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NYS Hazardous Waste & Radiation Management Program (ID: 108938) for Summer 2022


Dept of Environmental Conservation

625 Broadway
Albany , NY 12233
E-Mail: lynn.winterberger@dec.ny.gov

Division/Unit: Materials Management


Web Site: www.dec.ny.gov(New Window)


Proposal Information


Work within the Hazardous Waste Permitting and Compliance Programs, primarily including tasks such as:

Regulatory Development
* Assist staff in the preparation of public outreach and technical assistance materials required for the regulatory rulemaking process.
* Work with staff on background research for new regulatory proposals.
* Authenticate and correct regulatory cross references.

Data Management
* Evaluate and update the compliance program's Excel based inspection programs, including the use of Visual Basic programming for creating correspondence documents.
* Add additional data field/information as necessary based on updated regulatory requirements.
* Update older data as well as inputting any newly acquired information.
* Evaluate manifest data from 2018 to 2020 with regards to missing annual report submittals.
* Evaluate historic formal enforcement cases to cumulate the use of individual violations to ascertain assessed penalties associated with each violation.

Document Management
* Responsible for locating and acquiring background documents required for regulatory rulemaking packages and hazardous waste regulatory fee bills.
* Work with existing staff to create guidance for newly revised boilerplate permit modules and attachments.
* Work with existing staff on updating existing compliance inspection forms to capture regulatory changes.
* Work with existing staff on producing hazardous waste regulatory fee bills.
* Work with existing staff on developing hazardous waste outreach and guidance materials for internal and external websites.

Records Management
* Paper file management (sort/verify and cull/file).
* Electronic document management (scan/name/e-file).
* Records Retention (prepare and package records/create transfer lists/send to retention).



Computer proficiency in MS Office

Visual Basic and data system experience

Phone, interpersonal and organization

Able to work independently


Internship Areas: Communications/Public Relations, Engineering, Environmental Conservation, Policy Enforcement

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 10 - 19

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 2

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Graduate Student

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Business Administration, Communication Studies, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Natural Science, Public Administration