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Environmental Program Director

Applications accepted from the general public (including current and past state employees and 55-b/c candidates.) You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Environmental Program Director
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 16-0021+
Application Due By 2/12/16
Title Environmental Program Director
Location: City
DEC Region
Central Office
M6 ($118,847 - $149,486)
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Full Time
Appointment Type Permanent/Non-Competitive+
Jurisdictional Class Non-Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC M/C (06)
Duties/Responsibilities The Division of Air Resources (DAR) is responsible for improving and maintaining the air quality throughout the State. It regulates the emission of air pollutants emitted from diverse sources, from consumer products and motor vehicles to power plants and industrial facilities. Nine regional offices are responsible for permitting and enforcement; the Albany central office is responsible for regulatory development, air quality planning, program implementation and support, and research efforts. DAR coordinates program activities with other Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) divisions and offices, and other state agencies and authorities, particularly those with energy or transportation responsibilities. Recognizing that air quality is both a regional and local problem, DAR works closely with the US EPA and agencies from other states, as well as local and tribal governments within the State. It collaborates with academic institutions on various air pollution research projects and is actively involved with national and regional air pollution/air quality management associations.

The Director supervises the activities of the Bureaus within the Division and of staff in the nine regional programs working on matters relating to the above-mentioned areas. He or she coordinates with and, when appropriate, participates in the activities of multi-agency, multi-state, and federal committees, commissions and boards concerned with matters addressed by the Division's programs. The Director performs all other executive functions required for the effective management and administration of the Division's programs including budgeting and planning, program evaluation, performance evaluations, and reporting.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
+Minimum Qualifications for Non-Competitive Appointments:

A Bachelor's or higher level degree and eight years of progressively more responsible management experience, at least five years of which must be in a field related to environmental conservation or protection or natural resources. This experience must include responsibility for implementation of program goals and objectives within established budgets, and supervision or coordination of staff to achieve specific objectives.

Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to the minimum qualifications above, the preferred qualifications include substantial experience in environmental regulation, compliance or law; technical or scientific education, training, experience or aptitude; demonstrable achievement in the management of programs; experience in collaborating with multiple organizations; a strong commitment to environmental protection; and the ability to successfully motivate staff and to collaborate successfully with supervisors and with those in comparable positions both inside and outside the organization.
Additional Comments Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available for emergency response and available to respond to after- hour's 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
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.