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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/01/23

Applications Due12/20/23

Vacancy ID145201

AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleEnvironmental Program Specialist 1 including Trainee 1 and 2

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary GradeNS

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

Salary RangeFrom $47925 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 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 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 (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): bachelor's or higher degree in accounting, agricultural engineering, agricultural science, agronomy, animal science, atmospheric science, aquatic science, bacteriology, biochemistry, bioengineering, biology, botany, business administration, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, civil engineering technology, climate change, coastal resources management, communications, computer engineering, computer science, construction engineering, conservation biology, cultural resources and historic preservation studies, data analysis, earth sciences, ecology, economics, ecosystem management, engineering technology, environmental biology, environmental education, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental planning, environmental policy, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental toxicology, fisheries and wildlife sciences, forest engineering, forest science, forestry, genetics, geochemistry, geographic information systems, geography, geological engineering, geology, hydrology, industrial design, industrial engineering, landscape architecture, marine science, mathematics, manufacturing engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, mechanical engineering, meteorology, microbiology, molecular biology, natural resources, natural resources conservation, natural resources management, natural resources planning, natural science, packaging science, physical science, physics, product design, public administration, public policy studies, sustainability, toxicology, urban forestry, urban planning, urban studies, water resource engineering, water resources management, wildlife management, wildlife science, or zoology.

Preferred Additional Qualifications
• Experience in, and understanding of, water pollution and other environmental issues impacting water quality.
• Experience in competitive and noncompetitive grant programs.
• Familiarity with State and Federal Water Quality protection programs.
• Experience with data management, analysis, reporting, prioritizing, quality control, and quality assurance.
• Proficiency working with GIS, statistical computing software (R, RStudio), database management and design, and in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access.
• Experience working effectively in large group settings and venues including public presentation.
• Clear communication and public speaking skills, and demonstrated ability to address controversial topics in a public setting
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

Duties Description Program Overview
The Bureau of Water Assessment and Management (BWAM) is responsible for implementing the Division of Water’s (Division) Water Protection Grant Programs. The Water Protection Grant Programs, including the Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program, Non-Agricultural Nonpoint Source Planning and MS4 Mapping Grant (NPG), and the 604(b) Water Quality Planning Grant, are responsible for developing materials to solicit applications, evaluate, and select projects for award that align with Division priorities and support the goals of the national Clean Water Act. These programs are supported through annual State and Federal appropriations, including recent investments from the State’s Clean Water Infrastructure Act (CWIA), Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) and Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act (Bond Act).

Duties Description
Under the technical and administrative supervision of the Grant Program Coordinator, the successful candidate will contribute to the planning, development, and implementation of water quality improvement grant programs that will fund projects to reduce pollutant loading to protect and/or restore water quality, increase climate resiliency and mitigate flooding, in association with the 2022 Bond Act, 2017 CWIA, EPF, and various Federal resources. Specific duties include:
• Assisting with the coordination and administration of the:
o WQIP program to fund projects that directly improve water quality or aquatic habitat, promote flood risk reduction, restoration, and enhanced flood and climate resiliency, or protect a drinking water source;
o NPG program to fund planning reports for nonpoint source water quality improvement projects and mapping of Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s); and,
o 604(b) Water Quality Planning Grant to fund regional comprehensive water quality management planning activities.
• Working with senior program staff to develop requests for grant applications, conducting grant application reviews, evaluations, and selections, supporting award announcements and development of contracts, tracking project completion and documenting success stories, and conducting outreach and communicating with applicants and awardees at various stages of grant procurement.
• With other grant program staff, maintaining integrity of data collected throughout grant processes (e.g., application, review, and scoring), completing annual data upload to database, and identifying and executing improvements to data storage and reporting requests.

• Communicating with the members of the public, State and Federal organizations, and internal DEC Divisions about updates to the grants programs in various settings, such as meetings, conferences, presentations, and/or formal consultations.

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 Natalie Joseph

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 #23-145201 (Reposting of 23-133438) on your resume or it may not be accepted.

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