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Climate Policy Analyst 1

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

Climate Policy Analyst 1
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *17-005
Application Due By 01/20/2017
Title Climate Policy Analyst 1
Location: City
DEC Region
Central Office
$53,339 - $67,827 Effective 04/15
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Provisional
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities The Climate Policy Analyst (CPA 1) will work with a team of staff in the Office of Climate Change to develop and deliver vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning programs for state and local governments. The Environmental Protection Fund proposed for SFY 2016_17 includes a new line for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, including $2.5 million to support State Vulnerability Assessments and additional funding to support municipal resiliency. The CPA 1 will help design and implement the programs to deliver these objectives. The CPA 1 will also review certification applications for Climate Smart Communities and support the development of guidance under the Community Risk and Resiliency Act (CRRA), incorporating resiliency factors into regulatory and funding programs at DEC and other state agencies, developing resiliency guidance for applicants and agency staff, and facilitate stakeholder dialogue. The CPA will apply knowledge, skills and aptitude in such areas as organizational management, economic analyses, asset management, risk assessment, adaptation planning, modeling, geospatial analysis, ecosystem management, facilitation and written and verbal communication to provide support to development and application of policy and resources to achieve Office of Climate Change goals and objectives.
Minimum Qualifications

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.

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications above and include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55-b/55-c program.

A bachelor's or higher level degree in one of the physical or natural sciences, environmental sciences, engineering, economics, or planning, AND two years of full-time professional experience in the establishment of environmental policies; preparing or reviewing climate relevant policies, plans, projects, regulations or environmental impact statements; preparing climate-relevant professional testimony for use in hearings or trials involving environmental matters; or preparing environmental analysis of climate change issues. A Master's degree in one of the required disciplines may be substituted for one year of professional experience.

Additional Comments Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required.
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


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.