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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 15-00221+
Application Due By 7/31/15
Title Environmental Program Director
Location: City
DEC Region

Central Office
Materials Management/Direction

M6 ($116,517 - $146,555)
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
Duties/Responsibilities The incumbent will serve as the Director of the Division of Materials Management and is responsible for management of the Division's programs including activities to minimize waste and maximize the use of recyclable materials, regulatory programs to ensure that solid waste management facilities within the State are operated properly, and programs to ensure the safe and appropriate management of pesticides and protection from exposure to them. The Director advises the Deputy Commissioner of Environmental Remediation and Materials Management and the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation on the formulation of policy relative to the Department's responsibilities for statewide management of the Division's programs. He or she participates in formulating new legislation and regulations in the above-mentioned areas and takes appropriate action to secure compliance with existing law and regulations. 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 the state, interstate, and federal agencies and the compacts, 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:

Minimum Qualifications:

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; experience in the field of solid waste management and recycling; technical or scientific education, training, experience or aptitude; demonstrable achievement in the management of programs; 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. Overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be 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.