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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/29/24

Applications Due03/14/24

Vacancy ID152652


AgencyParks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

TitlePark and Recreation Aide 5

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $19.27 to $19.27 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Labor Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation 20-40 hours a week. May need to work weekends and holidays. Schedule will be discussed during the interview.

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 Nassau

Street Address Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

City Oyster Bay


Zip Code11771

Minimum Qualifications There are no Civil Service minimum qualifications. Qualifications for each seasonal position are based on operating needs and vary based on the assigned work location and job title.

Duties Description Planting Fields is a spectacular 409-acre public garden located on the north shore of Long Island. This former Gold Coast estate features specimen trees, ornamental shrubs, herbaceous plantings, 2 1/2 acres of display and production greenhouses, historic buildings, and a 65 room Tudor revival mansion. The arboretum features one of the most comprehensive exotic and native plant collections in the Northeast.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Caring for the Orchid collection.
• Pruning, repotting, watering, and fertilizing.
• Inventory and record keeping of collection.
• Assisting the public with information about Orchid collection.
• Pest identification and control.
• Ability to lift and carry objects of various sizes and weight.
• Ability to use a ladder.
• Helping with seasonal display changes and other areas of the greenhouse as needed.

Additional Comments OPERATIONAL NEEDS:
• Horticulture experience preferred but not required.
• Excellent organization skills.
• Detail oriented and goal focused.
• Ability to work independently and in small work groups.
• Must be able to work in varying degrees of temperature.

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

Name Michael Drumm



Email Address


Street Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

1395 Planting Fields Road

City Oyster Bay

State NY

Zip Code 11771


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, if available, – using the subject line “Orchid Care Position”.

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