New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

About New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

Mission: "To conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being."

DEC's goal is to achieve this mission through the simultaneous pursuit of environmental quality, public health, economic prosperity and social well-being, including environmental justice and the empowerment of individuals to participate in environmental decisions that affect their lives.


Office of Climate Change Intern

May 2020 - August 2020 Albany, NY
“Doing meaningful work to support the Climate Smart Communities program. ”

Health Director

June 2017 - August 2018 Livingston Manor, NY
“Friendly staff, excellent pre-camp training, beautiful and well-maintained campgrounds and wonderful camp philosophy. The directors at the DEC who coordinate the program are flexible and easy to work with. I worked here for three summers (counselor in 2016, Health Director 2017 & 2018) and I can honestly say it was the best job I've ever had.”
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Questions & Answers

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