2021 New York State Parks Candidate Pool

Expected Dates
January 19, 2021 to November 16, 2021
New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Position ID
SCA and New York State Parks seek enthusiastic conservationists to provide critical environmental education and stewardship for State Parks in the Allegany, Finger Lakes, Central, Niagara, and Thousand Islands regions of New York State. 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 21 Parks Corps members will join together regularly in Central NY for SCA trainings that include Wilderness First Aid Certification, CPR, Leave No Trace Trainer, and other professional development opportunities as they arise. Members serving in a stewardship role will also receive Game of Logging Chainsaw Certification, while members serving in an education role will receive Project Learning Tree and/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.  

Due to Covid-19, events and trainings are subject to change in response to an increase in the number of cases in the state of NY. Specific duties aligned with this position may also be subject to change. Such changes include, but are not limited to: trainings being eliminated or held remotely, elimination of large-scale gatherings, reduction of education programs, and a transition to teleworking.  

Apply to this hiring pool to receive priority emails and updates about our 2021 Parks Corps program. Notifications will be sent to candidates in this hiring pool as positions are posted during the Fall of 2020. All NYS Parks Corps positions will begin in mid-January and end in mid-November, 2021. 

Positions Include:
Environmental Educator
Trail Stewardship Coordinator
Conservation Steward
Dune Restoration Steward
FORCES Coordinator
Invasive Species Management Steward

Requirements to Serve:
Commitment to serve the full length of your position, and to complete a minimum of 1700 hours of service
At least 18 years of age
Ability to pass a background check
A Citizen, National or Lawful Permanent Residing Alien of the US
Access to a personal vehicle and driver’s license valid for 3+ years
Commitment to attend all SCA required events
Passion and enthusiasm for conservation

The opportunity to provide 10 months of service alongside conservation professionals and like-minded individuals
$200/week living allowance
Free housing
$6,195 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of your term
AmeriCorps Loan Forbearance and Interest Deferral
Optional Health Insurance

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact NYS Parks Corps staff: 
Email: [email protected]
Call: 845-255-4758
  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR Certification
    Game of Logging Levels 1&2 (stewardship members only)
    Project Learning Tree (education members only)
    Certified Interpretive Guide (education members only)
    Driver Safety Training
    Leave No Trace Trainer
  • Chainsaw
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected

None listed.