Employment

 PERMANENT MAINTENANCE/GROUNDS POSITION

at Trailside Museums and Zoo

TITLE (Permanent) – Park Worker 3, SG-09  (Maintenance & Grounds Staff)

SALARY GRADE/HIRING RANGE: $35,344 – 43,443 + $3,026 Rockland County location pay

NEGOTIATING UNIT: CSEA          JURISDITIONAL CLASS:  Non-Competitive

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Permanent/Non-Competitive

WORK LOCATION: Trailside Museums & Zoo, Bear Mountain State Park

Route 9W & Bear Mountain Bridge Road, Bear Mountain, NY 10911 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under the general supervision of higher level personnel, the selected candidate will be involved in every aspect of Trailside’s maintenance, including its facilities in Harriman State Park. Performs routine maintenance using a variety of power-driven mechanical equipment including trucks, mowers, snow blowers, power saws, backpack blowers & line trimmers. Performs building & grounds maintenance including trash & recycling collection, daily cleaning of restrooms & museums, upkeep including painting, trail repairs, basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry & other repairs. Assigns, supervises, reviews, trains & evaluates work of lower level maintenance employees. Employee assists with facility operations, including daily opening & closing of buildings & gates, crowd management during closing procedures, & set up & breakdown for special events. During winter months, employee removes snow by operating snow blowers/salter & shoveling. Incumbent interacts with the public by answering their questions. Assists in emergency situations by applying emergency procedures & practices, assisting & directing staff & working with patrons to minimize potential problems. Assists in other areas of operations as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Two years experience in the operation and/or maintenance of a Park, Historic Site or Recreational Facility; OR two years experience as a trades assistant under the supervision of a skilled tradesperson; OR completion of an appropriate two year technical/trades school course.

OPERATIONAL NEEDS:

  • Must have possess & maintain a valid New York State Driver’s License as a term & condition of employment.
  • Must be physically able to perform medium to heavy physical labor, including ability lift & move 80 lbs.
  • Must be able to supervise others, communicate orally & in writing, & read & comprehend written materials.
  • Must be able to communicate well orally with park patrons, be available to work on weekends & holidays.
  • Must possess & maintain as a term and condition of employment a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License or obtain one within the probationary period.

It is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe his/her experience, and demonstrate that he/she meets the minimum qualifications. If you feel you meet the minimum qualifications and the Agency’s 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, from the intranet or download an application from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website at www.nysparks.com (save application with your name to your computer). Submit your NYS PARKS application & resume by email to edwin.mcgowan@parks.ny.gov (include your name & position in subject line) or by mail to Edwin McGowan, Director of Trailside Museums & Zoo, Bear Mountain State Park, P.O. Box 427, Bear Mountain, NY 10911. If you have any questions concerning the position, please contact Dr. McGowan at (845) 786–2701 x263.

“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 his or her 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 info@goer.ny.gov.”

DATE ISSUED:   10/17/17              APPLICATIONS DUE:   10/31/17

Equal opportunity, affirmative action agency.

Trailside is a smoke & drug free workplace.