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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 17-498
Application Due By 12/15/2017
Title Environmental Program Specialist 1; including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2 level
Location: City
DEC Region
Stony Brook
Region 1
Environmental Remediation
$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)

Respond during workday to petroleum and chemical spills, and emergency incidents, as required/directed. Ensure proper cleanup is completed. Retain State hired contractors where appropriate for Petroleum/HazMat spill cleanup. Review and evaluate investigative reports, spill cleanup plans and closure reports for completeness and accuracy. Collect evidence to identify source, cause and responsible parties for spills. Provide general guidance regarding proper cleanup procedures, transport and disposal of spill debris. Assist with petroleum and chemical bulk storage inspections as assigned. Provide follow-up to ensure problems are corrected, and refer non compliant facilities for legal enforcement as appropriate. Complete detailed inspection reports for spill response and/or bulk storage inspections while on-site and update appropriate databases in a timely manner. Provide assistance with Investigative Summary Reports (ISR) and cost recovery activities. Assist Comptroller's and Attorney General's office with cost recovery as needed.

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 an Environmental Program Specialist 1 (including trainees), Program Aide, Administrative Assistant, Biologist 1 (Aquatic), (Ecology), (Marine), (Wildlife), Public Participation Specialist 1, Environmental Analyst 1 and trainee 1 & 2, 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.
Additional Comment

Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including respirator, will be required. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain and work in remote areas and adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Must successfully complete (or have completed) the 40 hour OSHA 1910.120 training course and all other required training. Must complete an annual Health and Safety Program including medical monitoring, fit testing, and 40 (or 8) hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required to communicate with the regulated public, other emergency response personnel, regional staff and central office staff.

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.Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain and work in remote areas and adverse weather conditions.