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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/15/24

Applications Due03/19/24

Vacancy ID151261


AgencyParks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

TitleEnvironmental Analyst 1/Trainee 1&2 (NY HELPS)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

"Other" Explanation May be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

Hours Per Week 40


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Suffolk

Street Address Belmont State Park

Southern State Parkway, Exit 38

City North Babylon


Zip Code11703

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).*

To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS, or 55 b/c, candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position. The qualifications are:

A bachelor's degree or higher 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 science and policy, 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.

Advanced placement to the trainee 2 or SG-18 level may be possible depending on education and experience and subject to agency approval.

Candidates may also be qualified for permanent competitive appointment if reachable from the appropriate Civil Service eligible list or eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.

Duties Description Under the general direction of the Environmental Analyst 2, the Environmental Analyst manages project reviews and performs technical environmental analysis, research, and field investigations to determine the potential environmental impacts of projects. Analysts will review project impacts; coordinate environmental reviews with other State agencies and other governmental entities; identify permit requirements; identify potential issues; manage project reviews; and recommend actions by performing the following duties:

• Prepare environmental documentation for agency proposals, including Capital projects and other proposals from outside the agency that impact state park lands, in compliance with state and federal regulations; coordinate review with regional staff, other OPRHP bureaus, other agencies as appropriate; make recommendations regarding alternatives and mitigation.

• Review grant applications and proposals for easements, permits or licenses on OPRHP property; outline OPRHP concerns, potential impacts, elicit appropriate documentation from applicant, make recommendations; prepare OPRHP compliance documents.

• Manage, track, and schedule project review activities.

• Provide input for OPRHP master plans and other agency plans, gather natural resource information, conduct analyses, evaluate potential impacts; coordinate environmental review process.

• Promote stewardship of the natural resources within State Parks, working closely with regional staff, biologists and Natural Heritage Program scientists.

• Assist in preparation and conduct outreach and training for State Parks staff throughout the state in matters pertaining to: compliance with environmental laws and protection of natural resources and environmental health.

• Assist OPRHP Facilities and Operations staff in assuring compliance with various environmental laws and regulations.

• Assist Albany and Regional staff in preparing for meetings with public interest groups, other state agencies or federal and local counterparts. Attend such meetings on behalf of the agency, as needed.

• May supervise subordinate staff.

Additional Comments *For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non- competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.


There are various benefits that a permanent employee is entitled to, based on their negotiating unit:
-Vacation, Holiday, Sick and Personal Leave- Leave benefits including 13 days of paid vacation leave in the first year of employment with bonus days for additional years of service; 12 days annual paid holidays; five days annual paid personal leave; and 13 days of annual paid sick leave.
-Health Care Coverage
-Retirement Plan
-Payroll Deduction Savings Plans
-Tuition Assistance Programs
-Life Insurance and Disability Insurance

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Name Personnel



Email Address


Street Personnel Office, 625 Broadway

2nd Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12238


Notes on ApplyingIf you feel you meet the minimum qualifications and the Agency’s operating needs and are interested in being considered for this vacancy, you can obtain an Employment Application from your local park office, your region’s administrative headquarters, via the agency’s internal intranet site, or by downloading an application from either the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website –

Please forward your application, resume, and 3 supervisory work-related references to with the Subject line “Environmental Analyst 1” or mail your application, resume, and references to Annette Sattinger, Human Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12238.

It is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe their experience and demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications and operational needs for the position.

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