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New York State Civil Service Invasive Species Technician in Pleasant Valley, New York

Minimum Qualifications

A degree or experience in forestry, environmental studies, ecology, natural resources management, or a relevant discipline, such as aquatic ecology, conservation biology, etc.

Operational Needs: Excellent organizational skills in field setting. A working knowledge of GPS/GIS and ecological monitoring methods. Ability to work, and maintain a good attitude, while performing physical work in a variety of conditions. Strong interest in and commitment to environmental stewardship and team-oriented approach to solving environmental challenges. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications One year or more experience with invasive species identification and control methods. Backcountry orienteering and Leave No Trace experience a plus. ## Duties Description Support regional Stewardship staff in planning projects to meet regional goals. Survey, remove, and/or monitor invasive species (aquatic and terrestrial plants, forest pest/pathogens). Provide guidance and support to field staff and volunteers (ECC, SCA, FORCES, partners, etc.). Collect and manage field data using standardized methods. Maintain up-to-date project information in statewide databases (DESP, AGOL, iMap). Respond promptly to statewide Early Detection/Rapid Response needs. Organize and participate in education and outreach events. Conduct trainings for regional staff (Best Management Practices, iMap Invasives, etc.). Perform native plantings/other restoration duties. ## Additional Comments The regional Invasive Species Technician will work closely with OPRHP regional Biologist, Stewardship Specialist, and Invasive Species Unit staff to meet regional and statewide stewardship goals. The work of the Invasive Species Technician will focus largely on supporting projects that involve the protection of rare, threatened and endangered species and natural communities on park lands and Historic Sites. Job duties will primarily involve the survey, management and monitoring of invasive species (both terrestrial and aquatic), but may also include: site restoration and monitoring, database management, project planning, and education/outreach, as well as other duties to be determined at the discretion of regional staff. Duties may vary slightly per region.

Position Locations: NYS OPRHP Taconic Region, stationed at James Baird State Park Position Type: Seasonal appointment. Full time (40 hours/week). The position will last for 20 weeks, from approximately May 14, 2020 to October 1, 2020. ## Notes on Applying Two (2) positions open until full. Mail or E-mail a completed Part 1 Pre-employment Application, resume, cover letter, and three references to Jesse Jaycox, NYS OPRHP, 9 Old Post Road, Staatsburg, NY 12580; email Applicants should title their email LastName_ Invasive Species Technician Application. Part 1 Pre-employment Application can be found at Contacts: Please contact the following for more information:

Jesse Jaycox at 845-889-3868 or by email at

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It is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe their experience and demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications and agency operating needs. If you are interested in being considered for this vacancy, please submit your application and resume to, PO Box 308, Staatsburg, New York 12580. If you have any questions concerning the position, please contact Jesse Jaycox at 845-889-3868. All qualified persons are invited and encouraged to apply.

Date Posted: 03/12/20

Applications Due: 04/20/20

Vacancy ID: 79947

Agency: Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

Title: Invasive Species Technician

Occupational Category: No Preference

Salary Grade: Hourly

Bargaining Unit: OSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary Range: From $15 to $15 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: Dutchess

City: Staatsburg

State: NY

Zip Code: 12580

Name: Jesse Jaycox

Telephone: 8458893868

Email Address:

Street Address: James Baird State Park 14 Maintenance Lane

Street: 9 Old Post Road