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New York State Civil Service Environmental Program Specialist 1/Trainee 1/2- NY HELPS in New Paltz, New York


Agency Environmental Conservation, Department of

Title Environmental Program Specialist 1/Trainee 1/2- NY HELPS

Occupational Category I.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade NS

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

Salary Range From $49363 to $82656 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

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 Ulster

Street Address 21 South Putt Corners Road

City New Paltz

State NY

Zip Code 12561

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title may be 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.TRAINEE 1: A bachelor's 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 education and interpretation, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental planning, environmental policy, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental toxicology, fisheries and wildlife sciences, forest engineering, forest resource management, 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.TRAINEE 2: A bachelors as noted above and one year of professional qualify experience. EPS 1: A bachelor's as noted above and two years of qualifying experience.Qualifying Experience: a position where you have responsibility for the following: development and implementation of program policies and procedures; preparing and interpreting rules and regulations; development, preparation, and management of procurement (solicitation) documents, contracts, and/or grants; providing non-engineering technical assistance and information to consultants, public officials, and facility managers; collecting data, reviewing alternatives, performing qualitative or quantitative policy analyses; writing technical or programmatic reports; developing, implementing, analyzing, and evaluating programs; developing and implementing expenditure plans, procuring external funding sources, collecting and forecasting the impact of funding and/or organizational change efforts; assisting with the development of environmental public information campaigns.Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC or 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.OrTransfer 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;OrEligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as an Environmental Program Specialist 1 (including trainees), Program Aide, Administrative Specialist 1, Biologist1(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 Technician2,Pesticide Control Specialist 1 & 2, Public Health Specialist 2Environmental, Sanitary Construction Inspector 2, Senior Engineering Research Editor.NOTE: a Juris Doctor, Master’s, or higher degree in a related field can substitute for one year of professional experience.

Duties Description This position will be trained to work in several areas of R3’s Water Program including State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permitting and compliance; stormwater, and water quality assessment. Duties may include traveling up to 4 days/week. The ability to traverse all types of terrain in all weather conditions is required. Assist in technical evaluations of all documents, including reports and development of SPDES and Water Withdrawal permits. Develop comments and questions as they related to applicable regulations. Must have the ability to articulate at public hearings and technical meetings. Conduct water sampling and be able to use various monitoring equipment. Assist in enforcement cases, including development of referrals and enforcement documents. Managing records, data entry, and analyzing and preparing reports for internal and external parties. Maintain facility records and files in an accurate and orderly manner. Participate in outreach and events. Key duties include:1- Conduct inspection of SPDES facilities throughout the Region. Prepare inspection reports and follow up on compliance issues. 2- Assist in developing comments and evaluating applications/reports with applicable regulations including permit writing for existing and proposed SPDES facilities and water withdrawal. 3- Conduct technical evaluations of all Water Program documents. 4- Address enforcement cases, including development of referrals, enforcement documents, and provide testimony. Coordinate Water Compliance records. 5- Conduct sampling and be able to use various monitoring equipment. Perform water quality assessment. 6- Implement Stormwater regulatory program (CAFO, MS4, MSGP, Construction GP) including inspection, audit, follow up compliance, enforcement, SWPPP review, and coordination with other regional programs. 7- Participate in watershed assessment activities, including emerging contaminants, source water protection and watershed planning.8- Articulate Department’s positions at public meetings, hearings, technical meetings; participate in outreach and events.

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. Overtime may be required. Overnight travel may be required. Must be available to respond to after-hours emergencies. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds. Telecommuting may be available, will be discussed at interview. We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:• Holiday & Paid Time Off• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System• Shift & Geographic pay differentials• Affordable Health Care options• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost• NYS Deferred Compensation plan• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds• And many more...For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.DEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Name Natalie Joseph

Telephone 518-402-9273

Fax 518-402-9038

Email Address


Street 625 Broadway

Personnel, 10th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12233

Notes on Applying Please email/mail your resume to the above. Be sure to include Vacancy#24-158680 on your resume or it may not be accepted.