Environmental Chemist 4 - Grade 64

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This title exists in Environmental Conservation, Dept of and has approximately 1 positions.

*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 Environmental Chemist Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Environmental Chemist Trainee 1 13 $49,363 $63,169
Environmental Chemist Trainee 2 14 $52,198 $66,634
Environmental Chemist 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Environmental Chemist 2 23 $84,156 $106,454
Environmental Chemist 3 27 $103,784 $127,830
Environmental Chemist 4 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.

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Job Duties

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.

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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.

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

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.

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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