Dir Land & Water Resources

Grade 64

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  1. Senr Environmental Analyst Agriculture

    Grade 18

  2. Assoc Environmental Analyst Agriculture

    Grade 23

  3. Prin Environmental Analyst Agriculture

    Grade 27

  4. Assnt Dir Land & Water Resources

    Grade 63

  5. Dir Land & Water Resources

    Grade 64

Summary of Job Description

As a Director Land and Water Resources, you would direct the land and water programs and activities, including serving as the NYS Soil and Water Conservation Committee Executive Director; develop policies, objectives and goals for the Division; approve administrative activities of the Division such as office organization, personnel, employee discipline and counseling, and budgeting; formulate and coordinate policy development for programs that are jointly administered by the Division and either the federal government and/or another State entity; develop new initiatives or restructures existing programs to improve the Divisions delivery of services; negotiate and resolve issues with the federal Department of Agriculture regarding the design, implementation and monitoring of land and water resource programs; brief executive staff, federal officials, and State and local officials on Division programs; and work with executive staff and the agency's counsel on legal or other issues affecting program operations.

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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.

Non-competitive: Bachelors degree in agronomy, agricultural business management, agricultural engineering, agricultural science, animal science,  conservation biology, environmental engineering, environmental studies, environmental science, environmental conservation, plant science, forestry, geography, public administration, or a related field;  and eight years of experience in agricultural, environmental, soil and water conservation, or natural resource management. Four years of the experience must have been in an administrative position with supervisory responsibilities for program and professional staff.  A masters degree in the above fields may substitute for two years of the general experience.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

Career Mobility

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