Seasonal Natural Resource Assistant: New York

Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Rockefeller State Park Preserve (Westchester County)
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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Rockefeller State Park Preserve (RSPP) seeks a highly motivated and experienced individual to join Stewardship team from March to November. Rockefeller State Park Preserve is located in Westchester County, with over 1400 acres of woodlands, wetlands, meadows, and fields. Our team advances land stewardship, conservation science, and boosts collegiate and public volunteerism in State Parks. This team works primarily in RSPP with a wetland restoration project in John Jay Homestead State Historic Site. Applicant will gain valuable field experience and learn organizational, leadership and communications skills that they will be able to apply in their personal and professional lives.

The Natural Resource Assistant reports to the Natural Resource Specialist, and works with other staff members to implement land stewardship and vegetation management projects that promote native biodiversity and reduce invasive species. Other activities of this position include Fall planting of native species, leading volunteer workdays, and deer & vegetation monitoring projects.

Salary and Timeframe:PRA-4 $11.00/hour. Fulltime (40 hours) from May to late November (flexible). Timeframe is flexible for students returning for the summer. The incumbent may be required to work some week nights, weekends, and holidays.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
-Implement land stewardship and vegetation management projects that promote native biodiversity and reduce invasive species.
-Vegetation monitoring projects throughout the Spring and Summer.
- Fall planting, seeding, and native plant propagation.
- Keep daily logs and land management records.
- Help conduct volunteer days with local community groups and individuals.
- Other activities: Invasive species mapping, deer browse monitoring, deer spotlighting and other projects with local researchers.
-Applicant must have at least one year working in environmental science, natural resource management, recreation management, or related field with experience in environmental stewardship.
- Applicant must be physically fit and able to work full days outside in all seasons.
- Applicant must be familiar with Lower Hudson Valley ecology, conservation, and natural area management.
- Applicant must interact constructively with staff, Preserve patrons, and all others
- Applicant must possess and maintain a valid New York State Driver’s License.
- Applicant must be able to work weekends, occasional holidays and evenings.

To Apply: Submit resume and letter of interest to
Contact Person
Steven DiFalco
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