New York State Civil Service Facility Operations Assistant 2 (Seasonal) in Avon, New York
Two years of full-time, verifiable experience in custodial, grounds, or maintenance operation or assisting in a journey-level trade. When required to operate motor vehicles, incumbents must possess a valid New York State driver's license appropriate for the type of vehicle being operated. Must be physically able to perform the tasks of the position. ## Duties Description DEC Division of Lands & Forests, Forest Health, has statewide invasive species control programs for giant hogweed, kudzu, hemlock wooly adelgid, and other target species. The position’s duties involve fieldwork throughout NY on both public and private lands; mapping infestations, collecting site information, surveying for plants and implementing control of giant hogweed, kudzu, hemlock wooly adelgid, spotted lantern fly, and other target species. Appropriate safety equipment and safety training will be provided at the outset of employment.
Contact property owners to obtain permission to enter property for survey and/or control.
Locate specific control sites using maps and GIS products.
Implement manual and chemical control of giant hogweed, kudzu and other target plant, insect or disease. Pesticide will be applied under the supervision of a certified commercial pesticide applicator using an appropriate backpack sprayer and nozzle to minimize non-target effects, according to the product label and manufacturer’s safety instructions. All necessary equipment will be provided. Landowners will be notified prior to herbicide application and provided with a copy of the herbicide label.
Acquire and inventory digital photographs of specific control sites to monitor yearly progress.
Maintain detailed records of the control activities and site information for each site.
Assist with giant hogweed data analysis and stream survey planning
Work within kudzu program to create control and protocol guides, analyze data to create kudzu control program reports. ## Additional Comments Preferred knowledge and skills:
Experience identifying and controlling invasive plants, insects and diseases using manual and chemical control methods. Ability to identify giant hogweed, kudzu and associated plants with minimal training.
Experience identifying common tree species of New York and the pests that impact them.
Skill in using maps, GPS and GIS to assist in locating and recording survey sites. Experience creating GIS polygons using ArcMap or ArcGIS.
Physical ability to dig, cut and/or use a pesticide backpack to control invasive species for long hours in hot and cold weather in a variety of terrains while maintaining a good attitude.
NY State Certified Category 2 and/or 3A Pesticide Applicator certification
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to interact well with the public and provide accurate information about giant hogweed, kudzu, and other target species to interested persons.
Self-motivated, work well both independently and in a collaborative setting.
Must have valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions. Travel may be required.
This is a temporary position funded through March 31, 2020 with a possibility of continuing after that date. Actual work schedule and hours may vary and will be discussed at the interview. ## Notes on Applying Please mail or email your resume to the above. Be sure to include Posting #19-531 on your resume and also in the subject line of your email or it may not be accepted.
Date Posted: 09/13/19
Applications Due: 09/27/19
Vacancy ID: 74065
Agency: Environmental Conservation, Department of
Title: Facility Operations Assistant 2 (Seasonal)
Occupational Category: Skilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance
Salary Grade: Hourly
Bargaining Unit: OSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)
Salary Range: From $17.63 to $17.63 Hourly
Employment Type: Part-Time
Part-time Percent: 80%
Appointment Type: Temporary
Jurisdictional Class: Labor Class
Travel Percentage: 10%
Hours Per Week: 32
From: 9 AM
To: 5 PM
Flextime allowed?: No
Mandatory overtime?: No
Compressed workweek allowed?: No
Telecommuting allowed?: No
Zip Code: 12233
Name: Heath Boomhower
Email Address: PostingResponses@dec.ny.gov
Street Address: 6274 E. Avon-Lima Road
Street: 625 Broadway