordinate employees; Keeps logs of plant operations and related records; Performs some custodial duties related to the maintenance of buildings and grounds. Makes minor repairs to machinery and equipment.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the practices used and the equipment required in the operation and maintenance of a Wastewater Treatment Plant with a point score of 76 or greater; working knowledge of the principals and applications of physics, chemistry and bacteriology as applied to wastewater treatment and disposal; skill in the operation and repair of pumps, valves and related mechanical and electrical equipment; ability to read, understand and record data from gauges, scales, and meters; ability to make routine laboratory and filed tests for control of plant operation; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity; ability to work with computer interfaces and programs including Windows based Excel and Word; Ability to work as a team member; willingness to work out of doors under adverse weather conditions; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet and databases at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position. Must maintain minimum of a NYS DEC grade 3 license throughout appointment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1.             Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation approved curriculum; and

2.             Completion of an appropriate course of instruction approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; and Not less than eighteen months of satisfactory experience in the actual operation of a wastewater treatment plant with a point score of 56 or greater, and facilities of the appropriate type; and

3.             The ability to conduct the routine laboratory and field tests required for the control of the operation of a wastewater treatment plant with such facilities. 

Grade 3 can use one of the following options to meet the minimum education requirements:

The operating experience discussed under these options is required in addition to the approved operating experience.

 RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS:Candidates Must Be Legal Residents of one of  the following Counties In New York State; Broome, Tioga, Tompkins, Cortland, Chenango, Otsego, or Delaware, Or Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.

QUALIFYING OPTIONS FOR GRADE 3 OPERATIONS:  (Must also have required duration of approved operating experience- 18 months).

             a)               AAS degree from a duly accredited university or school in a NYSDEC approved curriculum, or

             b)               AAS degree from a duly accredited university or school, plus eighteen months operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant, or

             c)                AA degree with thirty credit hours of math and/or science from a duly accredited university or school, plus eighteen months operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant, or

             d)               High school or equivalency diploma and three years of operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:   (1)  Wastewater treatment plant with a point score of 56 or greater. The candidate must possess a Grade 3 certification issued under the provisions of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  (2) Possession of a New York State Driver’s License is required at time of appointment.

DEFINITIONS:

Operating Experience: Is defined as work experience at a wastewater plant with a SPDES permit.  A minimum of fifty (50) percent of the work experience must include hands-on operation of all unit processes at the WWTP.  Approved Operating Experience: Is defined as work experience at a wastewater treatment plant with a SPDES permit having the same or higher point score for which certification is being sought.  A minimum of fifty (50) percent of the experience must include hands-on operation of all unit processes at the WWTP.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Possession of a current license as a Professional Engineer in New York State or possession of a Professional Engineering license in another state with the ability to obtain a New York State license within 6 (six) months of employment and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment. The City of Binghamton is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to workforce diversification.  All new hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment. 

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Environmental Analyst - Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services

Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C. (EDR) is seeking versatile, team oriented candidates to join our Environmental Services Group. The qualified Environmental Analyst will have at least 2 years of experience in environmental review, impact analysis, and permitting with strong writing skills and an understanding of various permitting regulations and requirements, such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), Article VII and Article 10 of the New York Public Service Law, and other state and federal wetland regulations. Strong GIS skills also required, including an ability to understand and prepare drawings, maps, figures, tables, and other analyses using GIS. Requires a minimum BS degree in environmental science, natural resources, biology, ecology, or related field.

This position represents a career opportunity with one of the leading environmental permitting consultants for renewable energy projects in the Eastern United States. EDR is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting and design firm that has been in business for over 35 years (since 1979).  EDR’s staff includes a diverse group of environmental professionals that includes ecologists, botanists, wildlife biologists, GIS specialists, archaeologists, historians, visualization specialists, planners, landscape architects, and civil engineers.  Come join our team, work on interesting and challenging projects, and collaborate with our talented group of environmental professionals!

To learn more about career opportunities at EDR please visit http://www.edrdpc.com/careers/join-our-team/.  To apply for this position, please submit your resume and letter of interest to syr@edrdpc.com or in writing to:

Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C.

