Environmental Program Spec 2 Natural Resources

Grade 23

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  1. Environmental Program Spec Tr 1 Natural Resources

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Environmental Program Spec Tr 2 Natural Resources

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Environmental Program Spec 1 Natural Resources

    Grade 18

  4. Environmental Program Spec 2 Natural Resources

    Grade 23

  5. Environmental Program Spec 3 Natural Resources

    Grade 27

  6. Environmental Program Spec 4 Natural Resources

    Grade 64

Summary of Job Description

Environmental Program Specialists (Natural Resources) assist in coordinating, developing, and evaluating programs; in formulating and updating the Statewide Natural Resources Plan:  assist other staff in formulating, coordinating, and reviewing related program plans and in developing aspects of the Natural Resources Plan, and in authoring or otherwise preparing various written products.  These positions are located in the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Adirondack Park Agency, and Parks and Recreation.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

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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.

The examinations for Associate Natural Resources Planner are used to fill positions in this title.  There are two examinations for Associate Natural Resources Planner.  

For current NYS Employees:

On or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55 b/55-c service as a Senior Natural Resources Planner.

After one year of service as described above, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.

For all other candidates, on or before the date of the examination, you must have:

Either 1. a bachelor's or higher-level degree in natural resources planning AND three years of professional experience in local and/or regional planning involving natural resource analysis.

Or 2. A bachelor's or higher-level degree, including or supplemented by 36 semester credit hours in at least three (3) or more of the following areas: natural resources management; forest management; forest recreation; natural resources policy; environmental conservation; recreation planning; ecology; mapping and geographic information systems; environmental studies/science; watershed management; and/or wildlife management, AND three years of professional experience in local and/or regional planning involving natural resources analysis.

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.

25-449 36-441

How to Apply

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