2018 New York State Parks Corps Hiring Pool

Expected Dates
January 22, 2018 to November 16, 2018
New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Position ID
SCA New York State Parks Corps members live and serve in three regions of New York State: Allegany, Finger Lakes, and the Thousand Islands. Members share housing in groups of 3-5 members per location.  Service activities range from providing environmental education and interpretation, to trail restoration, wildlife management, and organizing volunteer events. All 23 Parks Corps members will join together regularly in Central NY for SCA trainings that include Wilderness First Aid Certification, Leave No Trace Trainer, Game of Logging Chainsaw Certification, and Environmental Education trainings such as Project Learning Tree or Certified Interpretive Guide.  The mission of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is to provide safe and enjoyable recreational and interpretive opportunities for all New York State residents and visitors and to be responsible stewards of our valuable natural, historic and cultural resources.  NYS Parks Corps members serve under the direction of regional Parks staff to assist in accomplishing this mission.  

Apply to this hiring pool to receive priority emails and updates about our 2018 Parks Corps program. Notifications will be sent to candidates in this hiring pool as positions are posted during the Fall of 2017. All NYS Parks Corps positions will begin on January 22nd, 2018 and continue for 43 weeks, ending on November 16th, 2018.  

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact NYS Parks Corps staff: 
Email:  [email protected]
Call: 845-255-4758

  • Thousand Islands:
    • Live and Work with as part of a 10+ person team
    • Conduct environmental education programs for park visitors and school groups throughout the Thousand Islands region
    • Learn and apply the principles of sustainable trail design and gain skills in constructing and maintaining trails
    • Assist park staff with monitoring and maintenance projects
    Finger Lakes:
    • Live and Work as part of a 4-person team
    • Design and deliver new environmental education and interpretive programs for Watkins Glen State Park
    • Lead tours and programs at Taughannock Falls, Robert H. Treman and Buttermilk Falls State Parks
    • Serve as ground support for the Finger Lakes Region Scalers, a climbing team that helps ensure the safe and timely opening gorge trails by clearing off potential hazards from cliff walls
    • Live with 2 other Corps members in the heart of New York’s Allegany State Park
    • Develop interpretive programs at Lake Erie State Park and Long Point on Chautauqua State Park on natural history, birding, native and invasive plant species, and wildlife
    • Assist departmental staff with a variety of assignments that include, but are not limited to: public education, monitoring, wildlife hazing, wildlife trapping, construction and installation of animal control devices, etc
    • Inform park staff and patrons about nuisance wildlife behavior and control measures
    • Monitor for nuisance wildlife activity on park properties situated within the Allegany Region and assist in implementation of regional procedures for mitigating nuisance wildlife activity
    • Recruit volunteers to assist in performing manual work on recreational trails in Allegany State Park
    • Train and lead groups of volunteers in trail clearing, brushing, signing; identifying, documenting and mitigating hazards on horse, hiking, mountain bike, snowmobile and snowshoe trails; repairing trail surfaces, culverts, etc
    • Contribute to a report summarizing all work conducted and trail deficiencies discovered
  • Wilderness First Aid Cerficiation
    Game of Logging Levels 1&2
    Project Learning Tree
    Certified Interpretive Guide (NHI)
    Driver and Trailer Training
    Leave No Trace Trainer
  • Chainsaw
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected

None listed.