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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 *16-00113
Application Due By 5/27/16
Title Environmental Program Specialist 1; including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2 level
Location: City
DEC Region
Central Office
Water/Flood Protection & Dam Safety
$39,713 - $66,494 Effective 4/2014
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)

1. Provides technical assistance and guidance to state and local government officials, consultants, developers, and the public in matters related to floodplain management and the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), as per the Environmental Conservation Law, Article 36, FEMA regulations contained in Chapter 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and flood protection standards contained within the Building Codes of New York State.

2. Assists in the development of course materials and in the teaching of National Flood Insurance Program workshops.

3. Assists DEC Regional Floodplain Coordinators with program information, community information, and research of flood insurance policy questions.

4. Carries out direct community outreach with respect to floodplain management requirements to local communities in the form of community assistance visits and community assistance contacts and compiles follow-up information for community letters and for DEC and FEMA reporting requirements.

5. Assists Section staff with the flood map restudy process by attending mapping scoping meetings, final map coordination meetings, and public meetings associated with new flood maps. Assists with the compilation of information in preparation for the meetings as well as the compilation of information acquired at the meetings.

6. Provides logistical support in scheduling flood mapping and other community outreach meetings and trainings.

7. Reviews Local Laws for Flood Damage Prevention and assists local communities with information needed to update their local laws as needed in order to maintain community compliance with FEMA's requirements for continued participation in good standing in the National Flood Insurance Program.

8. Assists the Section, the Department, The State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) and FEMA and other state and federal agencies after flood disasters through community damage reviews, outreach, and assistance with respect to flood mitigation programs.

9. Maintains Department and FEMA community data bases of outreach and activities with respect to the National Flood Insurance.

10. Participates with other state agencies and other Department programs on various Department and Division initiatives and task forces related to flood risk as assigned.

11. Position requires proficiency in English and effective verbal and written communication with both the public and the professional communities.

12. Position requires use of Geographic Mapping Systems, databases and Microsoft Office Suite products, as well as use and interpretation of paper and digital maps, tables and plans.

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

Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Travel and overnight travel may be required. Position requires a driver's license and routine overnight statewide travel. A writing sample, along with your application, is being requested.

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:

A writing sample, along with your application, is being requested.

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.