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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/01/23

Applications Due12/20/23

Vacancy ID145205

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:
• Familiarity with ArcGIS and database programs
• Ability to concisely disseminate technical information to a varied audience
• Certified Floodplain Manager or willingness to become and Certified Floodplain Manager.
• Must possess strong written and oral communication skills with both the public and professional communities.
• Must be able to function effectively in large group settings and venues, including conducting public presentations

Duties Description Conduct Floodplain Management activities in support of the implementation of the National Flood Insurance Program at the state and local level including administrative tasks, community compliance visits, community compliance contacts, lead workshops/trainings, provide reviews of proposed development, manage floodplain mapping projects and provide general technical assistance to community officials and property owners statewide.
Essential Duties:
Perform the following duties, with progressively greater independence:
• Provide technical assistance and conduct floodplain management reviews with communities to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal floodplain development standards, including interpretation of floodplain and floodway data.
• Organize and participate in Community Assistance Visits and Community Assistance Contacts with communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to ensure proper community administration of the floodplain regulations. Assist community officials with resolution of non-compliant development and/or program deficiencies.
• Review and comment on municipal Flood Damage Prevention laws to ensure consistency with federal and state laws and regulations.
• Address inquiries, complaints, and issues raised by DEC Regional offices, the public, municipalities, and state or federal agencies related Floodplain Management and Floodplain mapping issues. Provide assistance with obtaining and understanding mapping information and regulatory program requirements.
• Developing training materials for and conduct workshops on floodplain management requirements for local officials, building and code enforcement officials, engineers, architects, land surveyors, developers, realtors, and other relevant professionals.
• Provide project support for various state and federal floodplain mapping and outreach projects.
• Provide technical reviews of State Part 502 (State Floodplain Regulations) variance requests for state projects located in the floodway. Provide guidance on allowable activities under Part 502 as requested by regional office and other State Agencies.
• Provide post-flood assistance to community officials and property owners impacted by flooding. Coordinate with federal and state agencies with respect to flood recovery and flood mitigation activities.
• Maintain state and federal databases related to NFIP eligibility and grant funded activities.
• Assist with community and public outreach required as part of the NFIP floodplain mapping efforts.
• Coordinate with other state and federal agencies on various state, Department and Division initiatives and task forces related to flood risk as assigned.
• Assist the Dam Safety, Flood Control, and Coastal Erosion Management Sections in the Bureau as necessary.
Unique Duties:
• Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position.
• Must be able to work additional hours and travel as needed, including overnight travel.

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 #23-145205 on your resume or it may not be accepted.

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