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New York State Civil Service Invasive Species Strike Team Member - 2 positions available in Oakdale, New York

Minimum Qualifications A degree or coursework in forestry, environmental studies, ecology, natural resource management, or a relevant discipline, such as aquatic ecology, conservation biology, etc. Familiarity with invasive species and/or biological surveys. Familiarity with GPS/GIS. Ability to work, and maintain a good attitude, while performing physical work in spring, summer, and fall conditions. Strong interest in and commitment to environmental stewardship and team-oriented approach to solving environmental challenges. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license as a term and condition of employment. Backcountry orienteering and “Leave No Trace” experience a plus. ## Duties Description The NYS OPRHP Strike Team on Long Island works independently towards the Agency’s statewide Invasive Species Management strategy. The strike team primarily performs manual invasive plant removals, as well as surveys, education, and other activities as assigned on State Park lands. The team will report to Connetquot River State Park Preserve in Oakdale and travel to other State Parks on Long Island using state agency vehicles. The team will have three members, one of which will be the team leader. Work conditions include uneven terrain, heat, cold, and exposure to poison ivy, thorns, ticks, and biting insects. Appropriate protective equipment will be provided. Duties & Responsibilities: Manual and mechanical removal of invasive species; Invasive species survey and detection; Field data collection and entry; Post-removal monitoring; Park patron education ## Additional Comments This is a seasonal appointment for approximately 12 weeks (May 27th – August 18th). This position does not include health care benefits or paid leave. ## Notes on Applying Positions will be opened until filled. E-mail a completed part 1 pre-employment application, resume, cover letter, and three references to Annie.McIntyre@parks.ny.gov and Yuriy.litvinenko@parks.ny.gov. Part 1 Pre-employment application can be found at http://nysparks.com/employment/park-employment.aspx. Date Posted: 04/08/21 Applications Due: 05/13/21 Vacancy ID: 85779 Agency: Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of Title: Invasive Species Strike Team Member - 2 positions available Occupational Category: No Preference Salary Grade: Hourly Bargaining Unit: OSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA) Salary Range: From $14.96 to $14.96 Hourly Employment Type: Full-Time Appointment Type: Temporary Jurisdictional Class: Labor Class Travel Percentage: 0% Workweek: Mon-Fri Hours Per Week: 40 From: 7 AM To: 5 PM Flextime allowed?: No Mandatory overtime?: No Compressed workweek allowed?: No Telecommuting allowed?: No County: Suffolk City: Bohemia State: NY Zip Code: 11716 Name: Annie McIntyre / Yuriy Litvinenko Telephone: (631) 581-1072 Email Address: Annie.McIntyre@parks.ny.gov Street Address: Connetquot River State Park Preserve Box 505 Street: 4095 Sunrise Highway
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