Professional Geologist 2 - Grade 27

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 16 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

Please note, as of November 29, 2018 Engineering Geologist 3 was renamed Professional Geologist 2.

As a Professional Geologist 2, you will draft new or revised policies and procedures related to geotechnical and geological principles and practices; develop management techniques and guidance for the protection and management of groundwater resources; consult and advise Division, Region, or Bureau Directors on geotechnical/hydrogeologic/geological management programs; interpret, evaluate, and apply Department policies; represent the Department on advisory committees, task forces and other inter-agency activities; serves as technical coordinator of Department's staff for program-relevant training; make technical presentations to professional societies, municipal governments, industry and the public directly oversee the activities of appropriate professional and technical staff; participate in geotechnical and geological meetings with applicants and concerned citizens; give expert testimony at legislative and adjudicatory hearings; host and conduct public meetings to explain the rationale for the Department's choice of actions and remedies at sites; perform special geological and mineralogical studies; and may act as Bureau Director or Bureau Chief in his/her absence fulfilling all requirements of that position.

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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 be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Professional Geologist 1 or Engineering Geologist 2 AND a New York State Professional Geologist's license and current registration at the time of appointment.

Only the title or titles listed are qualifying.

In accordance with New York State Education Law 7208.a.5, if you were employed by New York State on November 21, 2016 in a position where you performed geologic services (as defined in the scope of practice of geology in this statute), you are exempt from the requirement of having a New York State Professional Geologist's license and current registration. This exemption will be confirmed by the hiring agency at the time of appointment.

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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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