Conservation Operations Supvr 3

Grade 21

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  1. Conservation Operations Supvr 1

    Grade 11

  2. Conservation Operations Supvr 2

    Grade 15

  3. Conservation Operations Supvr 3

    Grade 21

  4. Conservation Operations Supvr 4

    Grade 61

Summary of Job Description

As a Conservation Operations Supervisor 3, you would be responsible for supervising a variety of skilled and unskilled staff and directing work in support of various department programs. Tasks include directing the maintenance, operation, rehabilitation, improvement, or construction of department structures and facilities; including buildings and grounds, trail and road systems, recreation facilities, environmental education centers, fish hatcheries, water access sites, state forests, wildlife management areas, or automotive maintenance centers. Duties may include coordinating maintenance and construction projects; supervising building management services; supervising automotive repair centers; providing oversight to operation of recreation facilities; coordinating flood emergency operations; monitoring purchases and expenditures; and preparing, coordinating, and managing various contracts.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass an examination in order to be considered for this position.  

There are two examinations used to fill this position.  Please note:  New York State employees may qualify for both.  

For all qualified employees of New York State: On or before the date of the written test, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and have had three months permanent service in a competitive or non-competitive position as a Conservation Operations Supervisor 2, Assistant Superintendent of Construction, Assistant Engineer (Civil), or Senior Superintendent of Construction.

For all other qualified individuals you must have:
Either 1.    four years of experience in building maintenance, mechanical maintenance, or construction; two years of which must have been in budgeting, supervising, planning, assigning work, evaluating employees, and contract preparation and oversight;

Or 2.    three years of experience in building maintenance, mechanical maintenance, or construction; two years of which must have been in budgeting, supervising, planning, assigning work, evaluating employees, and contract preparation and oversight, AND an associate's or higher level degree in civil engineering technology, construction technology, construction engineering technology, electrical technology, electrical engineering technology, engineering technology, industrial technology, industrial engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, or mechanical technology.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

26-672 38-407

How to Apply

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Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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