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Environmental Educr 3
As an Environmental Educator 3, you would administer a major educational and interpretive program and supporting facilities. Duties include facilities management, fiscal planning, program development and review, and personnel administration. You would manage cooperative programs with other agencies and organizations and serve as an agency liaison with non-profit “friends” organizations and other volunteer groups.
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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.
There are two examinations for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.
For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows: three months as an Environmental Educator 2; or two years as an Environmental Educator 1.
For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must have either:
1. four years of experience in environmental conservation in a professional/technical capacity or professional teaching of environmental education;*
2. two years of the experience described above AND 60 college semester credit hours, including at least 24 college semester credit hours in biology (for the purpose of these examinations, courses that focus on the study of domesticated or farm animals or humans are not qualifying), earth science, ecology, environmental education, environmental science, field natural history, forestry, geology, marine science, natural resources interpretation, or soil science. You MUST submit a list of qualifying courses with your application, including course title, number of semester credits per course, name of college or university, and the date (or expected date) of completion. Applications submitted without a list of courses or transcript will be disapproved;
3. a bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences, environmental education, environmental science, forestry, or natural resources interpretation.
You must also have additional experience in environmental education* as follows: three years, one of which must have been in the administration** of an environmental education program.
*“Environmental education" is defined as teaching about or interpreting the natural world, the principles of ecology, natural resources management, and environmental quality management. It deals with the interrelationships of plants, animals, and the non-living environment and emphasizes human interactions with these components.
** Administration of an environmental education program must have included responsibility for budgeting, planning, directing, or supervising.
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.25-901 37-311
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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.