Occ. Code 1610700
SUPERVISOR NATURAL RESOURCES, GRADE 29
New York State
Department of Civil Service
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF
Positions in this title
apply professional knowledge in the supervision and direction of a regional
natural resources program in the Department of Environmental Conservation. These
positions manage, develop, protect and conserve the States natural resources in
cooperation with other state and federal agencies, as well as not for profit and
public groups. Natural resource program areas include: the management of fish,
wildlife, and marine resources; the protection of water and wetlands; the management
of more than 4 million acres of public lands; real property acquisition
operations; private land forest services; regulation of oil, gas, and solution
salt mining exploration, development and reclamation operations; and regulation
of mined land operations and reclamation activities. Positions in this title
are classified only in the Department of Environmental Conservation.
OF NATURAL RESOURCES:
manages regional natural resources programs; develops policy in consultation
with regional directors, deputy and assistant commissioners, division directors
and assistant division directors; implements regional work plans and monitors progress
towards program goals; coordinates and integrates natural resource programs throughout
the Region; supervises program managers with broad areas of responsibility and
significant budgets; and guides program interaction with the media, elected
representatives, and the public.
Under the general supervision of the Regional
Director in a region:
- Assists in the development of policies
or procedures concerning Natural Resources programs.
- Reviews, provides advice on, and
oversees the preparation of draft regulations, technical guidance, and
policy and procedure documentation for program implementation and
- Reviews procedures and management practices,
resolves conflict, and ensures appropriate priority establishment among
natural resource programs to ensure efficient program implementation and
- Requests and allocates fiscal and
personnel resources in natural resource programs to reflect changing
program needs, priorities, and mandates in the Region.
- Reviews and approves the development and
implementation of work plans ensuring appropriate use of personnel, fiscal,
and material resources to accomplish objectives and set priorities with the
programs and reacts to crisis situations or projects of immediate concern.
- Supervises and monitors staff activities
as they relate to Unit Management Planning, work plan implementation, and
adherence to the States constitutional protection of forest preserve
lands, as well as State Land Master Plans in the Adirondack and Catskill
Parks, state laws, regulations, policies, plans, guidance, and procedures.
- Prepares or provides input on the
management of routine and complex projects; monitors project milestones to
ensure timely project completion, and notifies executive staff of problems
or issues with the project.
- Coordinates technical assistance and
guidance related to natural resources conservation and management to other
state and federal agencies, state legislators, local government officials,
department staff, environmental consultants, members of the regulated
community, special interest groups, and the general public.
- Coordinates and assists with the
administration of natural resources capital construction or rehabilitation
and improvement projects and routinely meets with Division of Operations
management to ensure projects progress as proposed.
- Oversees the administration of personnel
policies and procedures as they relate to regional natural resources staff
and provides the full range of supervisory and management responsibilities
- Coordinates the approach to habitat
protection, permit application review, permitting, enforcement and
integration of natural resources programs with the Central Office and
establishes criteria to prioritize compliance/enforcement efforts to
alleviate practices leading to environmental degradation.
- Coordinates responses to emergency
situations to protect natural resources, including significant flooding
events, hazardous waste and oil spills, and other potential emergencies; reviews
and provides guidance for field investigations and remedial activities
including formal enforcement action relative to encroachments on state
- Oversees the care, custody, and control
of state forests, wildlife management areas, and forest preserve lands; coordinates
with the Division of Operations in the planning, environmental review, and
management of recreational facilities, bridges on state lands, state-owned
dams, buildings and state residences, fisheries access and other
facilities, wildlife facilities, roads, and trails for hiking and
- Oversees the regional effort to update the
New York State Open Space Plan, working with a regional citizens advisory
committee, in cooperation with representatives of the Office of Parks,
Recreation and Historic Preservation.
- Coordinates communication on regional
natural resource program issues with the Central Office and regional
administration in regards to dissemination to general public or media.
- Represents the Region and the Department
at conferences, professional and administrative meetings, and other
functions as appropriate; serves as a Department liaison on various boards,
committees and interagency task forces and represents the Department on
special projects or initiatives.
- Maintains liaison with political leaders
to keep them abreast of current regional programs, resources, and resource
- Participates in meetings with other public
and private sector natural resource professionals, environmental
consultants, concerned citizens, public officials, federal, State or local
agencies and department staff regarding projects and activities.
Promotion: one year of permanent service in a
variety of natural resources program titles, including, but not limited to:
Biologist 2 and 3 (all parenthetics); Fish Culturist 5 and 6; Forester 2 and 3;
Mined Land Reclamation Specialist 2; Mineral Resources Specialist 3; Pathologist
2 (Aquatic); Pathologist 2 (Wildlife); Real Estate Specialist 2 (Conservation).
NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the
nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they
describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be
appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those
which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was
written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current
information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or