Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

Environmental Program Specialist 2

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

Environmental Program Specialist 2
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 17-010
Application Due By 01/27/2017
Title Environmental Program Specialist 2
Location: City DEC Region Division/Bureau Albany
Central Office
Pest Management
Salary:
Grade:
$69,057 - $87,351 Effective April 2015
23
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)
Duties/Responsibilities

The Environmental Program Specialist 2 will be assigned to the Reporting & Certification Section in the Bureau of Pest Management. The duties of the position are as follows:

• Assist with the administration and implementation of the Bureau's certification administration and business registration programs, applicator recertification review, and associated data entry and computer system backups;
• Supervise the review of recertification requests, review and process fees, review exam results, and other tasks that support administration of the Pesticide Certification and Pesticide Reporting Law (PRL) program and processes;
• Coordinate the applicator testing and Regional scoring system;
• Respond to inquiries on certification and examination eligibility requirements;
• Provide technical assistance to applicators, course sponsors, and business owners, including interpretation of pesticide laws and regulations;
• Develop DEC policies on various aspects of the certification program;
• Develop and maintain a good working knowledge of State and federal pesticide laws, rules and regulations, including the Pesticide Reporting Law, and apply that knowledge to pesticide issues related to complaints, legislation and policy development;
• Assist in the preparation of internal reporting documents and other internal correspondence, as well as the preparation of external correspondence;
• Respond appropriately to telephone calls and correspondence from stakeholders (regulated entities, public, other state agencies, other Department staff), regarding the requirements of Parts 325 and 326, and the Pesticide Reporting Law·
• Attend outreach sessions as directed and present information regarding the pesticide laws and regulations, as needed;
• Assist with the revision of the Part 325 Pesticide regulations; and also unction as the Bureau's web site coordinator.

Essential Functions:

• Must be able to solve problems and make decisions.
• Must possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Will be required to effectively communicate professionally with the general public and the regulated community.
• Will be requires to work closely and cooperatively with co-workers, prepare written material and proofread.
• Must possess extensive computer skills including the ability to manipulate and edit Adobe Acrobat files and proficiently use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Must perform database management and manipulation including work with preparing queries and reports.
• Must answer telephones and e-mail promptly and professionally.
• Be able to effectively supervise the work of subordinate employees.

Minimum Qualifications

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

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.
or

Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 21 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as an Environmental Program Specialist 2, Citizen Participation Specialist 2 & 3, Environmental Analyst 2, Program Research Specialist 3 PH, Sanitary Construction Inspector 3.

If you are on an examination eligible list for the position title, you do not need to respond to this posting unless you are also eligible for appointment by transfer, reinstatement or reassignment as defined above; or the appointment type is provisional or temporary. The eligible list(s) will be canvassed as appropriate. Always respond to an eligible list canvass.
Additional Comments

Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Travel and overnight travel may be required.

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

E-Mail: PostingResponses@dec.ny.gov

Additional Notes:

If you are a permanent NYS employee not employed by the Department of Environmental Conservation or applying for reinstatement, please provide your social security number so that appointment eligibility may be verified.

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.

17-009

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

Environmental Program Specialist 2
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 17-009
Application Due By 01/27/2017
Title Environmental Program Specialist 2
Location: City DEC Region Division/Bureau Albany
Central Office
Waste Reduction & Recycling
Salary:
Grade:
$69,057 - $87,351 Effective April 2015
23
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)
Duties/Responsibilities

Duties Description:

• This position is responsible for providing support and implementation of the State's high profile comprehensive E-Waste program required under the Electronic Equipment
Recycling and Reuse Act (Act). As program manager of e-waste data and information,
the responsibilities for this position include managing a small team of EPS1 's to work
closely with Emerge Knowledge, a software contractor, and OTIS to further enhance and improve our newly devel1oped, custom on-line electronic data management system.

• The incumbent will be directly responsible for developing an annual state contract to
procure software services to improve and expand the Bureau's complex and
comprehensive E-waste data management system. The associated contract activities
include; creating a detailed scope of work, developing a budget, adding enhancements
and new capabilities to the system, such as e-payment and e-signature, making sure all
survey verification requirements are met through real time testing, and rolling out new
upgrades to all affected stakeholders in a clear and timely manner. Responsible for
updating the content, functionality and maintenance of all on-line forms and ensure the
appropriate queries can be created and run to achieve necessary report outputs.

• The incumbent will also be responsible for managing staff in the detailed review of all
aspects of electronic equipment manufacturers' acceptance programs for compliance
with the Act. This includes program oversight to ensure that free and convenient
requirements are available to all consumers across the state and a review of manufacturer's webpages to ensure the consumer education and outreach requirements of the Act are being met. Duties of the position will require working closely with the Department's legal counsel to identify non-compliance, calculate penalties, draft Notices of Violation, Consent Orders, Notices of Hearing and Complaint and Notices of Intent to Revoke as well as, participate in any required judicial hearings and follow up on any enforcement activities.

• In addition, the incumbent in this position will be responsible for providing all data sets,
charts, graphs and general narrative information for the biennial e-waste report to the
Governor and legislature and maintaining the Department's E-waste program
webpages. The incumbent will assist with other various report preparation activities,
survey development, data management, and report writing associated with the
Rechargeable Battery Act and Mercury Thermostat Law.

• The incumbent will also be a key contributor to the on-going E-waste rule-making effort
that is key to the Division's mission in implementing the Department's e-waste product
stewardship program.

• The incumbent will assist with the various overall data management activities associated with the Department's other product stewardship laws including: the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Law and the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act.

• The incumbent will assist with outreach activities for the various stakeholders of the three product stewardship laws including the creation of detailed correspondence including written letters and guidance materials, development of web page information and providing information through the use of social media channels.

• The incumbent will promote product stewardship programs across NYS through active
participation in various environmental organizations such as the Product Stewardship
Institute and the Electronic Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse, etc. Help develop
information and guidance on the technical and financial aspects of new product
stewardship programs as well as facilitate discussion with various stakeholders to
develop and implement strategies to further product stewardship initiatives and efforts
across the state. Participate in the review and development of new product stewardship
legislation.

Essential Functions:

• Will be required to supervise subordinate employees, interact professionally with co-workers and supervisors, and work in team settings.

• The ideal candidate will possess traditional and extensive computer and database management knowledge and technical skills. This includes the use of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint along with the knowledge to manage and navigate large data sets, prepare queries and generate output reports.

• Will be requires to relaying important program information to the regulated community, contractors, and the public effectively and professionally.

• Will be requires to prepare detailed, technically accurate and well written guidance materials and documents.

Minimum Qualifications

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

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.
or

Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 21 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as an Environmental Program Specialist 2, Citizen Participation Specialist 2 & 3, Environmental Analyst 2, Program Research Specialist 3 PH, Sanitary Construction Inspector 3.

If you are on an examination eligible list for the position title, you do not need to respond to this posting unless you are also eligible for appointment by transfer, reinstatement or reassignment as defined above; or the appointment type is provisional or temporary. The eligible list(s) will be canvassed as appropriate. Always respond to an eligible list canvass.
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. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required.
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

E-Mail: PostingResponses@dec.ny.gov

Additional Notes:

If you are a permanent NYS employee not employed by the Department of Environmental Conservation or applying for reinstatement, please provide your social security number so that appointment eligibility may be verified.

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.