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Environmental Program Specialist 1

Applications accepted from current State employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement and 55-b/c candidates. You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Environmental Program Specialist 1
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *17-203
Application Due By 05/12/2017

Environmental Program Specialist 1; including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2 level

Location: City
DEC Region

Central Office
Executive/Environmental Justice

$42,143 - $70,566 (Effective 04/2017)
18/13/14 Salary and appointment level dependent upon qualifications of candidate.
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Contingent Permanent/Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)

• Manage a portfolio of active grants, including review of applications, compiling and reviewing information, management of approval and funding process, negotiating terms, preparing approval documents and contracts, presenting projects, and attending off site meetings;
• Develop and assist with the development of Request For Applications, Request For Proposals, and evaluation instruments;
• Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with grantees and monitor progress of grant implementation;
• Communicate with applicants and applicant reps, including telephone, email, and paper correspondence;
• Facilitate grant workshops and other outreach events;
• Review requests for disbursement, perform audits, and oversee grant disbursements;
• Coordinate with contracts and development staff and monitor progress of grant disbursement;
• Prepare status reports;
• Propose changes to existing grant guidelines or, as assigned, assist in the development of new guidelines; and
• Assist with special assignments and projects.

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 11 or higher and either:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as a Environmental Program Specialist 1 (including trainees), Administrative Aide, Administrative Assistant, Agency Program Aide, Biologist 1 (Aquatic), (Ecology), (Marine), (Wildlife), Citizens Participation Specialist 1, Environmental Analyst 1 and trainee 2, Environmental Conservation Program Aide, Environmental Engineering Technician 2 & 3, Fish and Wildlife Technician 3, Legal Assistant 2, Mineral Resources Technician 2, Pesticide Control Specialist 1 & 2, Public Health Specialist 2 Environmental, Sanitary Construction Inspector 1 & 2 Senior Administrative Analyst, Senior Engineering Research Editor.

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below and include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55-b/55-c program.

Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles): a bachelor's or higher level degree in environmental planning, environmental science, or environmental studies; geography; natural science; physical science; civil, environmental, or geological engineering; planning; public policy studies or public administration; landscape architecture; urban planning or urban studies; economics; or business administration.

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 Comment 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


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.