SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYST 1242
Under general supervision, an employee in this class performs scientific research and analyses on matters affecting the quality of the environment, and participates in the development of a program of environmental protection for the jurisdiction. The incumbent serves as a consultant to departments and agencies whose operations or decisions may have an impact on the environment. Responsibilities include the supervision of Environmental Analysts and other personnel who perform technical work in the gathering of data on environmental resources and the monitoring of various forms of pollution in the jurisdiction. This title differs from Environmental Analyst in the amount of supervisory responsibility and the level of complexity of the duties of the position. It also differs from the titles in the Environmentalist series in that the emphasis is on the analysis of information on a wide range of environmental concerns, rather than the technical aspects of data collection, monitoring and interpretation in a specialized field. Supervision is received from a professional or administrative supervisor through consultation, periodic conferences and written reports. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Performs complex analyses of matters that affect the quality of the environment in a jurisdiction and recommends courses of action;
Serves as a consultant to municipal departments and boards on the environmental impact of actions or decisions being considered;
Participates in, and supervises the planning of municipal parks, wildlife sanctuaries and greenbelts and provides scientific information and recommendations for environmentally sound development of such areas;
Advises departments and boards on the effect on their operations of federal, state and county environmental legislation;
Drafts local legislation and resolutions concerning the environment, such as ordinances for noise control, tree preservation and waste disposal;
Supervises the conducting of investigations of violations or ordinances and regulations relating to environmental protection;
Supervises the compilation of inventories of environmental resources in the area, such as wetlands, waterways, unique or important ecosystems, hydrology, flora and fauna;
Consults and maintains liaison with other governmental agencies, public interest groups and educational institutions involved in the study and protection of the environment;
Supervises professional and technical employees in the collection and analysis of data related to environmental impact studies, natural resource inventories or the monitoring of pollution in a town or municipality.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Comprehensive knowledge of the principals, methods and techniques of compiling, organizing and interpreting scientific data to determine the impact of alterations of the environment; thorough knowledge of the current principles, practices, methods and techniques utilized in the management and preservation of environmental resources; thorough knowledge of the federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to environmental protection; thorough knowledge of the modern developments, current literature, sources of information and technical nomenclature in the field of environmental sciences; good knowledge of the natural and biological sciences, as they relate to the analysis of environmental condition; ability to supervise others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to prepare and present comprehensive reports on environmental quality and the impact of governmental actions and decisions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, professionals in the scientific community, representatives of community groups and the general public; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; tact; courtesy; physical condition commensurate with the needs 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 four (4) years of experience in environmental protection activities.
NOTE: Graduate education in one of the above areas will be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two (2) years.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as an Environmental Analyst.