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Asbestos Enforcement Inspector

Asbestos Enforcement Inspector

  1. DEPT OF ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
Posted on: 01/25/2024
  1. Full-time

Location

QUEENS

  1. Exam may be required

Department

Air Resource/Asbestos

$47,383.00 – $84,687.00

Job Description

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting, and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP delivers more than 1.1 billion gallons per day of the highest quality drinking water to 8.5 million NYC residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York and has a wastewater conveyance and treatment system capable of processing over 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day to protect the environment and the city’s surrounding waterways.

The Bureau of Environmental Compliance’s (BEC) mission is the enforcement of environmental laws and regulations, which affect the health and safety of the public and environment. Specifically, the bureau enforces the City’s Asbestos regulations as well as the Air and Noise Codes. The Bureau is comprised of the Division of Air & Noise Policy, Permitting and Enforcement and the Asbestos Control Program. These divisions respond to; air and noise code complaints; inspect and track asbestos removal projects; and foster the goals of environmental protection.
Responsibilities also include certifying asbestos handlers, inspecting and issuing operating certificates to stationary combustion and industrial process sources, and implementing the requirements of the Clean Air Act.

Under direction, the selected candidate will conduct safety and health investigations to ensure compliance with the Asbestos rules and regulations. The candidate will ensure public safety and health by identifying and evaluating potential risks of exposure to asbestos, evaluating potential egress and/or fire protection hazards on construction sites and take the necessary steps to eliminate those hazards. The selected candidate will prepare detailed inspection reports of field activities which will include worksite dimensions, diagrams and photographs. The selected candidate will also be responsible for collecting suspect asbestos containing materials for analysis when applicable and interpret their results. At times the selected candidate will be required to review and interpret air monitoring results as well. The selected candidate will be responsible for issuing notices of violation to the responsible parties when non-compliance issues are observed during field inspections and will have to defend said violations at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) when applicable. The selected candidate will also be expected to respond to various emergencies throughout NYC and coordinate with other city agencies.


Minimum Qualifications

Qualification Requirements
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by 16 semester credits in chemistry and 8 semester credits in any one or a combination of the following areas: chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, environmental science, forensic science, or other natural science.

Certificate Requirement
At the time of appointment to a clinical laboratory, candidates must possess a valid License as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist issued by the New York State Education Department. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.
Additional Qualification Requirements For Assignment Level II and above.

To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II and above, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements described for Assignment Level I, at least two years of fulltime satisfactory experience performing chemical or physical analyses in a laboratory.

Education may be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 graduate semester credits from an accredited college in any of the areas of study described in the qualification requirements above for one year of experience. However, all candidates must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with the specialized credits as described above.


Preferred Skills

- Ability to climb stairs and ladders and engage in extensive walking at facilities being inspected including those under construction and renovation while following all mandated safety procedures. - Familiarity with various computer software programs. - Must possess valid NYS Driver’s License by the time of employment.
55a Program

“NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program and also meet the education and experience requirements as listed in the job posting notice. Please indicate on your resume or cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program. This position is also open to non-55-a Program candidates who meet the education and experience requirements as listed in the job posting notice.” We appreciate your interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only candidates under consideration will be contacted. All appointments are subject to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. For more information about NYC/DEP, visit us at www.nyc.gov/dep.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/
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.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Job ID

620650

Title code

21822

Civil service title

ASSOCIATE CHEMIST

Title classification

Competitive-1

Business title

Asbestos Enforcement Inspector

  1. Entry-Level

Number of positions

1

Work location

59-17 Junction Blvd Corona Ny

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