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Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental) – Multiple Opportunities

Minimum Qualifications

A New York State Professional Engineer’s license and current registration AND a qualifying bachelor’s degree or higher as listed below;* OR a New York State Professional Engineer’s license and current registration AND one year of full-time qualifying engineering experience as listed below.**

*Qualifying degrees: Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering Technology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering Technology, Environmental Design Engineering, Environmental Resources Engineering, Environmental Systems Engineering, Forest Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Paper Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Soil and Water Resources Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, or Engineering Science with a recognized concentration in any of the above listed engineering degrees.

**Qualifying experience: One year of full-time experience in sanitary, public health or environmental engineering.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will have familiarity with drinking water regulations; demonstrated ability to read and understand engineering plans, specifications, and engineering reports related to drinking water; demonstrated ability to prioritize work and effectively manage multiple projects and programmatic tasks in a fast paced environment; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, including public speaking, with diverse stakeholders such as consulting engineers, local health department officials, other state agencies, and members of the public; and demonstrated ability to work independently to complete assigned project tasks.

Duties Description

The New York State Department of Health invites you to consider joining our team for an opportunity to make more than a career – make a difference!

Public health is a diverse and growing field that offers many career options for people from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and lived experience.

Do you have a passion to protect and improve communities by preventing epidemics and the spread of disease? Promote healthy lifestyles for children and families? Protect against hazards in homes, work, communities and the environment? Ensure high quality health care services for all New Yorkers? Perform cutting-edge public health research? Address health disparities and social determinants of health? Prepare and respond to public health emergencies?

The Department of Health is currently recruiting for positions in many locations across New York State. As a Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental), you would perform a variety of professional engineering duties to support critical infrastructure activities for the Department’s water supply protection programs.

The work of all team members furthers the Department’s mission to protect, improve and promote the health, productivity and well-being of all New Yorkers.


Additional Comments

Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental), Grade 24, opportunities are available across the State.

This posting is for multiple New York Hiring For Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS)-designated opportunities with the Department of Health. NY HELPS waives Department of Civil Service examination requirements for certain positions for a period of one year. For additional information about the NY HELPS Program, please refer to

We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more…”

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:


Notes on Applying

Please submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference NYHELPS/Engineer included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NYHELPS/Engineer, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being con

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Apr 30 2024


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