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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/21/24

Applications Due03/06/24

Vacancy ID151655


AgencyParks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

TitleEnvironmental Education Assistant (Grafton Lake State Park)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade08

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

Salary RangeFrom $36357 to $46886 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 40


From 12 AM

To 11:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Saratoga

Street Address Grafton Lake State Park

254 Grafton Lake State Park Way

City Grafton


Zip Code12082

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

Duties Description Under the direction of the Environmental Educator 1, the selected candidate will:
• Work with park and regional program staff planning, conducting, and evaluating park programs and events materials, audiovisual programs and exhibits for schools, community groups, and the public.
• Assist with organizing, conducting and teaching a variety of activities related to environmental education and the outdoors including recreational activities such as hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing.
• Work with the environmental education team on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of our multiple large events
• Assist with recruitment, training, and supervision for SCA interns, seasonal staff, and volunteers.
• Assist with natural resource projects that take place at the park.
• Assist with live animal maintenance and daily care.
• Assists with creating digital and print media and social media content to advance public outreach.
• Advance agency diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
• Assist with a variety of administrative activities to support programs throughout the year.
• Performing other duties as assigned.

Additional Comments OPERATING NEEDS:
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license that allows the candidate to legally operate a motor vehicle in New York State as a term and condition of employment.
• Must be willing to work outdoors year-round and in all weather conditions.
• Must have excellent communication skills and be willing and able to speak publicly to diverse audiences.
• Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
• Must be capable of lifting 50 pounds continuously and 100 pounds occasionally in the performance of duties.
• Must have experience in or demonstrate a willingness to learn the following programs: Facebook, Instagram, Mailchimp, Canva, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office (specifically Outlook, Word, Excel, and Teams).
• The incumbent will be required to obtain certifications of Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR/AED during their probation if they do not already possess these certifications at the time of appointment and must maintain as a term and condition of employment.
• The incumbent must be available to work daytime, evening, weekends, and holidays as necessary.
• Must possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently, as well as with others.

There are various benefits that a permanent employee is entitled to, based on their negotiating unit:
• Vacation, Holiday, Sick, And Personal Leave
• Health Care Coverage
• Retirement Plan
• Payroll Deduction Savings Plans
• Tuition Assistance Programs
• Life Insurance and Disability Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Employee Wellness Program (EWP)

To learn more about our benefits, visit:

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

Name Melissa Miller

Telephone 518-279-1155 (option #1)


Email Address


Street Grafton Lake State Park

P.O. Box 163

City Grafton

State NY

Zip Code 12082


Notes on ApplyingIf you feel you meet the minimum qualifications and the agency’s operating needs, and are interested in being considered for this vacancy, you can obtain an Employment Application from your local park office, your region’s administrative headquarters or you can download an application from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation by visiting the website

Please forward your application and resume to Melissa Miller, Grafton Lakes State Park, P.O. Box 163, Grafton, NY 12082. You can email your application and resume to

All qualified persons are invited and encouraged to apply. It is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe their experience and demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications and agency operating needs.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide their current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Agency

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