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New York State Civil Service Park & Recreation Aide 7-Natural Resources Specialist in Bear Mountain, New York

Agency Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

Title Park & Recreation Aide 7-Natural Resources Specialist

Occupational Category Other Professional Careers

Salary Grade Hourly

Bargaining Unit OSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary Range From $22.09 to $22.09 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Labor Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Monday-Friday. Not to exceed one year of employment, with the possibility of extension. Position to start 4/24/2023.

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 Rockland

Street Address Bear Mountain State Park

Palisades Parkway or Route 9W North

City Bear Mountain

State NY

Zip Code 10911

Minimum Qualifications No Minimum Qualifications per Civil Service.Preferred QUALIFICATIONS:• A B.S. in biology, environmental studies, ecology, natural resources management, or a relevant discipline, such as aquatic ecology, conservation biology, wildlife management, land stewardship and 2+ years of professional experience in a relevant field.• Experience with the concepts of white-tailed deer management, including population assessment, vegetation monitoring, and aging.• Familiarity and experience working with nuisance wildlife.• Experience conducting habitat management projects in both upland and wetland settings.• Experience operating ATVs, UTVs, chainsaws, brush cutters, towing trailers, canoes, kayaks, and small outboard boats.• Working knowledge of NYS flora and fauna.• Experience working in the NYS Park system.• Ability to problem solve.• Experience with ArcGIS.• Experience using GPS and Orienteering.• Experience leading small teams of field staff.• Comfort using pesticides when deemed necessary.

Duties Description The Natural Resources Supervisor will report directly to the Natural Resources Manager and assist with all components of natural resources management in the Palisades Region. The incumbent will assist in overseeing seasonal staff who focus on wildlife management, biological monitoring, and habitat management activities throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall months. They will work closely with stewardship staff to aid and implement projects ranging from wetlands restoration, forest management, meadow restoration, lake management, invasive species control, herbicide application, avian surveying, biological monitoring, and nuisance wildlife work. Hours may be variable, and a flexible schedule may be required depending on project needs.

Additional Comments Work Location: Palisades Region, office based in Bear Mountain, NY, Sterling Forest State Park, and Other Facilities as needed.OPERATIONAL NEEDS: • Act as a field lead for seasonal natural resource staff.• Collect and prepare biological monitoring data, as well as provide input on the study design/ implementation.• Assist in the preparation of permits, RFQs, and SEQRA forms as they related to natural resource projects and activities.• Participate/ present natural resource related topics at public meetings, conferences, and at times in an educational setting to park end users.• Assist in the implementation of natural resource projects related to wetlands management, wildlife management, and forest management. • Working closely with regional staff, implement environmental policies, guidelines, principles, and provide specific guidance into daily activities, project development, plans, and actions. • Must possess a valid driver’s license• Must have excellent organizational skills in field setting• Must have excellent communication skills• Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other basic computer skills• Must have an ability to work and maintain a good attitude while performing job duties and interacting with park patrons• Must have a strong interest in, and commitment to environmental stewardship as well as a team-oriented approach to solving environmental challengesIt is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe their experience and demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications and operational needs for the position.• Eligible for health insurance, CSEA Dental, and CSEA vision eligible upon hire with 42-day waiting period• Option to join the NYS Retirement System• Promotional opportunities

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Name Max Garfinkle



Email Address


Street P.O. BOX 427

City Bear Mountain

State NY

Zip Code 10911

Notes on Applying If 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, via the agency’s intranet site, or by downloading an application from either the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website at: mail your completed application and resume, if available, to Max Garfinkle, P.O. Box 427, Bear Mountain, New York 10911 or email them to If you have any questions you may call Max Garfinkle at 845-490-8924.