NY State Parks seeks Trail Crew Team Members for Saratoga-Capital District

April 20, 2015

Title: Regional Trail Crew Team Member – Saratoga-Capital District Region
May 26th - September 8th, 2015
4 positions available
- 1 Crew Leader - $13.82/hr
- 3 Crew Members - $11.00/hr

The Saratoga-Capital District Region of NYS Parks is hiring seasonal workers to form a regional Trail Crew. The Trail Crew will help maintain, restore and construct trails in State Parks across six counties in NY’s Capital District.

All work will be conducted in State Parks surrounding the Albany, NY area. Positions will require some travel using an agency vehicle. Starting work location will rotate between; Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs; Grafton Lakes State Park, Grafton; and John Boyd Thacher State Park, Voorheesville, NY and other parks as needed. No overnight travel required.

Perform a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and technical tasks:
• Restore existing trails in New York’s state parks
o Build erosion control structures such as water diversions, etc.
o Construct trail structures to add to trail usability and avoid impacts to sensitive habitats
o Add tread features, such as bench cuts, to improve tread surface
• Construct new trails in New York’s state parks
o Establish new, sustainable trail tread
o Design and construct trail sections when re-routes of existing trails are deemed necessary
o Use sustainable trail design skills when necessary
• Securely and safely decommission trails deemed to be no longer in the interest of the park
• Aid in the supervision of trail volunteers.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Must be available for all trainings as required.
• Must be at least 17 years old.
• Must have a valid drivers’ license.
• Crew Leader must have a high school diploma or GED.

Additional Qualifications:
• Prior experience working in a trail crew is strongly desired.
• Capable of using a variety of hand and/or power tools.
• Ability to safely operate and maintain tools and equipment.
• Capable of lifting loads up to 70 lbs. for short periods of time.
• Ability to perform backcountry work, while maintaining a good attitude, in rough terrain in summer conditions.
• Must demonstrate teamwork and display high standards of ethical conduct.
• Capacity to adjust to change.
• Ability to produce quality work in a timely manner.
• Regular, full time attendance is required.
• First Aid and CPR certification desired.
• Orienteering and Leave No Trace camping experience a plus.
• Crew Leader:
o Prior experience in sustainable trail design
o Demonstrated group leadership skills

To Apply: To receive full consideration, please supply a cover letter and resume. Include three work references with contact name, name of business/facility, email and phone number.

Casey Holzworth
Regional Natural Resource Steward
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Saratoga-Capital District and Thousand Islands Regions

Saratoga Spa State Park
19 Roosevelt Dr.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Ph: 518-584-2000 x152
Fax: 518-587-8804
E-mail: casey.holzworth@parks.ny.gov



All application materials must be received by Monday, May 11th, 2015.

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