Occ. Code 1622100

 

OCEAN AND LAKES POLICY ANALYST 1, GRADE 23

1622100

OCEAN AND LAKES POLICY ANALYST 2, GRADE 27

1622200

 

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

          Ocean and Lakes Policy Analysts research, analyze, propose and develop policy affecting coastal and offshore ecosystems; undertake inter-related regional planning and project activities involving multiple jurisdictions; and oversee the implementation of new policies and plans that affect New Yorks coastal and offshore resources. They resolve programmatic and public policy issues through the development of inter-governmental partnerships; and design and guide the implementation of reports, studies, investigations and projects.

 

These positions are classified only in the Department of State.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

          OCEAN AND LAKES POLICY ANALYST 1:  full performance level; under the general direction of the Ocean and Lakes Policy Analyst 2, performs various activities to conserve and restore ocean and coastal resources by developing and implementing ecosystem-based management practices; develop and execute regional projects requiring research, analysis, public outreach and policy development across jurisdictions; and provides staff support for the New York Ocean and Great Lakes Ecosystem Conservation Council (Council) and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Council (MARCO).

 

          OCEAN AND LAKES POLICY ANALYST 2: one position class; directs the Ocean and Great Lakes Ecosystem Conservation program; and, under the general direction of executive staff, supervises Ocean and Lakes Policy Analysts 1.

 

RELATED CLASSES

 

Coastal Resources Specialists manage planning and construction projects undertaken by waterfront communities and local organizations to advance economic development and protect natural resources. They provide technical assistance to local governments, State and federal agencies, and review projects and activities by federal and State agencies for consistency with the States Coastal Management Program.

 

Revitalization Specialists provide technical expertise and support to municipalities and community-based organizations in the cleanup and revitalization of brownfield properties.  Acting as consultants and project managers, they provide leadership, direction and assistance to officials of various jurisdictions, and community-based and non-profit organizations.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

OCEAN AND LAKES POLICY ANALYST 1

 

Open Competitive:  Bachelors Degree* and seven years of experience in developing and analyzing policy, developing strategies, and implementing programs dealing with environmental issues related to ocean and lakes on a regional, state or national level. Experience must have included resolving differences among stakeholders through consensus and partnership building; evaluating programs, regulations and laws; and coordinating the implementation of multiple programs and projects.

 

OCEAN AND LAKES POLICY ANALYST 2

 

Open Competitive:  Bachelors Degree* and ten years of experience in developing and analyzing policy, developing strategies, and implementing programs dealing with environmental issues related to ocean and lakes on a regional, state or national level. Experience must have included resolving differences among stakeholders through consensus and partnership building; evaluating programs, regulations and laws; and coordinating the implementation of multiple programs and projects. Four years of the experience must have been in a management capacity.

 

Promotion: one year of service as an Ocean and Lakes Policy Analyst 1.

 

*Substitution:  Bachelors Degree in ecology, biology, coastal biology, coastal management, oceanography, limnology, geology, environmental science, natural resources management, resource economics, ecosystems management, watershed management, environmental policy, or ocean sciences, may substitute for one year of the required experience. A Masters Degree in the same fields may substitute for two years of the required experience.

 

 

Rev:  9/15


 

 

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 examination.