Environmental Conservation Investigator 2 - Grade 19

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This title exists in Environmental Conservation, Dept of and has approximately 11 positions.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Environmental Conservation Investigator 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Environmental Conservation Investigator 1 17 $46,170 $56,244
Environmental Conservation Investigator 2 19 $51,282 $62,328

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Job Duties

As an Environmental Conservation Investigator 2, within the Bureau of Environmental Crimes Investigation (BECI), you would directly supervise the day-to-day activities of subordinate investigators as assigned by the Regional Chief Environmental Conservation Police Officer and/or the BECI Chief Environmental Conservation Police Officer or Major Environmental Conservation. This would involve directing their work in progressively complex and sensitive cases; identifying and/or assigning training activities, reviewing and approving reports, documents, and site safety plans, etc. You would also perform appropriate supervisory and investigative duties while working at contaminated sites, and assist in developing and maintaining contacts with other law enforcement agencies and prosecutors.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, the candidate must must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and have had three months of permanent competitive, or 55-b/55-c service as as an Environmental Conservation Investigator 1, Supervising Environmental Conservation Police Officer, or as an Environmental Conservation Investigator 1, Supervising Environmental Conservation Police Officer, or as an Environmental Conservation Police Officer (service as an Environmental Conservation Police Officer Trainee 1 or 2 does not meet this requirement).

*If you pass the examination for Environmental Conservation Investigator 1 (Exam No. 38-399) you will be restricted from appointment from the eligible list until you have one year of service as an Environmental Conservation Police Officer.

Only the title or titles listed are qualifying.

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How to Apply

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Mobility Options

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For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

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