Public Participation Specialist 2 - Grade 21

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This title exists in Environmental Conservation, Dept of and has approximately 12 positions.

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Salary Information for Public Participation Specialist 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Public Participation Specialist 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Public Participation Specialist 2 21 $75,850 $96,173
Public Participation Specialist 3 23 $84,156 $106,454
Public Participation Specialist 4 62 $100,845 $127,474

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Job Duties

This title was previously called Citizen Participation Specialist 2 and was renamed effective July 13, 2017.  There were no changes to the duties or minimum qualifications as a result of this name change.  

As a Citizen Participation Specialist 2, you would, under the supervision of a Citizen Participation Specialist 3, analyze Department of Environmental Conservation programs and proposed actions, identify the key issues, communicate proposed programs and actions to the public, and develop the ways and means to solicit the attitudes and concerns of the public in order to facilitate effective decision making by program managers. 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. Other duties may include acting as spokesperson for an agency 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. You would assist in the development, coordination and implementation of media strategies, programs, and events.

You would, in addition to the duties described above, develop and implement public participation and community outreach programs; provide guidance and oversight to staff in the development of communication projects in support of regional or statewide public participation projects; prepare for and lead public meetings and other events by making site arrangements, preparing agendas, publicizing the event, and facilitating question and answer sessions with the public; write fact sheets for DEC divisions regarding project updates and progress; assist in citizen participation training; and may supervise Citizen Participation Specialists 1.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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26-222 37-802

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