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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/20/23

Applications Due12/13/23

Vacancy ID144470

AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleEnvironmental Program Specialist 3 (Natural Resources)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade27

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

Salary RangeFrom $100761 to $124107 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

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? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 625 Broadway

City Albany


Zip Code12233

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications for provisional appointment:
Must be a qualified employee of New York State with one year of permanent competitive service as an Environmental Program Specialist 2 (Natural Resources)
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.

If no more than three individuals meeting the provisional qualifications are interested, it will be possible to make a permanent appointment via non-competitive promotion. The minimum qualifications for non-competitive promotion are: Must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and have had at least one year of permanent competitive service as an Environmental Program Specialist 2 (Natural Resources).

Duties Description Under the general direction of the Director and Assistant Director of the Division of Lands and Forests, the incumbent is responsible for the direction and administration of the Bureau of Forest Preserve and Conservation Easements (FPCE).
• Direct the administrative and supervisory activities required to carry out Bureau operations.
• Plan & direct the administrative and supervisory activities of the Bureau to complete priority projects and meet deadlines.
• Prioritize and direct development of Unit Management Plans (UMPs) and regional plans for the Division and its organizational components.
• Serve as the Department’s liaison to other state and federal agencies on issues related to the Forest Preserve.
• Coordinate with Division Director and Assistant Division Director to set Bureau priorities for planning and projects development
• Make project recommendations on high level initiatives and funding opportunities.
• Coordinate with central office and regional supervisors to prepare Bureau budgets and secure project funding.
• Coordinate responses from unit supervisors to the Press Office and Legislative Affairs.
• QA/QC of all documents prepared for executive review and approval.
• Lead formulation and implementation of Department policies, and rules and regulations governing the management and use of Forest Preserve lands.
• Organize and facilitate meetings of stakeholder groups and ad hoc committees.
• Evaluate staff work products to determine if the products comply with existing State and federal regulations and meet required reporting protocols.
• Oversee the review and approval of Bureau expenditures for stewardship projects and other efforts to provide public access and protect and enhance natural resources and biodiversity.

Additional Comments Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Travel may be required. Overnight travel may be required. Telecommuting may be available, will be discussed at interview.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Heath Boomhower

Telephone 518-402-9273

Fax 518-402-9038

Email Address


Street 625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12233


Notes on ApplyingPlease email/mail your resume to the above. Be sure to include Posting #23-144470 on your resume or it may not be accepted.

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