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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/29/24

Applications Due03/14/24

Vacancy ID152570


AgencyParks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

TitleEnvironmental Educator 2 (Piping Plover Program Coordinator) NY HELPS

Occupational CategoryEducation, Teaching

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $66195 to $83335 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 12 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Suffolk

Street Address Connetquot River State Park Preserve (Region-wide)



Zip Code11716

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).*

To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS, or 55 b/c, candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position.

The qualifications are:
Four years of experience in environmental conservation in a professional or technical capacity or professional teaching of environmental education AND two years of experience teaching about or interpreting the natural world.

Substitution: Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, environmental education, environmental interpretation, environmental science, natural history, natural sciences, or a closely related field may substitute for four years of the general experience.

Candidates may also be qualified for permanent competitive appointment if reachable from the appropriate Civil Service eligible list or eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.

For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non- competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

Duties Description The Environmental Educator 2 (EE2) will serve as the Long Island Region Piping Plover Program Coordinator, and in collaboration with the Environmental Educator 3 and other Environmental Educator 2s in the region, be responsible for planning, coordination, and implementation of the piping plover program throughout the region.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Develop educational programming around plovers and rare coastal species and systems;
• Coordinate with park staff to ensure that each plover nesting site is appropriately staffed;
• Work closely Environmental Stewardship staff to implement field work;
• Coordinate reporting and updating of relevant mandatory documents;
• Lead the development of a manual on processes, and other relevant duties.
• Supervise plover summer seasonals;
• Plan for each year’s upcoming field season, including hiring and training staff;
• Lead each year’s field season, including coordinating stewards, installing string fencing, monitoring nests, collecting, and entering data;
• Coordinate volunteers in implementing piping plover programmatic activities, including field work and data entry;
• Maintain close communication with park staff on matters pertaining to piping plover protection and foster communication throughout the regional offices and facilities;
• Analyze data, write reports, and develop presentations;
• Use GIS for data analysis and creation of maps;
• Organize and provide trainings for environmental stewardship team and other staff, including Capital and Operations;
• Conduct outreach to resource agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sector partners to gather up-to-date information and build partnerships;
• Other assigned duties as needed.

Additional Comments OPERATING NEEDS:
• Candidate must possess and maintain a valid NYS driver’s license as a term and condition of employment.
• Ability to effectively communicate and conduct state business.
• Must possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently.

The posted hiring rate is the sum of the statutory hiring rate for PS&T Grade 18 ($63,108) and the Downstate Adjustment ($3,087) The posted job rate is the sum of the statutory job rate ($80,246) and the Downstate Adjustment ($3,087)

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

Name Janet Grant



Email Address


Street Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

625 Belmont Ave

City West Babylon

State NY

Zip Code 11


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 at:

Please forward your application and resume, to Janet Grant, Personnel Office, 625 Belmont Ave, West Babylon, NY 11704. You can email your application and resume to: Include “Environmental Educator 2 (Piping Plover Program Coordinator)” in subject line.
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.

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