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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/08/22

Applications Due12/09/22

Vacancy ID116467

AgencyParks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

TitleEducation Program Assistant - Connect Kids

Occupational CategoryEducation, Teaching

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $21.24 to $21.24 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Labor Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 625 Broadway

City Albany


Zip Code12238

Minimum Qualifications No Civil Service Minimum Qualifications. See Operational Needs Below

Duties Description Agency Summary:
The Division of Environmental Stewardship & Planning (DESP) located at the Albany office of NY State Parks is dedicated to the protection, conservation and resiliency of the State Parks and Historic Site system. By working collaboratively with stakeholders and partners, the Division provides education, training, and tools necessary to make informed decisions that balance responsible recreation with the needs of the natural environment.

Position Overview:
The Education Program Assistant will work within the Division of Environmental Stewardship and Planning to manage administrative and outreach duties. The applicant will work with the Connect Kids Coordinator and also Parks Chief Environmental Educator. They must be able to work as a member of a team and be comfortable working in the office and from home. The applicant must have good organizational skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication.

Job Duties:
- Review and verify Connect Kids applications
- Prepare and process Connect Kids vouchers in State Financial System (SFS).
- Monitor The Connect Kids Program phone line and e-mail.
- Receive and organize incoming mail.
- Assist in maintaining the Connect Kids database spreadsheets and reports.
- Manage payment information in SFS and internal database.
- Manage and maintain electronic and paper files for The Connect Kids Program.
- Organize and assemble mass mailings for The Connect Kids Program.
- Work with Parks Environmental Educators creating a database of collaborative materials
- Review and update Education and Nature Center pages on Parks website
- Create quarterly Environmental Educator newsletter to share among educators

Additional Comments Operational Needs:
- Relevant experience in an office setting preferably in an administrative role
- Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and comfortable working independently
- Proficient computer skills including with Microsoft Office Suite (Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
- Strong attention to detail
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills

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Name Division of Environmental Stewardship & Planning

Telephone (518) 474 - 0409


Email Address


Street 625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12238


Notes on ApplyingIf you are interested in being considered for this position, please email a resume and references to In the subject line for the email please state: “DESP Connect Kids/Education Program Assistant Job Application”. Please email or call (518) 474 - 0409 with inquiries about the position.

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