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Occ. Code 4439600




New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




            The New York City Watershed Technical Coordinator provides necessary technical coordination among all DEC programs in the offices of Environmental Quality (EQ) and Natural Resources (NS) with responsibilities under the New York City Watershed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). Working closely with the DEC executive management, the position coordinates activities and provides the necessary technical input from DEC programs to the DEC Executive Office and Office of General Counsel.


            This position is classified only in the Department of Environmental Conservation.




            NEW YORK CITY WATERSHED TECHNICAL COODINATOR: one position class; non-competitive; functions as liaison between counsel and DEC divisions to ensure effective, accurate and timely technical attention, advice, and input regarding New York City Watershed matters; and serves as the technical representative to various committees and forums regarding the watershed.




Serves as a contact for the development of information systems with Department of Health, Department of Environmental Protection and Environmental Protection Agency.


Provides direct DEC technical representation to forums provided by the multiple stakeholders in the New York City Watershed such as New York City Watershed Council and Coalition of Watershed Towns.


Serves as DEC technical representative at monthly meetings.


Provides technical oversight of DEC Water Supply Permit.


Oversees grants and funding activities.


·       Directs and reviews workplans and outputs for Division of Water technical staff in performing activities funded by State partnership programs.

·       Oversees Safe Drinking Water Act grant from EPA for enhanced DEC monitoring activities.


Provides periodic reports to DEC Executive Office on progress of DEC technical program implementation for annual report.



Non-Competitive: Bachelor's degree AND six years of experience coordinating and overseeing the integration of watershed-wide activities for the purpose of comprehensive drainage basin management for water quality protection and water pollution control and prevention. These activities must include: point source control; wastewater treatment options; non-point source control; storm water control; pollutant loading information systems; technical assistance; regional partnership development; water pollution control financial assistance; pollution prevention outreach; and compliance ensurance/enforcement. Three years of this experience must involve supervising staff engaged in these functions.

Date:  1/18 


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 requirements for appointment or examination.