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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/17/22

Applications Due05/27/22

Vacancy ID105102

AgencyAgriculture & Markets, Department of

TitleSenior Environmental Analyst (Agriculture)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $28.77 to $28.77 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County To Be Determined

Street Address 10B Airline Drive

City Albany


Zip Code12235

Minimum Qualifications Six years of work experience in a position having a substantial relationship to agricultural land use analysis, soil and water conservation management, or the protection of farms and farmland resources (see definition below); OR
Six years of work experience in any combination of the following roles: Soil and Water Conservation District Manager; National Resources Conservation Service District or Resources Conservation; New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee (State Committee) Consultant Service Provider; Professional Staff of Land Trust Organization; Cooperative Extension Agent (Agriculture); Regional Planning Commission and County Planning Office (see defined roles below).

Definition of relevant work experience: At least 50% of the time must have been spent working with county officials, environmental organizations, soil and water conservation districts, or farmers in any one of the following areas:
1. Agricultural land use analysis including review of farm operations and farmland resources, analyzing project impact statements, maps, reports, and other information documents; performing on-site investigations; interviewing involved parties, discussing and negotiating alternatives, preparing written assessments, and providing expert testimony on farm resource issues, on whether projects will adversely affect agricultural resources and farm management activities without modification or mitigative action.
2. Soil and water conservation management including the design, planning or implementation of soil and water conservation projects, or water quality of non-point source abatement and control projects; or soil and water conservation techniques, or farm resources management practices.
3. Protection of farms and farmland resources including the purchase or transfer of development rights, or farmland easements; or laws, regulations, programs, and procedures which affect farmland protection/preservation; or land use planning.

Experience Substitutions:
1. Bachelor’s degree substitutes for four years of experience, or an associate’s degree for two years of experience in the following degree fields: agronomy, soil science, soil conservation, agricultural engineering, or natural resources management; OR
2. Bachelor’s degree substitutes for four years of experience or an associate’s degree for two years of experience, with specific course credits in the following degrees and courses: environmental studies, environmental conservation, engineering, earth science, environmental science, plant science, forestry, geography, or urban or regional planning or a closely related agricultural or natural resources discipline; including either 12 semester credit hours in a combination of soils and crops or plant sciences at least 6 hours of which must have been in soils; or 12 semester hours in farmland protection; urban, regional or land use planning; or geography.

Duties Description •Provides critical support to the programs administered by the Division of Land and Water Resources and the NYS Soil and Water Conservation Committee. These programs promote farmland protection, farmland conservation, and proactive environmental stewardship.

•Collecting, analyzing, and managing program data to reviewing request for proposals and contract documents. When necessary, the SEA NS will conduct analysis of contract deliverables and develop protocols for the assessment of best management practice systems implemented through SWCC/Division programs. This could include, conducting field visits and surveys to determine the status and function of the systems or investigating and/or develop data modeling tools to illustrate best management practice effectiveness.

•Tracking and reporting greenhouse gas emission reductions from implemented best management practice systems. This information will be reported and used to assist in meeting the goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and outlined in the NYS Climate Scoping Plan.

•Assist Program Managers with the administration of the Agricultural Non-Point Source Pollution Abatement and Control Program, Climate Resilient Farming Program, Agricultural Environmental Management Program and the CAFO Waste Storage and Transfer System Program. Perform review of various contract documents and assist in the review of final report documentation including, project narratives, final scope and budget forms, bills and invoices, procurement records and project certifications

•Oversee the development and management of databases that track program accomplishments, feed environmental models, and contract status. Information maintained within these databases is used for reporting detailed program statistics, models and deliverables, supporting annual budget needs and requests, and is regularly shared with partnering agencies to assist in documenting statewide water quality and climate change achievements.

•Work with Soil and Water Conservation Districts and watershed coalitions across the State to provide data and/or GIS support which can be used for local budget development and public outreach efforts.

Additional Comments Location of this position is to be determined. This position may have potential to be field-based and frequent travel to Albany may be required.

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Name Sarah Rayow

Telephone 518-457-3216

Fax 518-457-8852

Email Address


Street 10B Airline Drive

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12235


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