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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
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 16-00311
Application Due By 10/07/2016
Title Environmental Program Specialist 2
Location: City DEC Region Division/Bureau Albany
Central Office
Air Resources/Quality Assurance
$69,057 - $87,351 Effective April 2015
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Contingent Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)

The primary responsibilities of the Environmental Program Specialist 2 with the Bureau of Quality Assurance's Program Planning Section will be to:

Prepare and coordinate all federal government cooperative agreement applications, awards, progress reports and financial status reports. Requires understanding of applicable federal regulations and reporting requirements, as well as adherence to strict deadlines and time frames.

Prepare and monitor Division state operations budget and Clean Air Fund allocations.

Develop and monitor Division financial spending plans including non-personal services, seasonal and permanent personal services accounts.

Prepare and oversee all Division contracts as well as memorandum of understanding working with the Division of Fiscal Management, Office of the State Comptroller as well as program technical staff and contractor.

Participate, as needed, in audits of Division financial accounts when reviewed by the USEPA, Office of Inspector General and/or Office of State Comptroller.

Directly supervise staff including planning and monitoring work flow to meet deadlines, guiding staff on new procedures and conducting performance evaluations.

Prepare financial strategy documents and briefing documents. Includes preparation and oversight of Division annual work planning effort.

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 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


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.