The top official at the state Department of Environmental Conservation will remain at the post after it was announced late last year he would depart.

DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos on Thursday announced his decision to stay on in an email to department workers.

“I’ve said it many times — this is the best job, at the best agency, and I’m really working with the best people,” Seggos said in a statement.

“If I left, I realized that I would forever regret that decision, so I am excited to continue the fight and continue the incredible progress being made under Governor Cuomo’s leadership. New York is demonstrating national leadership when it is needed most, and this is no time to step out of the fight.”

Seggos has held the job since October 2015 after serving as a top environmental advisor to the governor. He also serves as a U.S. Army reservist.