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Division of Operations

The Mission of the Division of Operations is:
" to provide technical services, facilities management, and maintenance of physical assets to insure effective and efficient operation of the Department and safe public use of DEC lands and facilities." DEC facilities include agency buildings, such as its headquarters, regional and field offices, as well as recreational facilities like campgrounds. DEC lands include recreational assets like hunting and fishing areas, as well as DEC's extensive network of hiking, riding and cross country trails.

Recreational facilities and trails are created and maintained by DEC's Division of Operations for public use. While the Division of Operations is responsible for the administration and management of DEC campgrounds and day use areas, other DEC divisions are responsible for day-to-day administration of these assets on various other lands administered by the Department. Access the Outdoor Activities section of DEC's website in the navigation column on the left, for a wealth of information about DEC campgrounds and other recreational assets.


Design & Construction - The Bureau of Design and Construction provides planning, engineering and architectural design and construction management services to Department Program Units. The bureau has multidisciplined staff who can address most program engineering needs including: Engineering & Architectural Design, Construction Management, and Project Planning, Development & Coordination.

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Maintenance & Technical Services - The Bureau of Maintenance & Technical Services is responsible for the following program areas: Operation and Maintenance of Department Facilities, Job Order Contracting, Maintenance Management System, Radio Systems Maintenance, Specialized Electronic Systems Development, Energy Conservation and Building and Fire Code Safety.

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Office Services - Oversee building management functions for Central Office including: security, parking, mail, printing, records, and warehouse as well as management of leases for DEC Regional Offices, including space planning and lease negotiations.

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Transportation Services - The Transportation Services Bureau provides vehicle support to all Department staff in their effort to perform their individual responsibilities including: Management of the Department's fleet of over 2,000 vehicles, implement the use of various types of alternative fueled vehicles that will support the Department's needs while improving air quality, provide technical guidance to the Department's 23 vehicle maintenance centers throughout the state, and manage the inventory of over 5,000 motorized equipment items.

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Environmental Education - The Environmental Education bureau encourages the stewardship of natural resources and the enhancement of environmental quality through programs that give you and adults direct hands-on contact with the environment. We oversee four year-round environmental education centers, operate four summer residential camps for youth, conduct teacher training workshops, supervise naturalist interns and AmeriCorps members, and offer public programs on natural resource topics.

More about Division of Operations:

  • State Agency Environmental Audit - An annual program administered by the Department of Environmental Conservation which compiles environmental audit information submitted by 50 state agencies and public benefit authorities, and produces a report summarizing the audit information
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    Albany, NY 12233
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