Title: Invasives Species Strike Team Supervisor
May 22 – November 10, 2017 (25 weeks)
$16.28/hour, plus per-diem when traveling
2 full-time, temporary positions available
Eastern Invasive Species Strike Team
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Gardiner, NY 12525
Western Invasive Species Strike Team
Clark Reservation State Park
Jamesville, NY 13078
Travel and camping in other parks and regions: 80%
Invasive Species Strike Team Supervisors are responsible for a three-person Invasive Species Strike Team Specialist crew under the Regional Natural Resource Steward-Biologist and Invasive Species Program Staff. These Invasive Species Strike Teams are a crucial component of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) statewide Invasive Species Management strategy. Strike teams preform surveys, manual and mechanical removals, and can expect to spend most of the summer traveling and camping at a variety of State Parks. Positions will require extensive travel using agency vehicle.
Supervisors are responsible for receiving weekly schedules and reporting back progress at the end of the week, organizing daily activities, troubleshooting minor logistical and mechanical issues, keeping team members safe, ensuring accurate data collection, and working hard alongside crew members. Strike team supervisors are expected to be able to operate their crews independently with minimal day-to-day oversight.
Strike teams will travel across assigned OPRHP Regions (See http://nysparks.com/regions/default.aspx for OPRHP regional delineations.), and will be expected to camp in State Parks at or near work sites each week. There will be two Invasive Species Strike Teams statewide, both working independently towards the same Agency goals.
The Eastern Strike Team will cover the following regions: Long Island, New York City, Taconic, Palisades, Saratoga-Capital and the eastern portion of Thousand Islands. This team will report to Minnewaska State Park Preserve, located in the Palisades region in Gardiner, NY for weekly briefing and debriefing.
The Western Strike Team will cover Central, Finger Lakes, Genesee, Niagara, Allegany and the western portion of Thousand Islands Region. The Western team will report to Clark Reservation State Park, located outside Syracuse in Central Region, for weekly briefing and debriefing.
Please note these positions do not include healthcare benefits or paid leave. Workers’ Compensation will be provided if necessary.
Strike Team Supervisors are expected to be extremely reliable, independent and motivated with experience in natural resource management and invasive plant identification. Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, problem solving and strong leadership skills are necessary. The supervisor must have past experience delegating tasks, working in a team and being responsible for the safety of others.
Primary duties include participation in and supervision of manual and mechanical removal of invasive species, collection and submission of both paper and electronic field data. The supervisor will meet twice weekly with supervising staff for briefing and debriefing. As projects are located across New York State, all crew members can expect to be camping in State Park campgrounds for the majority of the term.
E-mail Sarah.Travalio@parks.ny.gov or send by FAX a completed pre-employment application, a letter of interest and resume. Include three work references with contact name and email, name of business/facility and phone number. Part 1 Pre-Employment application can be found at http://nysparks.com/employment/park-employment.aspx
You can FAX your completed application, letter and resume to (845) 255-3505. Email (Sarah.Travalio@parks.ny.gov) preferred.
Invasive Species Project Coordinator
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
PO Box 893
New Paltz, NY 12561
All position specific cover letters and resumes must be received by Monday, April 3
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