Citizen Participation Specialist 1
Applications accepted from the general public (including current and past state employees and 55-b/c candidates.) You must meet the minimum qualifications.
|Posting Specific Information|
|Application Due By||10/24/14|
|Title||Citizen Participation Specialist 1|
Office of Communications/Regional
|$52,293 - $66,494 Effective 04/2014
|Work Days||Mon. - Fri.|
|Employment Type||Permanent Budgeted Item|
|Bargaining Unit/MC||PS&T 05 (PEF)|
Working with Div of Remediation (DER) Project Managers provide Citizen Participation services. Activities include: Review and edit Fact Sheets and other "Notices" prior to issuance, review Citizen Participation (CP) Plans, set up and moderate public meetings and availability sessions for DER sites. Edit proposed "Responsive Summaries" in Records of Decision. Ensure that Repository Documents are in Region 3 prior to issuance of Fact Sheets and advise Site Project Managers upon receipt of such documents. Give R-3 and Central Office staff advance warning before issuance of DER Fact Sheets to Media outlets. Prepare both initial and updates to mailing lists for DER CP Plans - including Media; Environmental groups, Local/Elected Officials; State Officials and other interested parties. Provide guidance to Project Managers on all citizen participation related matters. Update DER mailing lists when requested by site Project Managers.
Regional FOIL Coordinator. Duties include: Review weekly FOIL listings for potential high visibility or problem FOILs. Work closely with and provide guidance to FOIL Secretary. Communicate with the Agency's FOIL Officer regarding regional responses to state-wide FOIL requests and other FOIL related matters in the region. Coordinate the processing of FOIL Appeals to the Office of General Council. Provide guidance to Regional programs regarding FOIL requests and prepare draft responses for programs as appropriate. Answer FOIL questions from the public, upon referral by FOIL Secretary. Update FOIL templates. Prepare annual report for both the FOIL Officer and Region 3 Staff regarding FOIL compliance efforts and substantive legal or procedural changes. In extended absence of FOIL Secretary, process initial FOIL requests, send acknowledgements and make referrals to programs. Provide backup to the Regional Citizen Participation Specialist 2. Assist with public meetings/hearings and outreach efforts in the region. Assist with inquiries from the press, elected officials (including state and federal representatives), and the public and program staff in the region and provides assistance to the Regional Director as needed.
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 16 or higher and either:
Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles):
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 a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain, work in remote areas and work in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available to respond to after-hours emergencies.
|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
Albany, New York 12233-5060
Fax: (518) 402-9038
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.