Environmental Engineering Technician 2

Grade 13

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Environmental Engineering Technician 1

    Grade 08

  2. Environmental Engineering Technician 2

    Grade 13

  3. Environmental Engineering Technician 3

    Grade 16

Summary of Job Description

As an Environmental Engineering Technician 2, you would perform engineering technician work related to a specific area: solid and hazardous waste/substances, air pollution, stack testing, water quality, water quantity, flood control, spill response, bulk storage, or construction and design. For example, you might participate in surveys; sampling and analysis of surface and ground waters; install, operate, and maintain electronic and other equipment used to monitor air and water contaminants; use computers to tabulate data and prepare plans, charts, graphs, and sketches depicting information obtained; assist engineers in the review of technical documents for completeness and conformance to requirements; prepare routine correspondence, estimates, contracts and reports; maintain and manipulate computer program files; assist in the clean up of petroleum and hazardous chemical spills; assist in the inspection of facilities; communicate orally or in writing with the public to obtain or provide information; assist contractors with issues of compliance; and under general directions, inspect construction projects or project components to ensure contractor's conformance with contract specifications.

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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 employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate 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 an Environmental Engineering Technician 1, Engineering Technician, Electronics Technician, Laboratory Technician, Assistant Land Surveyor 1, or Laboratory Mechanician.

For all other qualified individuals, candidates must have:

1.  five years of qualifying experience;*


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 two years of qualifying experience;*


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, AND one year of qualifying experience;*


4.  sixty college semester credit hours, including 15 college semester credit hours** in the natural or physical sciences and/or mathematics AND an additional 24 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; environmental science; drafting; computer science; and/or surveying;


5.  an associate's or higher-level degree in engineering technology.

* For the purposes of these examinations, "Qualifying Experience" is defined as: engineering technician work in aeronautical, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, or sanitary engineering technology; environmental technology; or as a surveyor or a drafter.

** Courses in the social sciences do NOT meet the specialized credit hour requirement for these examinations.

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.

26-224 37-805

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

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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