Minimum Qualifications Provisional Qualifications- You must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation or the Adirondack Park Agency and have had one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as an Environmental Program Specialist 1.
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 21 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: One year of permanent competitive service as a Climate Policy Analyst 2, Environmental Analyst 2, Environmental Radiation Specialist 2, Environmental Specialist 2, Forester 2, Public Participation Specialist 2, Public Participation Specialist 3, Sanitary Construction Inspector 3
Duties Description Supervise the regional DOW Coastal Management Section. This section includes the Coastal Erosion Hazard Area (CEHA) Program, regional National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), regional Shore Protection Program, regional SPDES Stormwater Program, and regional Grant Management program.
Oversee the review of CEHA permit applications, fielding inquiries and complaints in municipalities where the state administers the CEHA program; and refer inquires and complaints as appropriate to locally delegated municipalities. Develop strong community relationships through the Community Assistance Visit (CAV) program. Oversee administration of the NFIP program through audits (CAV) and provide technical assistance to local floodplain administrators. Represent Department interests in the Shore Protection programs by providing regulatory guidance during all phases of project development and construction.
Implement and oversee the regional SPDES Stormwater Program. Coordinate with the federal EPA and local municipalities (MS4’s) fielding complaints, enforcing the Multi Sector General Permit (MSGP), and otherwise advancing Department interests.
Additionally, the position includes coordinating the regional Dam Safety Program and regional Harmful Algal Bloom (HABS) Program, and representing DOW in the regional Incident Command System (ICS) emergency response program (i.e. Blue-Sky initiative). Oversee Division of Water Grant programs including annual grant scoring, tracking, and reporting.
All duties require representing the Department in a professional manner. Public Speaking may be required while participating in interagency meetings, work groups, committees, etc. relating to the assigned program areas. Keep the Regional Director, Regional Engineer, Regional Water Manager, and other involved DEC managers informed of program accomplishments, emerging issues, and high-profile matters.
Oversee programs to monitor and track permit compliance; initiate and follow up on enforcement actions that may involve testifying in administrative hearings or in court; initiate field investigation & response to complaints (must be able to communicate effectively and convey specific factual information verbally and in writing); organize and analyze data; identify important findings and provide sound recommendations; write and edit reports; complete many varied computer tasks; and participate in many varied team tasks.
Supervise and train staff in the Coastal Management section (and other staff as needed) on the above duties and perform administrative tasks with respect to time and attendance, health and safety, travel, equipment usage, performance evaluations, etc. to ensure program compliance with Department and Program guidance and policies.
Additional Comments Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain Must be able to work in remote areas. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions. Travel may be required. Telecommuting may be available, will be discussed at interview.
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