Technical Review of Oil Spill Fund Damage Claims, Cost Recovery Cases and Clean-up Projects
Review the Fund’s third-party damage claims and assess the technical validity of each claim including source identification (responsible parties), efficacy of the cleanup conducted and the validity of the environmental damages sought by claimants;
Provide technical advice to Fund legal staff during settlement negotiations, claim mediations and meetings with stakeholders;
Conduct spill site inspections for issues of compliance and investigate environmental problems;
Review Fund clean-up contractor vouchers for adequacy of clean-up backup documentation and related issues;
Review and evaluate documents associated with the investigation or remediation of contaminated sites, work plans, feasibility studies, and maintenance and monitoring plans related to remedial activities at contaminated sites;
Review adequacy of design of environmental monitoring systems;
Review and evaluate engineering reports and plans, permit applications, grant applications, facility evaluations, requests for proposals, environmental impact statements, remedial designs, and construction and monitoring reports;
Provide technical assistance for municipalities and other stakeholders;
Assist with public education efforts including participation in workshops, conferences and public outreach programs;
Participate in the development of legal cases, including preparing professional testimony for use in hearings or trials involving environmental matters;
Assist in development of NYS DEC’s Oil Spill contracts;
Assist in development of and revision of environmental regulations and standards;
Undertake technical analysis, research and training on environmental concerns, write reports and provide technical expertise on environmental matters to staff.
Review Applications to the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP)
Perform OSC’s statutorily required review of all applications submitted to the State’s Brownfield Cleanup Program within 30 days of submittal.
Using various mapping software and information maintained in the Oil Spill Fund’s databases, identify past spills that the subject site may be impacting.
Identify any monies due the Fund for these sites.
Evaluate the impacts that contamination at the BCP sites may have on the Fund’s future cleanup obligations.
This review will include evaluation of any environmental consultant reports submitted by the applicant and existing site assessments that may have previously been done by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
Coordination with Oil Spill Program Participating Agencies and Other Stakeholders
The Professional Engineer 1 will maintain a proactive approach in performing his/her duties by providing prompt, professional guidance and service to Fund and OSC staff, customers and stakeholders. The Professional Engineer 1 will be familiar with the manner in which the State’s Oil Spill Program is administered at each participating agency, including the DEC, the Department of Health (“DOH”), the Office of Attorney General (OAG) and OSC.
Work with the OAG, the DEC and the DOH to resolve technical issues pertaining to the Oil Spill Program and to maintain an effective working relationship with those organizations;
Provide Fund managers with technical assistance by participating in meetings with stakeholders and other members of the public concerning the State’s Oil Spill Program;
Assist, as necessary, in the audit of State agencies whose operations are reimbursed by the Fund.
Experience with environmental remediation of contaminated sites, especially ones contaminated with petroleum, including source identification and remedial design.
Experience working for or with the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Remediation.
You must be reachable on the Civil Service Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental) (SG-24) decentralized eligible list or be eligible to transfer to this title under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law
For a 70.1 transfer to a Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental), SG-24, you must have one year of permanent competitive service in a 70.1 title allocated to a salary grade 22 or above.
You must have a New York State Professional Engineer’s license and current registration, one year of permanent competitive service as an Assistant Engineer (Environmental) and reachable on the Civil Service Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental) (SG-24) list #30-189.
You must have a New York State Professional Engineer’s license and current registration, be reachable on the Civil Service Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental) (SG-24) eligible list and have met the minimum qualifications noted on the open-competitive examination announcement #20-445.
As with most New York State government positions, the title of Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental) is filled through the competitive examination process. You will be required to participate in a web-based examination questionnaire, administered via the New York State Department of Civil Service Website. In the online questionnaire, candidates will answer questions regarding education, ABET Accreditation, certification, licensure, and experience. The information provided in the online questionnaire will be used to review candidate qualifications and serve as the test for these titles.
Current Assistant Engineer’s, SG-20 that meet the Minimum Qualifications should fill out the Open-Competitive Training & Experience Questionnaire to be considered for Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental) at the Office of the NYS Comptroller. Please note you will need to select the Office of the NYS Comptroller, 20-445, Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental) in the Open Competitive section to be considered for OSC.
To take the Professional Engineer questionnaire, please visit:
All interested candidates will be required to submit photocopies of their license and current registration.
Continued employment as a Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental) is dependent upon continued possession of a New York State Professional Engineers license with current registration. Failure to maintain your New York State License and registration may result in removal from the Professional Engineer 1 (Environmental) title.
The New York State Comptroller is the State’s chief fiscal officer who ensures that State and local governments use taxpayer money effectively and efficiently to promote the common good.
The Comptroller’s responsibilities include:
Serving as sole trustee of the $272.1 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund (value as of March 31, 2022), one of the largest institutional investors in the world.
Administering the New York State and Local Retirement System for public employees, with more than one million members, retirees and beneficiaries and more than 3,000 employers.
Maintaining the State's accounting system and administering the State’s approximately $16.7 billion payroll.
Reporting on State finances.
Managing and issuing State debt.
Reviewing State contracts and auditing payments.
Conducting audits of State agencies and public benefit corporations.
Overseeing the fiscal affairs of local governments, including New York City.
Overseeing the Justice Court Fund and the Oil Spill Fund.
Serving as custodian of more than $17 billion in unclaimed funds, restoring lost accounts to their rightful owners.
Conducting training and providing technical assistance to improve... government operations at all levels.
Headquartered in Albany, the Office of the State Comptroller employs more than 2,700 people. We also maintain New York City offices and eight regional offices. See Intergovernmental and Community Affairs for contact information for representatives from each office. See Division of Diversity Management to learn about the Comptroller’s commitment to providing a leadership model for addressing diversity issues in the public sector.