Professional Geologist 2

Grade 27

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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. Geologist Trainee

    Similar to Grade 18

  2. Assistant Geologist

    Grade 20

  3. Professional Geologist 1

    Grade 24

  4. Professional Geologist 2

    Grade 27

  5. Professional Geologist 3

    Grade 64

Summary of Job Description

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.

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.


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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