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Environmental Program Specialist 1

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.

Environmental Program Specialist 1
Category of
Information
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 21-608
Application Due By 12/10/2021
Title Environmental Program Specialist 1; including Trainee 1 and Trainee 2 level
Location: City
DEC Region
Division/Bureau
Albany
Central Office
Executive/Emergency Management
Salary:
Grade:
$45,617 - $76,387 Effective 4/2021
18/13/14 Salary and appointment level dependent upon qualifications of candidate.
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Contingent Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities This position is in the DEC Emergency Management Unit. The incumbent will support agency emergency preparedness, response, and recovery functions.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Assist with developing agency emergency plans, protocols, and policies.
  • Design and exercise regional and program emergency plans.
  • Develop and track agency training programs.
  • Liaise with international, federal, state, and local partners.
  • Support disaster or emergency response efforts at incident command posts or emergency operation centers.
  • Coordinate and provide logistical support for emergency response, training and exercises, planning meeting.
  • Assist with agency post disaster or emergency recovery operations.
  • Provide technical planning assistance to state and local government agencies in the development of disaster preparedness and emergency response plans.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
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 either:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;
or

Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as an Environmental Program Specialist 1 (including trainees), Program Aide, Administrative Specialist 1, Biologist 1 (Aquatic), (Ecology), (Marine), (Wildlife), Public Participation Specialist 1, Environmental Analyst 1 and Trainee 1 & 2, Environmental Engineering Technician 2 & 3, Fish and Wildlife Technician 3, Legal Assistant 2, Mineral Resources Technician 2, Pesticide Control Specialist 1 & 2, Public Health Specialist 2 Environmental, Sanitary Construction Inspector 2, Senior Engineering Research Editor.

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 eligible): A bachelor's or higher degree in agricultural engineering, agronomy, animal science, atmospheric science, bacteriology, biochemistry, biology, botany, business administration, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, civil engineering technology, climate change, coastal resources management, communications, cultural resources and historic preservation studies, ecology, economics, ecosystem management, engineering technology, environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental planning, environmental policy, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental toxicology, forest science, forestry, genetics, geochemistry, geographic information systems, geography, geological engineering, geology, hydrology, landscape architecture, marine science, meteorology, microbiology, molecular biology, natural resources, natural resources conservation, natural resources management, natural resources planning, natural science, physical science, physics, public administration, public policy studies, sustainability, urban forestry, urban planning, urban studies, wildlife management, or zoology.
Additional Comment Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including respirator, will be required. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain, work in remote areas and in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available for emergency response. Must be available to respond to after-hours 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: 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.