Geologist Trainee - Similar to Grade 18

Positions in this title can be hired through NY HELPS

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Positions

This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 80 positions statewide.

You are viewing a title with a traineeship, please note this number of positions reflects the number of positions established at the full performance level.


*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.

Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series.

Salary Information for Geologist Trainee
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Geologist Trainee 18 $65,001 $82,656
Assistant Geologist 20 $72,032 $91,381
Professional Geologist 1 24 $88,639 $111,897
Professional Geologist 2 27 $103,784 $127,830
Professional Geologist 3 64 $123,793 $156,224

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

This title may exist in more than one negotiating unit. This salary schedule represents the most typical salary for this title. Click here to view additional salary information regarding the various bargaining units.

An individual's final salary is determined by the Office of the State Comptroller. This salary schedule does not reflect any Special Salary Treatments

Job Duties

As a Geologist Trainee, you would work under the direction of a higher-level Geologist on projects performing investigations and analyses to support the design and construction of NYS highways, bridges, and other structures, to support the investigation, remediation, and management of hazardous and non-hazardous waste sites, or to support the development and evaluation of groundwater supplies. Depending on the agency you are employed by, you may also assist in the investigation, evaluation, and management of crushed stone, sand, and gravel aggregate sources and their performance in bound and unbound applications, as well as soil and groundwater quality and water supply evaluations, geologic hazard evaluations, and other similar projects including the use of statistical analyses. Geologic and hydrogeologic evaluations may include the use of computer-assisted techniques including groundwater flow modeling and geographic information system analysis. You also may assist in the preparation and review of the geologic aspects of engineering and environmental investigations, reports, and studies. Duties may be performed in the field on projects and job sites, in the office, and/or in a laboratory.

Trainees will receive a combination of structured training, on-the-job training, and/or practical job performance to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to function at the full performance level.

The Classification standard for this title illustrates the nature, extend, and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. There is no classification standard available currently for this title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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.

26-795010

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

How to Apply

All HELP and NY HELPS open positions are now posted on StateJobsNY. It is now even easier for Jobseekers to find openings and connect with New York State agencies.

To narrow your search to NY HELPS jobs, click on "For the General Public", then "Search Vacancies", and select "Yes" on the NY HELPS dropdown to narrow your search to NY HELPS jobs.

Directions to apply will be specified on each individual job posting.

Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

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.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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