PRINCIPAL ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYST 1223
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class is involved in the performance of complex professional and scientific work of a highly technical nature in compiling and preparing scientific reports regarding various environmental planning and management issues, including, but not limited to the impact of municipal projects on the environment and ecosystems. The incumbent analyzes conditions and reports of surveys performed on regions under review, and determines immediate and long-range effects of projects on the environment. The incumbent exercises a considerable amount of independent judgment and initiative in the performance of the professional duties. Work is reviewed by an administrative supervisor through conferences and written reports. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Performs professional and scientific work in preparing and compiling reports, surveys and studies regarding the environmental impact of proposed roads, drainage projects, dredging areas, bridges and other structures and facilities;
Conducts, coordinates, implements and supervises environmental planning and/or management studies, reports, surveys and monitoring programs dealing with a broad array of pollution control and natural resources impact assessment and management issues;
Reviews, interprets and reports on surveys made by County departments and consultants and environmental statutes regarding areas being considered for municipal renovation, alteration or construction;
Develops and implements monitoring procedures to determine the immediate and long-range effects of public projects on the environment, especially those which directly affect Suffolk County waterways, underground waters, wetlands and general ecological results, that may occur due to earthwork and construction of roads, bridges and related facilities;
Determines the effect on the environment of reconstructing or altering existing County roads, drainage facilities or structures;
May supervise the work of technical and clerical personnel.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and techniques of compiling and organizing scientific data to determine the impact of alterations of the environment; comprehensive knowledge of the methods and techniques used in Environmental Analysis; thorough knowledge of the current principles, practices, methods and techniques utilized in preserving and improving environmental conditions; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices involved in environmental planning and/or management studies related to pollution control and groundwater and surface water assessment, preservation and mitigation; good knowledge of the applicable federal, state and municipal laws and regulatory codes relevant to environmental conditions; good knowledge of the modern developments, current literature and sources of information in the field of environmental sciences; good knowledge of the technical nomenclature peculiar to the environmental sciences; ability to develop effective communications with other research groups and information resources; ability to systematically analyze and solve problems; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in mathematics, one of the natural or physical sciences, environmental studies or a related field, plus six (6) years of experience in environmental protection and/or education, two (2) years of which must have been in a responsible supervisory capacity.
NOTE: Graduate education in one of the above areas will be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two (2) years of the above non-supervisory experience.
One (1) year of permanent competitive status as an Environmental Projects Coordinator; or
One (1) year of permanent competitive status as a Senior Environmental Analyst; or
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Senior Environmental Planner.