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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/26/23

Applications Due06/09/23

Vacancy ID131694

AgencyParks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

TitlePark Worker 3

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade09

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $40193 to $49405 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

"Other" Explanation Variable (including weekends, holidays and/or evening shifts)<br />Typical shifts include: 4:00 PM – 12:30 AM OR 11:45 PM – 8:15 AM

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 Cattaraugus

Street Address Allegany State Park, Red House Area

2373 ASP Route 1

City Salamanca


Zip Code14779

Minimum Qualifications One year of experience in the operation and / or maintenance of a park, historic site, golf course, or recreational facility. In addition to operations and maintenance, the following types of experience are also qualifying: law enforcement or security, firefighting, environmental education, environmental stewardship, natural resource management, forest management, wildlife management or preservation, or historic preservation or interpretation; OR

One year of military service in any of the military branches; OR

An Associate’s or higher-level degree, or 60 credit hours of college level coursework; OR

Completion of an appropriate two-year technical / trades school program or two years' experience as a trades assistant under the supervision of a skilled tradesperson.

The selected candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Park Manager at Allegany State Park, Red House Area. The incumbent will be responsible for the supervision, training and scheduling of the Red House Grounds Crew, and ensure the grounds of the Red House Area are maintained to a high aesthetically pleasing standard. The incumbent will perform or assist with routine grounds work which will include, but is not limited to:
• Mowing, trimming, tree maintenance, playground maintenance, maintenance & grooming of cross-country ski trails and snowmobile trails, plowing and snow removal, as well as maintenance and upkeep of the recycle center.
• Perform routine maintenance of a variety of mechanical equipment including mowers, tractors, chainsaws, snow plows, and snow grooming equipment.
• Operate the regional bucket truck for hazardous tree removal or regional garbage truck for the removal and installation of dumpsters at various park events.
• Coordinate special event setup and breakdown; and be responsible for the removal of trash and other debris from buildings and surrounding areas.
• Assist with the hazardous tree program year-round, which will include assessment of trees under program criteria, recommending appropriate action, proper pruning and removal of trees (including stumps), and thorough record keeping; and the production and delivery of firewood.
• Perform necessary pesticide-based pest/vegetation control measures on an as needed basis in managed outdoor areas and document per NYS Department of Environmental Conservation requirements.
• Handle complaints or inquiries from park patrons.

Additional Comments OPERATIONAL NEEDS:
• Must possess a valid NYS CDL Class B Driver’s License or be able to obtain a Class B Driver’s License within the probationary period and maintain it as a term and condition of employment.**
• Must possess and maintain a valid NYS license as a term and condition of employment.
• Must be available to work a variable schedule that may include holidays and/or evening shifts.
• Must possess Game of Logging 1, 2, and 3 certifications or be able to obtain Game of Logging 1, 2, and 3 certifications within the probationary period as a term and condition of employment.
• Must possess a NYS Category 3A Pesticide Technician Certification from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), or be able to obtain a NYS Category 3A Pesticide Technician Certification from NYS DEC within the probationary period, as a term and condition of employment.
• Must be physically able to perform medium to heavy physical labor.
• Must be able to communicate effectively with other staff and park patrons in a responsible and courteous manner under stressful conditions.

** Under the provision of the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act (1991), this position has been designated Safety Sensitive. The incumbent is required to participate in pre-employment, random and post-accident drug and alcohol testing.

There are various benefits that a permanent employee is entitled to, based on their negotiating unit:
• Vacation, Holiday, Sick, And Personal Leave - leave benefits including 13 days of paid vacation leave in the first year of employment with bonus days for additional years of service; 12 days annual paid holidays; five days annual paid personal leave; and 13 days of annual paid sick leave.
• Health Care Coverage
• Retirement Plan
• Payroll Deduction Savings Plans
• Tuition Assistance Programs
• Life Insurance and Disability Insurance

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Name Valerie O'Connor

Telephone (716) 379-6927


Email Address


Street 2373 ASP Route 1, Suite 3

City Salamanca

State NY

Zip Code 14779


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 website at Please forward your application and resume, if available, to: Valerie O’Connor, Secretary 2, NYS OPRHP, Allegany Region, 2373 ASP, Route 1, Suite 3, Salamanca, New York 14779-9756, or by email, If you have any questions concerning this position, please contact Valerie O’Connor at (716) 379-6927.

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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