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Program Aide

Applications are being accepted from current state employees, those eligible for reinstatement based on prior permanent competitive service, and candidates on an eligible list for the position. Candidates on the eligible list for the position MUST include the list title and score received in a cover letter.

Program Aide
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 21-624
Application Due By 12/17/21
Title Program Aide
Location: City
DEC Region
Ray Brook
Region 5
General Counsel
$46,983 - $57,231 Effective 04/2020
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC CSEA 02
Duties/Responsibilities The Program Aide will assist Region 5 legal staff in tracking cases and other related work of the office including applying the New York Environmental Conservation Law, the Freedom of Information Law ("FOIL"), and the State Environmental Quality Review Act.

Duties include, but are not limited to: coordinating, organizing, and responding to FOIL requests; tracking the enforcement docket; maintaining calendars; drafting documents and correspondence from templates; filing and records retention; proofing and finalizing documents prepared by legal staff; and responding to verbal and written inquiries from the public.
The candidate will also assist with arranging for service and mailing of documents; ordering supplies; processing office and travel expenses; and handling incoming mail and phone calls.
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.

Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 11 or higher and:

Transfer eligible under Section 70.1 - permanent competitive service as an Accountant Aide, Accountant Aide Trainee 2, Business Document Specialist 2, Stores & Mail Operations Supervisor, Principal Mail and Supply Clerk, Principal Offset Print Machine Operator, Principal Stores Clerk, Program Aide, Administrative Assistant 1.

Additional titles SG 11 or higher which qualify can be found on the Department of Civil Service website, search "GOT-IT".
Additional Comments Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position.
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 on an eligible list for this title, please state that information and your score in a cover letter.

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.