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Job Description

The New York City Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) is a team of scientists and engineers established to design, build and operate a set of world class municipal programs to advance cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites in New York City. OER also provides environmental counsel to the Mayor’s Office and serves other important functions in the seat of city government.  See

The office seeks a candidate who under direct supervision, will perform professional scientific work in geology and engineering geology in the field and the office.

Review investigation and remediation work activities, coordinate document review and assist in research, investigations, or studies, related to the functions or activities of the NYC Office of Environmental Remediation. Conducts review of remedial action plans, drawings, diagrams and reports to evaluate the appropriateness for implementation. Effectively communicate any necessary revisions to supervisors and real estate development teams.

Attend meetings with environmental consultants and others to develop and approve products, schedule projects, and evaluate work performance; participate in meetings with community members, consultants and other government agency representatives to fulfill project requirements.

Review examinations of soil samples and rock cores; classification by constituent elements, stratification, compaction and other characteristics; review preliminary drawings of structures; review profile drawings and graphs of subsurface structures.

Assist with assigned projects within all OER Environmental Quality programs (NYC VCP, E-Designation Hazmat, Air and Noise).

Review boring installations used to obtain soil samples, rock cores, undisturbed soil samples, ground water elevations, etc; review data to determine the source, nature and extent of contaminants. Participate in routine inspections, operations, installations or testing operations on a remediation site to ensure compliance with remedial action plans, Federal, State and City environmental regulations. Perform mathematical calculations.

Minimum Qual Requirements

A. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with a major in geology, engineering, earth sciences, environmental sciences, or a closely related field, including or supplemented by 24 semester credits in any of the following areas: rock and soil mechanics; structural geology; soils; sedimentation; petrology; hydrology; hydrogeology; geomorphology; subsurface explorations; mining; engineering; mapping; surveying; site investigations; geologic field work; or closely related areas; and B. Atleast one course involving geologic field work or three months of satisfactory, full-time professional geologic field experience obtained during the course of, or after completing, the baccalaureate education.

A Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York is required. This license must be maintained throughout the duration of employment.

Assignment Level II

A. To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements described in Assignment Level I, at least two years of satisfactory service as a Geologist AL I with the City of New York; or

B. At least three years of satisfactory, full-time professional experience in geology, engineering, earth sciences, environmental sciences, or a closely related field. One year of this experience must include the provision of geologic consultation or the supervision or performance monitoring of persons involved in geologic activity; or

C. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience. A masters degree from an accredited college with a major in one of the fields listed in “Assignment Level I – Qualification Requirement A” above may be substituted for two years of the AL II professional experience. A masters degree from an accredited college in management, public administration, business administration, or a closely related field may be substituted for the one year of consultative or supervisory experience described above.

Preferred Skills

Excellent verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills; experience with database development; GIS and web technology preferred; and possession of a valid motor vehicle driver’s license

To Apply

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Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Recruitment Contact: G. PIGOTT

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