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Public Participation Specialist 1
As a Public Participation Specialist 1, you would provide non-engineering technical assistance and information to consultants, public officials, and the regulated community in developing and implementing non-engineering aspects of regulatory, non-regulatory, and remedial programs related to solid and hazardous materials, site remediation, water resources, construction management, air resources, or pollution prevention; assist in the development, coordination and implementation of media strategies, programs, and events; work on sections of many programs, or concentrate on a single program for some length of time; work with program staff to establish opportunities for public involvement and follow-through; help to plan, schedule and monitor remedial action activities to ensure that adequate time and opportunities are included for public input; gather and assist in the analysis of data for reports on public input; assist in the preparation of responsiveness summaries; develop communications networks; identify interested and affected citizens or groups and seek their concerns; develop mailing lists for distribution of information; aid in the development and maintenance of document and information databases; develop and maintain directories of agencies, individuals, consultants and organizations involved in the agency's issues; participate in advisory committees; coordinate and facilitate public meetings, workshops, conferences, hearings, and participate in the activities of advisory groups, as needed; attend meetings of other groups, as needed; meet individually with concerned citizens and government officials; assist in handling and responding to correspondence and calls from individuals or groups seeking or providing information; aid in the preparation and distribution of brochures, booklets, audio-visual materials and displays, newsletters, technical reports, summaries, and other educational and informational materials; assist in monitoring public opinion of the agency's activities; track media coverage of agency's activities; and may act as spokesperson for a program or administrator, preparing public relations materials, working with consultants, and acting as a contact person or coordinator among various agencies, interest groups, and the public.
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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 have:
Either 1. a bachelor's degree in environmental planning; environmental science; environmental studies; natural, biological, or physical science; civil, environmental, or geological engineering; public administration; public relations; political science; urban planning; urban studies; communications; or journalism; AND TWO YEARS of professional experience developing technical presentations; planning and facilitating public meetings; presenting training or educational materials; or implementing public involvement programs;
Or 2. a master's degree in environmental planning; environmental science; environmental studies; natural, biological, or physical science; civil, environmental, or geological engineering; public administration; public relations; political science; urban planning; urban studies; communications; or journalism; AND ONE YEAR of professional experience developing technical presentations; planning and facilitating public meetings; presenting training or educational materials; or implementing public involvement programs.
If you expect to meet the educational requirements by September 30, 2022, you can be admitted to the written test, but you cannot be considered for appointment until you submit proof of successful completion of the educational requirement to the Appointing Authority at the time of the employment interview. Failure to meet the educational requirements by September 30, 2022, may result in your removal from the eligible list.
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.26-803
This title is filled via promotion by the agency or agencies which have this title. Candidates must have had appropriate service in the promotional field for this title to be eligible for consideration. Applicants must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.
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.