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Director Of The Department Of The Environment
Position: Director Of The Department Of The Environment
Organization: Ulster County
Location: Kingston,  NY 
United States
Salary: $74,907
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 11/4/2021
Requirements
JOB VACANCY: Director of the Department of the Environment / Full-Time/ Benefited
LOCATION: 17 Pearl Street, Kingston, New York
SALARY $74,907/annually
  Submit resume to:
Director of the Department of the Environment
c/o Evelyn Wright, Deputy County Executive
244 Fair Street, Kingston, New York 12401

ewri@co.ulster.ny.us





ULSTER COUNTY, NEW YORK IS ACCEPTING RESUMES FROM QUALIFIED PERSONS FOR THE POSITION OF DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
This position serves as the administrative head of the Ulster County Department of the Environment (UC DOE). The incumbent is responsible for providing the environmental leadership for Ulster County and within County government, including the coordination of technical and administrative assistance for the Ulster County Environmental Management Council (EMC) by working with the EMC leadership in the development and coordination of both new and on-going environmental programs and projects.
The employee is also responsible for the development of departmental policies and procedures, as well as providing recommendations and technical assistance to other County departments, outside agencies and other regulatory authorities for all environmental issues. The specific duties of the position may vary in accordance with governmental mandates, changes in environmental law and/or current County projects; but the general responsibility of the incumbent is to direct and supervise the overall functions and duties of the department, including the preparation of plans and reports and the formulation and preparation of the annual departmental budget. The work is performed under the general direction of the Office of the County Executive, with advisory responsibilities to the EMC Leadership, with considerable leeway allowed for the use of professional judgment in carrying out the details of the work. Supervision is exercised over the work of all departmental personnel.
Examples of responsibility include:
·         Coordinates environmental policy and resource planning for all inter-related County departments and the Ulster County Environmental Management Council (EMC).
·         Supervises the efforts of the Department of the Environment employees and coordinates with the efforts of other inter-related County departmental staff on all environmental projects.
·         Reviews the progress of environmental projects through oversight of the duties of technical staff assigned and makes recommendations to ensure the project is on-time and the goals of the County and EMC are being met.
·         Provides administrative and technical assistance to the EMC Leadership and coordinates the development of agency and departmental policies and procedures.
·         Reviews on-going County projects and/or activities with environmental implications and assures that the requirements and guidelines of the project are followed in context with established policies and procedures.
·         Acts as administrative liaison with personnel in other County departments, as well as with Federal, State, regional and private environmental planning agencies, consultants and other interested parties involved with environmental issues.
·         Formulates and prepares the annual departmental budget
·         Prepares plans, reports, informational material and administrative documents designed to support or implement the environmental objectives of Ulster County and the EMC to meet both State and Federal requirements
·         Coordinates the efforts of County departments and municipalities to utilize Geographic Information System (GIS) equipment and software, as well as global positioning equipment to compile, collect, organize and analyze geographic information relative to the focus and planning objectives of Ulster County and the EMC.
·         Prepares and presents oral, written and multi-media reports to the Ulster County Legislature, municipal officials, the media and the public.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either:
A.   Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Planning, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Natural Resources Management, Natural Sciences or a closely related field specifically related to land use and/or urban or regional natural resource planning and two (2) years of full-time paid, or its’ part-time equivalent, professional (post-graduate) work experience in land use, environmental science, or urban/regional natural resource planning, which included program development; OR
B.   Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Business Administration, Planning, Public Administration, Urban Design or a closely related field and two (2) years of full-time paid, or its’ part-time equivalent, professional (post-graduate) work experience in community, municipal or regional planning, which included program development; OR
C.   Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Planning, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Natural Resources Management, Natural Sciences, Planning or a closely related field specifically related to land use and/or urban or regional natural resource planning and four (4) years of full-time paid, or its’ part-time equivalent, professional (post-graduate) work experience in land use, environmental science, or urban/regional natural resource planning, which included program development; OR
D.   Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Planning, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Natural Resources Management, Natural Sciences or a closely related field specifically related to land use and/or urban or regional natural resource planning and six (6) years of full-time paid, or its’ part-time equivalent, professional (post-graduate) work experience in land use, environmental science, or urban/regional natural resource planning, which included program development, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; OR
E.   An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in A, B, C and D above.


Send resumes and cover letters only to:
Ulster County Executive, Attn: Evelyn Wright, Deputy County Executive, PO Box 1800, Kingston, NY 12402
Special Requirement for appointment to Ulster County positions: In accordance with Ulster County Legislative Local Law Number 14 of 2007 or by other State and Federal Statutes, candidates for employment to all Ulster County positions must obtain clearance for appointment from the Department of Criminal Justice System or other mandated Federal and State regulatory authority based upon fingerprinting and a criminal history background check.
If this is an Ulster County position it will require a criminal background check and a candidate will be required to complete and sign a Criminal Background Investigation Release Form. Upon a conditional employment offer, a candidate will be required to be fingerprinted accordingly.


ULSTER COUNTY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND ALL CIVIL SERVICE LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS APPLY.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, disabled veteran status, or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.
 
Status: This listing expires on: 12/4/2021
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Organization Information
Name:
Ulster County
Address:
244 Fair Street
PO Box 1800
Kingston,  NY 12401
United States
Email:
ewri@co.ulster.ny.us
Phone:
(845) 340-3540
Fax:
Contact:
Evelyn Wright, Deputy County Executive