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Environmental Analyst 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 Analyst 1
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *17-389
Application Due By 10/06/2107
Title Environmental Analyst 1 including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2
Location: City
DEC Region
Division/Bureau
Stony Brook
Region 1
Environmental Permits
Salary:
Grade:
$42,143 - $70,566 Effective April 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 Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities Under the supervision of EA2 or other supervisory staff, conduct the interdisciplinary environmental impact and regulatory review of a wide range of proposed actions pursuant to DEC's Uniform Procedures Act-linked regulatory programs and the State Environmental Quality Review Regulations. A large proportion of the actions associated with this position will involve activities conducted in and around near shore estuarine and marine waters such as shellfish aquaculture and navigational dredging projects by public agencies. The position involves the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) and other mapping computer programs, database and spreadsheet programs as well as email to manage, schedule and track project review activities. Function as the Department's project manager for multiple jurisdiction application reviews by:
  • Receiving and maintaining the official record of all submissions.
  • Identifying the involved regulatory programs and referring submitted materials to these units for review with specific instructions on the type and extent of the information required from the reviewers.
  • Coordinate responses from the reviewing programs, including resolving any conflicting regulatory requirements or provisions from the program units.
  • Provide a single point of contact within DEC for the applicant and public for applications.
  • Communicate information needs and any other issues identified with applications by review staff to the applicant.
  • Recommend and draft final decisions on applications for review / approval of EA2 or RPA.
  • Ensure DEC compliance with all other regulatory or procedural requirements associated with applications, including SEQR compliance, Coastal Consistency Determination, State Historic Preservation Act, Environmental Justice, visual impact or noise impact policies if applicable, etc.

The EA1 is also required to have the ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally, as the position involves extensive writing of letters, reports and electronic correspondence, as well as face to face meetings with the public, applicants and representatives from other agencies.
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 11 or higher and either:

Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;
or
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as an Environmental Program Specialist 1, trainee 1 or 2.

*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 eligible):

Bachelor's or higher degree in Archeology; Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geological Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Land Use Planning, Natural Science, or Physical Science.

Examples of non-qualifying degrees are, but not limited to, Criminal Justice, Cultural Anthropology, Environmental and Business Economics, Environmental Health Policy, Public Health, Science Education or any education discipline, Urban or City Planning.

Appointment Information:

Most employees will be appointed to the Trainee 1 job title.

Appointments to this job title require a two-year traineeship that starts at the Trainee 1, G-13, and advances, after one year of acceptable performance, to Trainee 2, G-14. After one year of acceptable performance as a Trainee 2, employees advance to the full performance, G-18. No further Civil Service examination is required for advancement from Trainee 1 to Trainee 2, or from Trainee 2 to the full performance job title.

Advanced Placement Appointments:

For most trainee titles, employees may be able to be appointed directly to the Trainee 2 level or to the full performance title if they meet certain qualifications. This is known as advanced placement and is at the discretion of the hiring agency. View the qualifications for advanced placement below:

Trainee 2 Advanced Placement Minimum Qualifications -

A bachelor's degree in a degree field that qualifies for Trainee 1 and one year of professional work experience** in a position having substantial relationship to environmental analysis, see below; or a bachelor's degree in a degree field that qualifies for Trainee 1 and a master's or higher degree in a degree field that qualifies for Trainee 1.

Journey level Advanced Placement Minimum Qualifications -

A bachelor's degree in a degree field that qualifies for Trainee 1 and two years of professional work experience** in a position having substantial relationship to environmental analysis, see below; or a bachelor's degree in a degree field that qualifies for Trainee 1 and a master's or higher degree in a degree field that qualifies for Trainee 1 and one year of professional work experience** in a position having substantial relationship to environmental analysis, see below.

**Work experience "having substantial relationship to environmental analysis" means that at least 50% of the time is spent preparing and/or reviewing environmental assessments and or environmental impact statements; providing expert testimony on environmental impact at public hearings; providing consultation on environmental impact laws, rules, and regulations; or conducting office evaluations and field investigations related to multi-disciplinary environmental regulatory programs such as water quality, wetlands, air quality, solid and hazardous waste management, and mining. Experience limited to supervision of clerical staff, or interns is not qualifying.
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 and work in adverse weather conditions. 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 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.