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Environmental Program Specialist Trainee 1 (Natural Resources), G-13

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Job Description

Environmental Program Specialist 1 (Natural Resources) assist in coordinating, developing, and evaluating programs; in formulating and updating the Statewide Natural Resources Plan: assist other staff in formulating, coordinating, and reviewing related program plans and in developing aspects of the Natural Resources Plan, and in authoring or otherwise preparing various written products. These positions are located in the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Adirondack Park Agency, and Parks and Recreation.

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

A bachelor's or higher degree in coastal resources management, cultural resources and historic preservation studies, ecology, ecosystem management, environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental planning, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental toxicology, forest science, forestry, natural resources management, natural resources planning, or urban forestry.

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Most employees will be appointed to the Trainee 1 job title.

Appointments to this job title require a two-year traineeship that starts at the Trainee 1, G-13, and advances, after one year of acceptable performance, to Trainee 2, G-14. After one year of acceptable performance as a Trainee 2, employees advance to the Environmental Program Specialist 1 (Natural Resources), G-18, job title described above. No further Civil Service examination is required for advancement from Trainee 1 to Trainee 2, or from Trainee 2 to the Environmental Program Specialist 1 (Natural Resources).

Advanced Placement Appointments - For most trainee titles, employees may be able to be appointed directly to the Trainee 2 level or to the full performance title if they meet certain qualifications. This is known as advanced placement and is at the discretion of the hiring agency. View the qualifications for advanced placement, at:

To Apply

You must have or expect to receive a bachelor's or higher degree by September 1, 2020.

The 2019 PCO will be open for application from January 18, 2019. To apply for the examination for this PCO Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 20, 2019, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2019, and take the PCO written test in April of 2019. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: