Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 12/06/23
Applications Due: 12/27/23
Vacancy ID: 145522

Position Information


AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleEnvironmental Education Assistant

Occupational CategoryEducation, Teaching

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $18.35 to $18.35 Hourly

Employment Type Part-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 40%


Workweek Mon-Fri

"Other" Explanation

Hours Per Week 40


From 7 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Essex

Street Address 1115 NYS Route 86

City Ray Brook


Zip Code12977

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications One year of experience in environmental education programs; or one year college study with specialization in natural science, natural resources, or environmental education.

Duties Description 1) Education: Teach programs independently in school classrooms and conduct programs for adults and the general public in both indoor and outdoor settings.
2) Actively participate in the NYSDEC Environmental Education Camp Program through staff training, review of camp programs, leading camper programs, maintaining health and safety protocols and assisting with maintaining program materials during and after camp season.
3) Teacher Training Assistance: Assist education staff conducting educator workshops using national environmental education programs such as Projects WILD, Learning Tree and WET (Water Education for Teachers).
4) Public Outreach: Speak with the public at fairs, festivals, colleges, or other events on the mission and goals of NYSDEC and to educate the public about the environment and natural resources as well as to assist in searching for seasonal camp staff for the NYSDEC Environmental Education Camp Program and promoting such program.
5) Support: Assist education staff with answering questions from the public, scheduling programs, creating lesson plans, filing documents, maintaining collections and supplies, supporting NYSDEC Environmental Education Camp Program at Camp Colby and Pack Forest.

Additional Comments Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Travel may be required. Overtime may be required. Overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available to respond to after-hours emergencies. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds. Telecommuting may be available, will be discussed at interview.

Travel and working early morning, evenings and weekends will be required, some overnight travel to be expected. Actual work schedule, duties, and travel requirements may vary and will be discussed at the interview. This is a seasonal, hourly appointment with an anticipated end date of 3/31/2024. Program needs and funding will determine actual termination date. Actual work schedule, duties and travel requirements may vary and will be discussed at the interview.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Karen Price

Telephone 518-402-9273

Fax 518-402-9038

Email Address


Street 625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12233


Notes on ApplyingPlease mail/email your resume to the above. Be sure to include Posting #23-145522 (Repost of 23-142081) on your resume and in the subject line of your email or it may not be accepted.