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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/29/24

Applications Due03/29/24

Vacancy ID152522


AgencyParks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

TitleHarriet Hollister Stewardship Project Technicians (2 positions available) - Park and Recreation Aide 6

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $20.33 to $20.33 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Labor Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Temporary; Duration: May 2nd – November 13th<br />Weekends required twice monthly; extended days possible, hours per week not to exceed 40.

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Livingston

Street Address Environmental Field Office (EFO) &amp; Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area

6775 Canadice Hill Road

City Springwater


Zip Code14560

Minimum Qualifications There are no minimum qualifications per Civil Service.

Duties Description The Harriet Hollister Stewardship Project Technicians will work closely with the Finger Lakes Regional Biologist and other Finger Lakes Environmental Field Team staff to meet the goals and objectives of stewardship projects at Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area (HHS). Work will primarily take place in the field, but office work will also be necessary to input data and produce reports. Candidates should be comfortable working outdoors in various terrains and weather conditions. Work conditions may include uneven terrain, heat, cold, rain, snow, and frequent exposure to poison ivy, thorns, ticks, wild parsnip, and biting/stinging insects. Candidates will receive training to become Apprentice Applicators and should be comfortable working with herbicides.
• Coordinate with Environmental Field Team staff to plan, prioritize, and address invasive species issues at the project sites.
• Conduct systematic invasive species surveys and pre-treatment monitoring at project sites.
• Conduct trail maintenance, including trail re-routes, closures, and rehabilitation.
• Use GIS (Geographic Information System) to compile survey data and prepare maps for use in project planning and management.
• Utilize manual, mechanical, and chemical methods to control target invasive species.
• Assist in restoration planting in priority areas.
• Engage with park patrons at project sites, providing project information and interpretation.
• Provide guidance and support to volunteers and partners.

Employees will be required to work two weekends per month and may be required to extend past normal work hours to accommodate specific time-consuming tasks but will not exceed the typical work week hours. When on site at HHS, the restroom is a composting toilet only, and there is no running water. Nearest support at HHS is located at Stony Brook State Park.

• Must be able to follow written direction, record and document required information effectively.
• Candidate must be willing to obtain an Apprentice Applicator license and to apply chemical treatments under the supervision of a Certified Pesticide Applicator.
• Must have knowledge of good safety practices.
• Working knowledge of plant identification and experience in field botany is preferred but not required.
• Must be able to communicate effectively with staff and park patrons.
• Must have good organizational skills, accuracy, and ability to multi-task.
• Must be able to perform physical labor in an outdoor setting in harsh terrain/weather.
• High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred but not required.
• Must possess and maintain and a valid driver’s license that allows candidate to candidate to legally operate a motor vehicle in New York State as a term and condition of employment.
• Candidate must have reliable transportation to and from work location.
o State vehicle available for use from EFO (Environmental Field Office) when traveling to HHS.
• Candidates with experience in both native and invasive plant identification and invasive species management are preferred.

Additional Comments BENEFITS:
There are various benefits that a seasonal may be entitled to, including:
• Vacation, Holiday, Sick, And Personal Leave
• Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
• New York State Retirement System Membership
• Tuition Assistance Programs
Learn more about our benefits at

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

Name Charlie Ippolito

Telephone (585) 742-1732


Email Address


Street 6982 County Road 41

City Victor

State NY

Zip Code 14564


Notes on ApplyingIf you feel you meet the minimum qualifications, agency 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 can download an application from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website at Please forward your application and resume to Charlie Ippolito, Finger Lakes Regional Biologist, 6982 County Road 41, Victor, NY 14564 or to by the date indicated below. If you have any questions concerning the position, please contact Charlie Ippolito at (585)-742-1732.

It is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe their experience and demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications and agency operating needs.

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