Environmental Chemist 4

Grade 64

New York State has approximately 1 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Environmental Conservation, Dept of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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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 Chemist Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Environmental Chemist Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Environmental Chemist 1

    Grade 18

  4. Environmental Chemist 2

    Grade 23

  5. Environmental Chemist 3

    Grade 27

  6. Environmental Chemist 4

    Grade 64

Summary of Job Description

As an Environmental Chemist 4, you would:

Function as a Bureau Director under the supervision of an Assistant Division Director or a Division Director in Central Office; manage the development of the Department's major programs.

Administer the Division's quality assurance and quality control program and directs all analytical activities of the Divisions programs, such as pesticide, solid waste, water, air and hazardous waste.

Provide technical and chemical interpretation and guidance to the Division Director and executive staff on matters related to the planned program responsibilities of the Division; serve on special assignments as the scientific coordinator for emergency response activities.  

Manage the Division's pesticide laboratory and the statewide groundwater pesticide monitoring program.

Direct the development of policies or procedures concerning environmental quality and remediation programs.

Administer investigations or inspections for violations of the Environmental Conservation Law.

Develop and implement bureau work plans making appropriate use of personnel, fiscal and material resources to accomplish objectives and sets priorities with staff to accomplish work plans and react to crisis situations or projects in need of immediate attention.

Supervise and monitor staff activities as they relate to work plan development and adherence to standard practices, federal and state laws, regulations, policies, plans, guidance, and standard operating procedures.

Prepare or provide input on the management of routine and complex projects.

Coordinate technical assistance activities with government officials, engineering consultants, concerned citizen groups and the general public.

Oversee the administration of personnel policies and procedures as it relates to the organizational unit.

Review and direct the hiring and training of staff.

Prepare, develop and monitor the Bureau's operating budgets and approves expenditures.

Establish criteria to prioritize compliance efforts, standards for compliance strategy development and procedures for formal legal referral to alleviate existing practices leading to environmental pollution.

Develop information to be disseminated to the public or media; communicate with the media regarding projects and activities.  

Participate in meetings with public officials, concerned citizens, environmental professionals and agency staff.

Participate in interagency and interstate task forces, representing the Department on special projects or initiatives such as the scientific coordinator for Weapons of Mass Destruction exercises.

Research, propose and secure funding for new equipment, equipment upgrades, or facility upgrades.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

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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 a minimum of one year permanent competitive service as an Environmental Chemist 3.

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

This title is filled via promotion by the agency or agencies which have this title. Candidates must have had appropriate service in the promotional field for this title to be eligible for consideration. Applicants must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

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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