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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/12/21

Applications Due11/01/21

Vacancy ID92668

AgencyParks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

TitleRegional Trails Technician

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $15.26 to $15.26 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Labor Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

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 Saratoga

Street Address Saratoga Spa State Park

19 Roosevelt Drive

City Saratoga Springs


Zip Code12866

Minimum Qualifications Must possess and maintain a valid NYS driver's license as a term and condition of employment.
Must be available for all trainings as required.
Must be able to perform physically demanding work for extended periods of time outside.

Duties Description Under the direction of the Regional Trails Manager, the Regional Trails Technician oversees the regional trail crew and trail project operations in the field during the Spring/summer/Fall. Winter activities include working independently on assigned projects by the Regional Trails Manager. Projects during the Spring/Summer/Fall season may include but are not limited to, new trail construction, trail tread and drainage improvements, carpentry of dimensional lumber projects, constructing stone staircases and retaining walls, trail corridor maintenance, hazard tree/limb removal, signage installation, tool/gear maintenance and general facilities maintenance. During the field season, the position is 100% outdoors, during the off season the position is 75% outdoors and 25% office. Projects during the late fall/winter/early spring include but aren't limited to Surveying, data entering & management, development of promotional materials for the Backcountry Trails Program, assisting with volunteer event planning, assisting with trail project planning, Installing trail signage, corridor maintenance, equipment/tool inventorying & maintenance. Work performed outdoors will be in all weather conditions. The position requires work on uneven and steep terrain, carrying and moving tools, materials, and equipment of 50 pounds or more. Office/Operations based out of Saratoga Spa State Park. Projects and work will be varying throughout the Saratoga Capital Region at 25 State Parks and State Historic Sites.

Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to:
· Leading & supervising the regional trail crew for all trail projects;
· Leading & supervising any volunteers that help with trail crew projects or volunteer trail workdays;
· Assist or lead trainings for the regional trail crew staff on tool use, tool maintenance and tool storage practices
· Responsible for keeping track of tools/gear/equipment used every day and seeing they receive the proper maintenance weekly;
· Manage & keep track of the crew members hours worked every pay period and submitting completed timecards;
· Responsible for keeping the provided state or rental vehicle records & sign outs daily. Responsible for seeing the provided state or rental vehicle cleaned/maintained for operations weekly;
· Responsible for tracking all statistics for work completed on field projects, gathering before & after pictures of projects, and pictures of staff working on projects for program
promotion & recruitment for future years.
· Assisting with volunteer recruitment and volunteer trail steward program development in the region;
· Assisting with Trail Crew member interviews & recruitment for field seasons.

Additional Comments OPERATIONAL NEEDS:
Leadership, volunteer coordination, and project management experience.
Experience with outdoor labor, working on a trail crew, and First Aid & CPR certifications are strongly desired.
Must be capable with instruction to safely use a variety of hand and/or power tools; shovels, pick mattocks, rock bars, sledgehammers, hammers, electric cordless drills & electric carpentry tools, rigging gear; grip hoist, rock nets & slings etc.)
Must be capable with instruction to safely operate, maintain, sharpen and clean tools/gear/equipment.
Must be capable of routinely lifting loads up to 50 lbs.
Must be capable of doing backcountry trail work efficiently & safely in rough, uneven terrain during summer conditions, while maintaining a good positive attitude.
Must demonstrate teamwork and display high standards of ethical conduct.
Able to represent the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation professionally.

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

Name Philip J. Corney, Regional Trails Manager



Email Address


Street 19 Roosevelt Drive

City Saratoga Springs

State NY

Zip Code 12866


Notes on ApplyingIt is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe their experience and demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications. If you are interested in being considered for this vacancy, please submit your resume and 3 professional references in one single PDF to Philip J. Corney, Regional Trails Manager email address to All qualified persons are invited and encouraged to apply.

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