Occ. Code 2854900





New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard



These positions are located in the Regional Offices of the Department of Environmental Conservation where the incumbents are responsible for executing the programs of the Department.


            REGIONAL DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION under the general direction of the Assistant Commissioner, executes the programs of the Department of Environmental Conservation for law enforcement and legal affairs, regulation, fish and wildlife resources management, environmental quality, lands and forests management, and community relations within a specific region of the State:  establishes priorities and procedures for scheduling and performing field operations based on immediate needs and consistent with Department policies and priorities; supervises and coordinates Department programs within the region and insures their effective implementation; establishes methods to ensure consideration of Departmental program interests in assessing the environmental impact of all programs and projects administered in the region; reviews and approves orders for pollution abatement and other enforcement orders in the name of the Commissioner; approves local health department plans for administering environmental quality programs; establishes and maintains relationships with local planning, conservation and environmental organizations; develops plans and procedures for administering new programs in the region; confers with interstate, federal and local environmental agencies in order to coordinate intergovernmental environmental service and control responsibilities in the region.  QUALIFICATIONS: Although competitive examinations are not held for this class, candidates must possess a Bachelors or higher level degree and eight years of progressively more responsible management experience, at least five years of which must be in a field related to environmental conservation, protection or natural resources.  This experience must include responsibility for implementation of program goals and objectives within established budgets; and supervision or coordination of staff to achieve specific objectives



Reviewed:  4/03



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.