Human Resources

217 Montgomery Street, Suite 1000

Syracuse, New York 13202

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Environmental Project Manager - Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services

Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C. (EDR) is seeking a versatile, team oriented Project Manager to join our Environmental Services Group. The qualified Environmental Project Manager will have at least 5 years of experience in environmental review, impact analysis, and permitting with strong writing and verbal communication skills. This position also requires a practiced understanding of multiple permitting regulations and requirements, such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), Article VII and Article 10 of the New York Public Service Law, and state and federal wetland regulations. Requires a minimum BS/BA degree in environmental science, natural resources, biology, ecology, or related field. Preference will be given to candidates with renewable/wind energy generation and energy transmission project experience and expertise in wildlife biology, natural resources, and/or wetland delineation and permitting. A strong understanding of GIS and the associated value to environmental permitting efforts also required.

EDR is among the leading environmental permitting consultants for renewable energy projects in the Eastern United States, and have been involved in the review and permitting of over 50 utility-scale renewable energy projects. Significant milestones in our portfolio include the first (anticipated in May, 2016) Article 10 Application submitted for an energy generation project in New York (Cassadaga Wind), the largest proposed utility-scale solar project in Maryland (Great Bay Solar), the first wind energy project built in New York (Madison), the first wind energy project approved in Ohio (Buckeye), the first approved off-shore wind project (Cape Wind), the largest wind energy project in the Northeast (Maple Ridge), and the first wind energy project proposed on National Forest Service Lands (Deerfield Wind, in Vermont).  Our experience on these projects includes all aspects of environmental impact analysis and permitting, including preparation of environmental impact statements and environmental assessments, in addition to various support studies and permit applications.

To learn more about career opportunities at EDR please visit http://www.edrdpc.com/careers/join-our-team/.  To apply for this position, please submit your resume and letter of interest to syr@edrdpc.com or in writing to:

Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C.

Human Resources

217 Montgomery Street, Suite 1000

Syracuse, New York 13202

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Project Civil Engineer - Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services

Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C. (EDR) seeks a versatile, team oriented candidate to join our Planning & Site Design Studio as a Project Civil Engineer.  Qualified candidates will have at least 7 years of professional experience with Site Design focused on site and utility layout, stormwater design and permitting, sanitary sewer design, and water main design, experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D, and strong written and verbal communication skills. This position requires a minimum of a BS degree in Environmental or Civil Engineering.

This position represents a career opportunity with an award winning site design and environmental firm based in upstate New York. EDR is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting and design firm that has been in business for over 35 years (since 1979).  Our staff includes a diverse group of environmental professionals that includes ecologists, botanists, wildlife biologists, GIS specialists, archaeologists, historians, visualization specialists, planners, landscape architects, and civil engineers.  Come join our team, work on interesting and challenging projects, and collaborate with our talented group of environmental professionals!

To learn more about career opportunities at EDR please visit http://www.edrdpc.com/careers/join-our-team/.  To apply for this position, please submit your resume and letter of interest to syr@edrdpc.com or in writing to:

Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C.

Human Resources

217 Montgomery Street, Suite 1000

Syracuse, New York 13202

 

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Project Civil Engineer - Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services

Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C. (EDR) seeks a versatile, team oriented candidate to join our Planning & Site Design Studio as a Project Civil Engineer.  Qualified candidates will have at least 7 years of professional experience with Site Design focused on site and utility layout, stormwater design and permitting, sanitary sewer design, and water main design, experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D, and strong written and verbal communication skills. This position requires a minimum of a BS degree in Environmental or Civil Engineering.

This position represents a career opportunity with an award winning site design and environmental firm based in upstate New York. EDR is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting and design firm that has been in business for over 35 years (since 1979).  Our staff includes a diverse group of environmental professionals that includes ecologists, botanists, wildlife biologists, GIS specialists, archaeologists, historians, visualization specialists, planners, landscape architects, and civil engineers.  Come join our team, work on interesting and challenging projects, and collaborate with our talented group of environmental professionals!

To learn more about career opportunities at EDR please visit http://www.edrdpc.com/careers/join-our-team/.  To apply for this position, please submit your resume and letter of interest to syr@edrdpc.com or in writing to:

Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C.

Human Resources

217 Montgomery Street, Suite 1000

Syracuse, New York 13202

 

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