Professional Geologist 1 - Grade 24

Positions in this title can be hired through NY HELPS

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 68 positions statewide.

*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 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 Professional Geologist 1, in addition to the duties performed by Assistant Geologists, you may be responsible for the following: analyzing the results of investigations, field or laboratory procedures, geologic reports, and geophysical data; making recommendations pertaining to rock slope designs and foundation designs of structures; evaluating the suitability of blasted bedrock for use as stone-filling and riprap; preparing specifications and developing testing and quality assurance for mineral aggregates; investigating and resolving problems relating to aggregate performance; supervising laboratory and field testing of soils and aggregates; supervising petrographic determinations and making geologic recommendations on aggregate applications and the performance of aggregate in pavements, concrete, and other engineered applications; and performing studies to improve methods and equipment used in geological studies. You may plan and evaluate hydrogeological investigations of waste disposal sites that may include developing investigation work plans for dissolved and free phase containment migration in overburden and bedrock aquifers; interpretation of drilling logs, well construction diagrams and borehole geophysics; determining the influence of stratigraphy on containment migration; evaluating mass transport of containments in saturated media; determining the influence of transmissivity, dispersion and geochemistry on containment degradation and application of remediation technologies; use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and/or remote sensing instruments, techniques and software; interpreting historical land use, land forms or environmental conditions from imagery, maps or other records to assess containment locations; use of computer modeling and statistical interpretation of environmental data. You may also evaluate the development of proposed and management of existing groundwater and surface water supplies; assessment of water supply pumping tests; perform aquifer determinations; conduct soil and groundwater quality evaluations; develop and/or analyze geologic and hydrogeologic investigations, reports, studies and management plans; regulate water well contractors; and communicate with the public and industry professionals regarding groundwater and water supply issues. Duties may be performed in the field on projects and job sites, in the office, and/or in a laboratory. You may supervise subordinate technical, geologist, administrative or support staff as required.

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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.

26-845010 38-665010

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

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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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