Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 02/15/19
Applications Due: 06/01/19
Vacancy ID: 64326

Position Information

AgencyParks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

TitleSummer Crew Member, Invasive Species Strike Team – 2 positions available

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $13.30 to $13.30 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Labor Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Suffolk

Street Address Connetquot River State Park Preserve

City Oakdale


Zip Code11769

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Coursework related to forestry, environmental studies, ecology, natural resources management, or a relevant discipline, such as aquatic ecology, conservation biology, etc.
Experience with GPS/GIS and ecological monitoring methods.
Ability to work, and maintain a good attitude, while performing physical work in challenging weather and hot summer conditions.
Some knowledge of invasive New York flora and fauna.
Strong interest in and commitment to environmental stewardship and team-oriented approach to solving environmental challenges.
Backcountry orienteering and Leave No Trace experience a plus.
Must possess a valid NYS driver’s license as a term and condition of employment.

Duties Description Manual and mechanical removal of invasive species.
Invasive species survey and detection.
Field data collection and entry.
Post-removal monitoring.
Park patron education.

Additional Comments The NYS OPRHP Strike Teams are broken into four distinct field teams that are positioned statewide, all working independently towards the Agency’s statewide Invasive Species Management strategy. Strike teams primarily perform manual invasive plant removals, as well as surveys, education and other activities as assigned on State Park lands. Strike Teams will travel extensively using agency vehicles across assigned OPRHP Regions (see for OPRHP regional delineations). A total of two 12-week positions are available on the Long Island Invasive Species Strike Team. Work conditions include uneven terrain, heat, cold, and exposure to poison ivy, thorns, ticks, and biting insects. Appropriate protective equipment will be provided.

Seasonal appointment for 12 weeks (early June – late August). Full time (40 hours/week).

Positions do not include health care benefits or paid leave.

*Other invasive species positions may be available. Please visit to view job announcements for:
• Long Island Strike Team Crew Member (April - September)
• Eastern/Western Strike Team Crew Member (May - October)
• Eastern/Western Strike Team Supervisor (May - October)
• Forest Health Specialists (May - October)
• Stewardship Corps Member (Finger Lakes: Summer)
• Stewardship Corps Lead (Finger Lakes: Summer)

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

Contact Information

Name Yuriy Litvinenko

Telephone (631) 581-1072


Email Address


Street 4095 Sunrise Highway

City Bohemia

State NY

Zip Code 11716


Notes on ApplyingPositions will be opened until filled. E-mail a completed part 1 pre-employment application, resume, cover letter, and three references to Applicants should also indicate their preferred work location(s) in their cover letter. Applicants should title their email LastName_[Team Name] Strike Team Specialist Application (i.e., Smith_Long Island Strike Team Specialist Application). Part 1 Pre-employment application can be found at