Environmental Program Specialist

Posted: 08/21/17 | SHARE:


Title: Environmental Program Specialist Division:

Executive Salary: $46,495

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Albany, New York

The Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) assists communities throughout New York State to undertake critical water quality infrastructure projects by providing access to low cost capital, grants, and expert technical assistance. EFC provides financial assistance from both the Federal and State levels in the form of loans, grants and guarantees. Employees of the Corporation have many benefits similar to those offered to New York State employees. Our total compensation package includes, but is not limited to, leave benefits (12 holidays and paid vacation, sick and personal leave); a comprehensive health insurance program including health, prescription drug, dental and vision plans; and membership in the NYS and Local Retirement System, which is a defined benefit retirement plan.

Position Description

Under the direction of the Manager of Green Policy, Planning and Infrastructure, the Environmental Program Specialist will provide para-professional level assistance primarily to clients related to the Green Innovation Grant Program.

Essential Job Functions

• Establish and maintain relationships with clients in order to promote the efficient and effective delivery of project/program services to include providing program information, assisting with program processes, and responding to client requests.

• Review documentation, including applications, contracts, and disbursement requests, for completeness and adherence to project or program guidelines and make recommendations for program actions concerning same.

• Track and monitor projects using databases, spreadsheets and other tools and recommend tracking adjustments, as necessary.

• Prepare and maintain files pertaining to program and projects. • Coordinate information with various divisions regarding grant program determinations.

• Assist with preparing presentations and brochures, coordinating mailings, and handling program contacts via telephone and electronic mail.

• Assist with the preparation of letters, memoranda, and other correspondence to staff, municipalities, and other outside entities regarding the grant process.


Formal Qualifications

• An Associate’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or one recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable educational practices and one year of related work experience or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, as determined by the Corporation.

• Valid New York State driver’s license as travel is necessary to visit client communities. Knowledge/Skills

• Familiarity with office procedures and equipment including computers, photocopiers, facsimile machines, etc.

• Keyboarding skills and experience with Microsoft packages, Word and Excel.

• Ability to understand and use common office filing systems and processes.

• Ability to work independently.

• Prioritizing and time and organizational management;

• Performing multiple tasks;

• Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor and the general public sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Working Conditions and Physical Abilities

Work is of an administrative nature and is performed in an office setting, with prolonged periods of sitting and fine manipulation skills required for computer use.

Application Requirements and Related Information

Please submit resume and cover letter to

humanresources@efc.ny.gov or:

 Human Resources Office

NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation

625 Broadway Albany, NY 12207-2997

In compliance with Public Law 99-603, candidates selected for appointment must provide an original copy of documentation proving citizenship and/or legal right to work within three (3) days of effective date of appointment.

It is the policy of the State of New York and EFC to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

It is the policy of EFC to provide qualified persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs and activities of EFC, and to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary, to enjoy such equal opportunity, including accommodations in the recruitment process. Further, it is the policy of EFC to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers. It is the policy of EFC to provide reasonable accommodation to ensure effective communication of information to individuals with disabilities. If you need an auxiliary aid or service to make this information available to you, please contact EFC’s Human Resources Office at (518) 486-9267. Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

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