The Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) is a New York State public benefit corporation established for the purpose of receiving and administering gifts, grants and other funds to advance a variety of parks, recreation, land and water conservation initiatives throughout New York State. The Department of State (DOS) oversees compliance with the State Coastal Management Program (CMP) and approved Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs (LWRPs). The selected candidate for this position will be an employee of the NHT with work conducted under the supervision of DOS.
The Coastal Energy Facility Review Specialist is responsible for reviewing project proposals and recommending regulatory decisions regarding siting of facilities affecting land and water uses, natural resources, and State coastal policies in New York’s coastal area, particularly those projects involving energy generation or transmission. Proposed facilities, and activities associated with them, are reviewed for their consistency with the policies of the State Coastal Management Program (CMP) and approved Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs (LWRPs).
The individual will receive training in the provisions of the federal Coastal Zone Management Act, the New York State Waterfront Act, and their implementing regulations, the CMP and the interpretation and application of CMP policies and objectives in coastal consistency review and decision-making.