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Appointment Type: Competitive

Negotiating Unit: PS&T – Professional, Scientific and Technical (PEF)

Salary: $53,418 - $75,770 Annually

Location: 4950 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga, NY

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies; Environmental Science; Environmental, Chemical, or Civil Engineering; Architectural History; Archaeology; Historic Preservation Administration; Human and Natural Environments; Environmental Law; Environmental Planning; Environmental and Urban Planning; Atmospheric Science; Mathematics; Meteorology; Physics; Physical Science; Environmental Health; Environmental Health and Safety Management; Chemistry; Earth Science; Public Health; Geology; Engineering Geology; Acoustics; Noise Control; Natural Science; Ecology; Biology; Zoology; Botany; Water Resources; Hydrology; Natural Resources; Wildlife Management; Landscape Architecture or Forestry and two years of environmental analysis experience which must include substantial involvement (at least 50% of your time) in the preparation and review of environmental impact analyses, requiring knowledge and application of State and Federal environmental laws, regulations, methods, procedures and standards. This must also include preparation of technical analyses on environmental impact matters; providing consultation on environmental impact laws, rules, and regulations; or conducting office evaluations and field investigations related to environmental regulatory programs.

Responsible for tasks including implementation of an environmental compliance program, interfacing with regulatory agencies (federal and state) or serving as a member of a project team in the resolution of problems related to solid and hazardous materials, site remediation (e.g., spills) construction management, or pollution prevention. Typical activities might include reporting on and making recommendations, based on your own investigations, and serving as an environmental representative or providing technical direction to staff. The Environmental Specialist would provide non-engineering assistance and information to consultants and staff in developing and implementing non-engineering aspects of an environmental compliance program related to solid and hazardous materials, site remediation (e.g., spills), construction management, or pollution prevention.

Application:  Interested candidates who meet the minimum qualifications should send a cover letter and resume by the application deadline of 8/24/17 to Please include the position title, Environmental Specialist 1, in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application.

Phone: : (518) 449-6003

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This application must be printed and mailed. Data will not transfer if this form is attached to an e-mail.

The New York State Canal Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

New York State Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity, prior arrests, prior conviction records, predisposing genetic characteristics or domestic violence victim status.

The New York State Canal Corporation provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Nancy Harvey at (914) 681-6246.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from the candidate before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at