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Information Technology Specialist 2 (Special Expertise) - Item 47234

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Information Technology Specialist 2 (Special Expertise) - Item 47234
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Title Information Technology Specialist 2 (Special Expertise) - Item 47234
Location: City DEC Region Division/Bureau
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Temporary Budgeted Item
Appointment Type
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities This position is responsible for GIS and spatial modeling of natural resources, related invasive pests and forest health issues statewide. Provides GIS support to seasonal staff for mobile mapping and invasive species eradication, as well as the coordination and mobilization of statewide DEC offices and personnel for annual forest health aerial survey covering 26 million acres. Continue to develop and implement a priority based annual field and aerial survey program for indigenous and introduced forest health affecting agents.

Provide technical assistance, coordinate restoration activities and serve as central liaison for involved State, Federal and local agencies or action groups. The focus will be to develop landscape level hazard themes for Forest Health agents, prepare hazard models within the database constraints, help prepare a field survey priority system and incidence and intensity based survey strategy, assist with the implementation of a PDA-GIS-ArcPad-based survey and data collection protocol, and prepare and maintain standard protocols for collection and recording of field survey data. Showcase, present and highlight our mobile mapping system to educational institutions, GIS peers, and conservation constituents. Implement and create an aerial survey mobile mapping system comprised of protocols, hardware and software configurations, post-data collection analyses, and flight planning. Supervise interns and seasonal staff in relation to mobile mapping systems, web mapping systems, and GIS training.
Specific duties include:

  • Develop data mining techniques and methodologies for spatial data acquisitions.
  • Data model assembly for natural resource assessment.
  • Polygon editing using standard digitizing protocols.
  • Database management and dissemination for interagency requests.
  • Maintaining and researching new GIS technologies for field data extraction.
  • Coordinating and creating projects for forest health protocols.
  • Directing, training, and supervising forest health crews with use of GIS, GPS and remote sensing theory and techniques.
  • Maintain and organize all GIS data and mapping projects for Bureau of Private Land Services, Division of Lands and Forests.
  • Maintain currency through continuing education courses, seminars and WEB resources.
  • Dissemination of annual aerial survey data to meet cooperative agreements
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Bachelors Degree plus 2 years of full time experience involving GIS, spatial data management, application development and DBMS administration
Additional Comments
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: personnel@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.