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Minimum Qualifications Coursework related to forestry, environmental studies, ecology, natural resources management, or a relevant discipline, such as aquatic ecology, conservation biology, etc.
Experience with GPS/GIS and ecological monitoring methods.
Ability to work, and maintain a good attitude, while performing physical work in challenging weather and hot summer conditions.
Some knowledge of invasive New York flora and fauna.
Strong interest in and commitment to environmental stewardship and team-oriented approach to solving environmental challenges.
Backcountry orienteering and Leave No Trace experience a plus.
Must possess a valid NYS driver’s license as a term and condition of employment.
Additional Comments The NYS OPRHP Strike Teams are broken into four distinct field teams that are positioned statewide, all working independently towards the Agency’s statewide Invasive Species Management strategy. Strike teams primarily perform manual invasive plant removals, as well as surveys, education and other activities as assigned on State Park lands. Strike Teams will travel extensively using agency vehicles across assigned OPRHP Regions (see http://nysparks.com/regions/default.aspx for OPRHP regional delineations). A total of two 12-week positions are available on the Long Island Invasive Species Strike Team. Work conditions include uneven terrain, heat, cold, and exposure to poison ivy, thorns, ticks, and biting insects. Appropriate protective equipment will be provided.
Seasonal appointment for 12 weeks (early June – late August). Full time (40 hours/week).
Positions do not include health care benefits or paid leave.
*Other invasive species positions may be available. Please visit https://statejobs.ny.gov/ to view job announcements for:
• Long Island Strike Team Crew Member (April - September)
• Eastern/Western Strike Team Crew Member (May - October)
• Eastern/Western Strike Team Supervisor (May - October)
• Forest Health Specialists (May - October)
• Stewardship Corps Member (Finger Lakes: Summer)
• Stewardship Corps Lead (Finger Lakes: Summer)
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingPositions will be opened until filled. E-mail a completed part 1 pre-employment application, resume, cover letter, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should also indicate their preferred work location(s) in their cover letter. Applicants should title their email LastName_[Team Name] Strike Team Specialist Application (i.e., Smith_Long Island Strike Team Specialist Application). Part 1 Pre-employment application can be found at http://nysparks.com/employment/park-employment.aspx