Minimum Qualifications 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 either:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as an Environmental Program Specialist 1, trainee 1 or 2.
*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, archeology, atmospheric science, biochemistry, biology, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, coastal resources management, cultural resources and historic preservation studies, ecology, ecosystem management, environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental planning, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental toxicology, forest science, forestry, geochemistry, geography, geological engineering, geology, hydrology, land use planning, landscape architecture, marine science, meteorology, natural resources, natural resources conservation, natural resources management, natural resources planning, natural science, physical science, or physics.
Examples of non-qualifying degrees are, but not limited to, Criminal Justice, Cultural Anthropology, Environmental and Business Economics, Environmental Health Policy, Public Health, Science Education or any education discipline, Urban or City Planning.
Most employees will be appointed to the Trainee 1 job title.
Appointments to this job title require a two-year traineeship that starts at the Trainee 1, G-13, and advances, after one year of acceptable performance, to Trainee 2, G-14. After one year of acceptable performance as a Trainee 2, employees advance to the Environmental Analyst 1, G-18, job title described above. No further Civil Service examination is required for advancement from Trainee 1 to Trainee 2, or from Trainee 2 to the Environmental Analyst 1.
Advanced Placement Appointments:
For most trainee titles, employees may be able to be appointed directly to the Trainee 2 level or to the full performance title if they meet certain qualifications. This is known as advanced placement and is at the discretion of the hiring agency. View the qualifications for advanced placement (PDF), on the Civil Service website.
Duties Description Under the supervision of an EA2 or other supervisory staff, the analyst will conduct the interdisciplinary environmental impact and regulatory review of a wide range of proposed actions pursuant to DEC’s Uniform Procedures Act-linked regulatory programs and the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) regulations. A majority of the actions associated with this position will involve managing DEC review of dredging and dredge material management actions in the NY Harbor and surrounding areas, as well as other activities conducted in and around near shore estuarine and marine waters. The position involves the use of Geographic Information System (GIS), various online mapping platforms, Microsoft Office software, including database and spreadsheet programs, and email to manage, schedule, and track project review activities. Function as the Department’s project manager for multiple jurisdiction application reviews by:
- Receiving and maintaining the official record of all submissions.
- Identifying the involved regulatory programs and referring submitted materials to these units for review with specific instructions on the type and extent of the information required from the reviewers.
- Coordinate responses from the reviewing programs, including resolving any conflicting regulatory requirements or provisions from the program units.
- Provide a single point of contact within DEC for the applicant and public for applications.
- Communicate information needs and any other issues identified with applications by review staff to the applicant.
- Recommend and draft final decisions on applications for review / approval of EA2 or RPA.
- Ensure DEC compliance with all other regulatory or procedural requirements associated with applications, including but not limited to SEQR compliance, Coastal Consistency Determination, State Historic Preservation Act, Environmental Justice, CLCPA, visual impact or noise impact policies if applicable, etc.
- Participate and attend relevant meetings with NY Harbor stakeholders in the identification, development and implementation of economically feasible, environmentally sustainable, dredge material management sites, technologies and methodologies.
The EA1 is also required to have the ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally, as the position involves extensive writing of letters, reports and electronic correspondence, as well as face to face meetings with the public, applicants and representatives from other agencies.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.