Public Participation Specialist 3 - Grade 23

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This title exists in Environmental Conservation, Dept of and has approximately 5 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 3 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 Public Participation Specialist 3, you may perform any of the duties assigned to lower level positions, as listed above; serve as an immediate assistant to the Public Participation Specialist 4 and supervise lower level Public Participation Specialists and other technical staff assigned to the program; may serve as regional coordinator in the agencys largest regions; analyze major agency programs and proposed actions; develop processes and statewide guidelines to seek out the attitudes and concerns of the public in order to facilitate effective decision-making by program managers; advise senior level agency staff in the theory and application of public involvement; conduct training in the theory and application of public involvement; provide program guidance to regional offices; compile and complete reports of public participation required by the federal government for various funding initiatives and programs; respond to high level communications and correspondence with government agencies and stakeholders; assist in the preparation of budgets related to citizen participation program development; assist in the conceptualization, preparation and release of multi-media resources to the public; and may function as bureau director in his/her absence.

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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.

For qualified employees of New York state, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Citizen Participation Specialist 2/Public Participation Specialist 2 or as a Citizen Participation Specialist 1/Public Participation Specialist 1.

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How to Apply

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