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Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications for Provisional Appointment:
Must be a qualified employee of New York State and have completed one year of permanent competitive, non-competitive, or 55-b/55-c experience as either A) Associate Economist or Associate Economist (various parenthetics) OR B) as an Econometrician 2, Associate Statistician, Associate Biostatistician, or Associate Economic Research Editor AND must possess 18 semester credit hours in economics and an additional 6 semester credit hours from among the following course work areas: computer science, economics, mathematics, operations research, research methods, or statistics.**
** If qualifying under option B, you must submit a listing of qualifying coursework with your application.
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 25/M1 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 52.6: Must have current or prior service in a title designated as 52.6 within two salary grades\one M grade of this position. To determine if your title is designated as 52.6 go to the Department of Civil Service website http://www.cs.ny.gov/ and search for your title under GOT-IT.
Duties Description The Principal Economist will be responsible for providing economic expertise at a policy setting level to the Department's Office of General Counsel and the Executive Office on an expansive range of issues which are of significant importance to the Department's goals. The Principal Economist will serve as the point of contact in the Office of General Counsel for authoritative professional advice to management on economic matters arising from enforcement, regulatory, and other legal activities carried out by the Office. This position will be a “high profile” position with the Department, as the Governor’s Office and the DEC Commissioner have recently renewed the State’s commitment to pursue natural resource damages (NRD) in a comprehensive and consistent way, including assessing natural resource damages at the Grumman Groundwater Plume on Long Island. NRD claims are extremely complex due to the fact that they must identify and quantify injuries to natural resources and then value the associated economic losses. The Principal Economist will be responsible for conducting financial and economic analyses as requested by the Commissioner, Executive staff, staff in OGC and program staff. Types of analyses include the identification, screening, development, presentation, litigation and/or settlement of natural resource damage claims arising out of releases of hazardous substances or petroleum by responsible parties, as well as ability to pay analyses, cost recovery, and fund management activities.
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