Occ. Code 1635300

                                                                                   

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST 3, GRADE 27

1635300

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST 4, M-4

1635400

                                   

                       

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

            Environmental Program Specialists 3 and 4 are program managers responsible for directing environmental program planning, development, and implementation in various environmental quality/remediation areas.  Incumbents implement and manage a significant portion of an environmental program related to air, solid waste, pesticides, water, hazardous substances and spills management, hazardous waste remediation or multi-media pollution prevention. Environmental Program Specialists 3 are found in both the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Adirondack Park Agency, while Environmental Program Specialists 4 are found only in the Department of Environmental Conservation.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

           

            ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST 3: functions as section supervisor; responsible for operational functions of several environmental quality programs; prepares section budgets; develops section work plans; and manages assigned program staff and resources.                   

                                               

            ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST 4:  functions as bureau chief; responsible for developing and implementing bureau work plans, goals and objectives; establishes program policies; ensures completion of projects; and provides program recommendations to executive management.

                                                                                   

RELATED CLASSES

 

            Environmental Program Specialists 2 are typically unit supervisors responsible for oversight of several professional staff and for the administration of an entire program area or a portion of a significantly large program affecting one of the environmental quality/remediation program areas.  As specialists in a particular program area or subject matter, incumbents provide non-engineering technical advice and guidance on programs and problems to program staff, agency officials, consultants and members of the regulated community, special interest groups and the general public.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST 3

 

Implements specific legislative programs, grants management programs, program planning initiatives and program assessment systems for the division. 

 

·        Administers grant programs.

 

·        Administers field support programs.

 

·        Administers permitting review, monitoring, assessment, reporting and investigation programs.

 

·        Assists in the coordination of division-wide programs and long-range planning.

 

·        Evaluates effectiveness of programs and projects using appropriate performance measures.

 

·        Designs and implements systems to ensure that assignments are completed on a timely basis and work outputs are properly presented to bureau and division management. 

 

·        Develops reporting systems to monitor program status.

 

Oversees the management and development of section staff. 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepares section budgets and reviews expenditures.

 

Supervises the provision of technical assistance and guidance in their respective program areas to other agencies, regional staff and the regulated community.

 

Develops, implements and oversees the enforcement of rules and regulations required by State or federal legislation.

 

Reviews legislation impacting division programs.

 

 

 

Provides oversight, standards and control for all contracts negotiated and administered by the division.

 

 

Coordinates workshops and development of outreach materials that provide technical and compliance assistance to the regulated community.

 

Coordinates activities as needed, between programs, bureaus, divisions, regions, federal and local governments and other State governments.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST 4          

 

Manages and directs the activities of a bureau within an environmental quality division.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oversees the preparation of regulations, policies and procedures relating to air, pesticides, water, solid waste and hazardous substances management and remediation activities. 

 

 

Maintains cooperative relationships with regulated industries, public officials, and the general public.        

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST 3  

 

Promotion:   one year of permanent competitive service as an Environmental Program Specialist 2.                   

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST 4

 

Promotion:   one year of permanent competitive service as an Environmental Program Specialist 3.

 

 

 

Date:  11/03

 

 

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.