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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/16/24

Applications Due04/01/24

Vacancy ID151536


AgencyParks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

TitleSustainability Intern

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $17.15 to $22.75 Hourly

Employment Type Part-Time

Part-time Percent 0%

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Labor Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 20


From 12 AM

To 11:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Onondaga

Street Address

7900 Green Lakes Road

City Fayetteville


Zip Code13066

Minimum Qualifications OVERVIEW
The Sustainability Intern will support a waste diversion pilot at Green Lakes State Park. The goal of the pilot is to minimize the amount of waste that the park sends to landfill by increasing recycling and composting rates and deploying other waste diversion strategies including reduction and reuse. Actions will include improvements to signage and infrastructure, staff and visitor education, and monitoring. The pilot will inform a plan to increase waste diversion at all 250 state parks and historic sites in New York.
-The intern will report to the OPRHP Climate Change Team based in Albany, work closely with staff at Green Lakes State Park, and engage with external partners.

• Candidates must be a current undergraduate or graduate student, pursuing a degree in environmental policy, conservation, engineering, sustainability, or similar discipline.?
• Candidates must have knowledge of waste management, circular economy, composting, and/or recycling.

Duties Description JOB DUTIES
• Educate park visitors about recycling and composting by conducting visitor surveys, leading programs, staffing event tables, etc.
• Provide training to park staff and vendors on recycling and composting best practices and other waste diversion topics.
• Identify opportunities to decrease waste through reduction, reuse, and purchasing (e.g., choosing products with less packaging).
• Identify opportunities to reduce or eliminate single use plastics.
• Monitor participation in the initiative and compliance with waste signage.
• Plan and lead at least one waste audit with facility staff and volunteers.
• Write a final report with a summary of the pilot, lessons learned, and recommendations for adopting strategies at other facilities.
• Assist with other sustainability initiatives in the park or region as needed.

Additional Comments Position Title: Sustainability Intern
Location: Green Lakes State Park – Fayetteville, NY
Division: Executive – Climate Change
Compensation: $17.15 - $22.75 per hour
Duration: June – August 2024 (flexible start & end date)
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm (flexible), with some weekend hours for events

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

Name Jordan Elliott



Email Address


Street Green Lakes State Park

7900 Green Lakes Road

City Fayetteville

State NY

Zip Code 13066


Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please send a resume and cover letter to by March 29, 2024

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