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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 *16-00384
Application Due By 12/16/2016
Title Environmental Analyst 1 including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2
Location: City
DEC Region
Division/Bureau
Allegany
Region 9
Environmental Permits
Salary:
Grade:
$40,507 - $67,827 Effective April 2015
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
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities
  1. Serves as project manager on permit applications/facilities, including interpretation of maps and plans, preparing written materials (letters, notices, SEQR documentation and permits), review of environmental impact statements, integration of environmental factors and other considerations into decision making.
  2. Know and be able to clearly explain environmental impact laws, regulations and permit jurisdictions to applicants, Department staff, other agencies and the public.
  3. Conduct interdisciplinary environmental and regulatory reviews for assigned permit applications utilizing GIS and other resources.
  4. Be proficient in Word, Excel and ArcMap programs. Utilize computer programs to prepare reports, manage, track and document activities.
  5. Perform environmental impact analysis, including identification, evaluation and mitigation of the affects of proposed project changes to the environment.
  6. Assist in the review of new programs, policy, regulations and legislation.
  7. When necessary, be able to drive a state vehicle to carry out inspections of permit application sites and evaluate regulatory/resource issues, environmental concerns and potential violations.
  8. Possess good communication and written skills.
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):

Environmental Analyst Trainee 1: must have a bachelor's or higher-level degree in anthropology; civil engineering, environmental engineering, or geological engineering; environmental planning; environmental studies; environmental science, natural science, or physical science; land use planning; archeology; geography; or landscape architecture.

Environmental Analyst 1: in addition to the degree requirements described above, you must have two years of experience in a position having substantial relationship to environmental analysis as defined below:

Definition of qualifying experience: "having substantial relationship to environmental analysis" means at least 50% of the time is spent preparing and/or reviewing 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.

Substitution: A master's degree in one of the areas listed above, in addition to a bachelor's degree in one of those areas, can be substituted for one year of the work experience for Environmental Analyst 1.

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. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain and work in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays 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 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.