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Environmental Program Specialist 3

Applications accepted from current State employees and former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement. You must meet the minimum qualification.

Environmental Program Specialist 3
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 17-417
Application Due By 10/20/2017
Title Environmental Program Specialist 3
Location: City
DEC Region
Region 5
Division of Water
$88,603 - $109,133 Effective 04/2017
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
  • Under the direction of the Regional Engineer, manage the Region 5 Division of Water program. Programs, records, equipment, and budgets are effectively managed consistent with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and guidance.
  • Supervise technical and administrative staff located in two offices. Ensure staff have knowledge of policies/procedures and comply with them. Provide clear direction to staff and ensure assignments are completed in a timely and professional manner.
  • Oversee all permitting, compliance, and enforcement activities.
  • Respond to citizen complaints and emergency incidents.
  • Coordinate activities with interested stakeholders. Participate in meetings with the regulated community and the general public.
  • Perform administrative duties including timesheets, travel expense reports, budgeting, purchasing, equipment management, records management, FOIL, mandatory training, and internal controls.
  • Keep the Regional Engineer, Regional Director, and other DEC managers informed of program accomplishments, emerging issues, and high profile situations through effective verbal and written communication.
  • Complete special tasks assigned by the Regional Engineer or Regional Director.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC

Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis.

Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 25 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as a Environmental Program Specialist 3, Citizen Participation Specialist 4, Engineering Geologist 3, Environmental Analyst 3.
Additional Comments

Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain and work in remote areas and adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required.Weekends and holidays may be required.Must be available for emergency response. Must be available to respond to after- hours emergencies.

To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:

Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060

Fax: (518) 402-9038


Additional Notes:

If you are on an eligible list for this title, please state that information and your score in a cover letter.

State Employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must include two envelopes for each position.

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.