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Senior Engineering Research Editor

Applications accepted from current State employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement and 55-b/c candidates. You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Senior Engineering Research Editor
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 19-337
Application Due By 06/14/2019
Title Senior Engineering Research Editor
Location: City
DEC Region Division/Bureau
Albany
Central Office
Office of Communication Services/Publications
Salary:
Grade:
$56,604 - $71,980 Effective 04/2018
18
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Provisional/Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities This position is located within the Office of Communication Services, Publications Bureau.

  • Conservationist for Kids magazine editor. Handle all aspects of product development from concept, through design, to production and distribution. Solicit and secure funding and appropriate themes for each issue, review and advise on potential subject matter, collect information from program staff and outside cooperators, select appropriate information for content, and prepare drafts for supervisory approval. Write copy, proofread, edit to meet 4th-grade curriculum standards, and work with graphic designers to produce layout. Review proofs and make any necessary changes, write captions and sub heads, and assist with all aspects of preparation of final copy, including vetting website addresses, spelling of names, verification of phone numbers and dates, etc.
  • Create two-page teacher supplements to go with each issue of Conservationist for Kids and coordinate the printing and distribution of both.
  • Facilitate interaction among and between the fulfillment contractor, printer, and post office on all Conservationist for Kids-related issues.
  • Purchase supplies necessary for production and distribution of each issue.
  • Maintain and update mailing database and fulfill requests for copies of back issues.
  • Conduct research related to potential magazine articles.
  • Work with and manage magazine contributors to ensure the quality and timeliness of submitted articles.
  • Write, edit, and/or proof Conservationist articles.
  • Work with design staff on magazine layouts.
  • Maintain web content for both the Conservationist and Conservationist for Kids. Prepare content for posting to the web and maintain the magazine's social media content; answering questions, distributing comments, and creating content for posting. Monitor social media metrics, track feedback, and assist with addressing issues as they arise.
  • Assist with marketing, including developing social media materials.
  • Communicate with the contracted publisher/distributor and contracted marketing firm; and assist with customer relations as appropriate.
Minimum Qualifications
Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Minimum qualifications for candidates eligible for provisional appointments:
A bachelor's degree including or supplemented by 18 semester credit hours in natural, physical, environmental, or applied science; engineering; or technical or scientific writing or editing (up to six of the 18 semester credit hours may also be in advanced writing, communication, journalism, or statistics); AND two years of experience in organizational public relations, newspaper or magazine writing, electronic publishing or editing. One of those years must have included editorial and layout or electronic presentation work or website planning, development, and content management.

Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC
or

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.
or

Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 11 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below 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.

Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles): A bachelor's degree including or supplemented by 18 semester credit hours in natural, physical, environmental, or applied science; engineering; or technical or scientific writing or editing (up to six of the 18 semester credit hours may also be in advanced writing, communication, journalism, or statistics); AND two years of experience in organizational public relations, newspaper or magazine writing, electronic publishing or editing. One of those years must have included editorial and layout or electronic presentation work or website planning, development, and content management. You must submit a list of qualifying courses with your application including the number of semester credit hours per course. Applications submitted without a course list WILL NOT be reviewed.

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: PostingResponses@dec.ny.gov

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.