TITLE/GRADE/HOURLY HIRING RATE: Finger Lakes Parks Regional Trail Leader / SG-NS / $20.33/hr
WORK LOCATION: Regional Trails Office, Taughannock Falls State Park,
Trumansburg, NY 14886
NEGOTIATING UNIT: CSEA, NU03 – Operational Services Unit
JURISDICTIONAL CLASS: Labor
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Temporary – option for year-round employment
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday – Thursday; 7:00am to 5:30pm
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) in the Finger Lakes Region is seeking a seasonal Trail Crew Leader to aid in the maintenance and construction of trails within the Finger Lakes State Parks. The Trail Crew Leader will work both independently and as part of a team to perform a wide range of trail maintenance and construction tasks throughout the region. Projects include new trail construction, tread and drainage improvements, dimensional lumber stairs and retaining walls, stone staircases and retaining walls, bridge and boardwalk construction, hazard tree removal, and general facilities maintenance. Work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions, with both hand and power tools. The position requires work on uneven and steep terrain, carrying and moving tools, materials, and equipment weighing 50 pounds or more.
The Trail Crew Leader will work under the direction of the Regional Trails Coordinator. The position will require supervision of four seasonal crew members, two SCA Parks Corps trail stewards, with occasional supervision of additional park staff, volunteer crews, and conservation corps teams. The position reports to Taughannock Falls State Park in Trumansburg, NY. Housing is not provided. Health, vision, and dental coverage available.
There are no minimum qualifications per Civil Service.
• At least three years of experience with outdoor labor, particularly trail maintenance and construction
or any of the following: dry stone masonry, carpentry, landscaping, general construction.
• At least two seasons of experience with supervising trail construction crews or equivalent work and
managing project logistics.
• Ability to demonstrate safe working practices.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to be professional and represent a state agency
• Experience with trail related tools including shovels, picks, rock bars, Rogue hoes, chainsaws,
gas augers, rock drills, stone shaping tools.
• Experience operating light equipment such as skid steer, mini-excavators, and UTV’s
• Experience working with winches, rope work and high-line rigging systems, or arborist work
• Knowledge of sustainable trail layout and structural design
• Game of Logging Certified
• Experience with leading paid or volunteer trail crews
• Leadership, volunteer coordination, and project management experience
If you feel you meet the minimum qualifications, agency 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 or can download an application from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website at www.parks.ny.gov/employment. Please forward your application and resume, if available, to Zachary Ballard, Regional Trails Coordinator, 5074 Rice Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886 or to [email protected] by the date indicated below. If you have any questions concerning the position, please contact Zachary Ballard at (607) 437-8566
It is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe their experience and demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications and agency operating needs.
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL: Until Filled POSTING DATE: 11/20/202
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask or mandate in any form, that an applicant for employment provide their current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected].
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