Assoc Engineering Research Editor

Grade 23

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Career Ladder

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  1. Engineering Research Editor Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Engineering Research Editor Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Senr Engineering Research Editor

    Grade 18

  4. Assoc Engineering Research Editor

    Grade 23

Summary of Job Description

As an Engineering Research Editor, in general, you would apply the principles of good communication to meet the needs of your agency. You would translate scientific, engineering, planning and research data, and program and technical studies into form and style understandable by technical audiences in other fields and by the general public. You would explain, in technical or lay terms, as appropriate, the substance and importance of highly technical programs and decisions, and edit and revise documents to ensure accurate clear communication of technical and program information. You would prepare and disseminate information about significant problems and programs in coordination with scientific, engineering, and public affairs staff and programs managers. You would write and edit copy and coordinate effective illustration for a variety of formats (reports, technical papers for publication and/or spoken presentations, newsletters, articles, brochures and booklets, web pages, slide presentations, and broadcast scripts). You would oversee and occasionally implement formatting of information for print and electronic presentations, often acting as project manager for complex presentations.

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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.

There are two examinations held for this position.  Please note:  New York State employees may qualify for both.  

For qualified employees of New York State on or before the date of the examination, you 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 a Senior Engineering Research Editor.

For all other qualified individuals, candidates must have a bachelor's degree including or supplemented by 18 semester credit hours in natural, physical, environmental, or applied science; engineering; or technical or scientific writing or editing. Up to six of the 18 semester credit hours may also be in advanced writing, communication, journalism, or statistics.

In addition, candidates must have Four years general experience in: organizational public relations, newspaper or magazine writing, electronic publishing, or editing AND

Four years Specialized experience in: Editorial and layout or electronic presentation work or website planning, development, and content management AND

One year Supervision of professional staff; or ongoing responsibility for project management, including staff assignments, budgeting, and scheduling.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

25-029 35-357

How to Apply

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Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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