Climate Policy Analyst 2

Grade 23

New York State has approximately 5 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Environmental Conservation, Dept of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Climate Policy Analyst Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Climate Policy Analyst Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Climate Policy Analyst 1

    Grade 18

  4. Climate Policy Analyst 2

    Grade 23

  5. Climate Policy Analyst 3

    Grade 27

  6. Climate Policy Analyst 4

    Grade 63

  7. Dir Climate Policy Analysis

    Grade 64

Summary of Job Description

As a Climate Policy Analyst 2, you would make independent determinations supporting difficult projects on climate change mitigation and adaptation; assist in the implementation and development of Statewide standards and procedures, or review and monitor various elements of an environmental program area within multiple regions; serve as a conduit of information between various stakeholder groups and frequently distribute information orally or in writing; respond to questions from the public and organize public events as directed; function as an expert in various environmental areas; interact with multiple programs outside the agency; give presentations to other State agencies; lead the development of broad and more expansive projects; and supervise professional and technical staff.

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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 a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, the candidate must have either:

1. a bachelor's degree in climate policy, climate science, economics, engineering, environmental sciences, physical or natural sciences, planning, public policy, or sustainability AND three years of qualifying experience as listed below,** which must include one year of experience involved in environmental analysis of climate change issues;

2. a master's degree in one of the required disciplines in #1 AND two years of qualifying experience as listed below,** which must include one year of experience involved in environmental analysis of climate change issues;


3. a Ph.D. in one of the required disciplines in #1 AND one year of full-time professional experience involved in environmental analysis of climate change issues.

**Qualifying Experience: full-time professional experience in the establishment of environmental programs; preparing or reviewing climate relevant policies, plans, projects, regulations or environmental impact statements; preparing professional testimony for use in hearings or trials involving environmental matters; or preparing environmental analysis of climate change issues.

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.


How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

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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