The regional Invasive Species Intern will work closely with the OPRHP regional management, Stewardship Specialist, and other assigned staff and volunteers to meet regional and statewide stewardship goals. The work of the Invasive Species Intern will focus largely on supporting projects that involve the protection of rare, threatened and endangered species and natural communities on park lands and Historic Sites. Job duties will primarily involve the survey, management and monitoring of invasive species (terrestrial only), and will also include: site restoration and monitoring as well as other duties to be determined at the discretion of regional staff. Duties include but are not limited to:
-Support regional staff in planning projects to meet regional goals
-Survey, remove, and/or monitor invasive species (aquatic and terrestrial plants, forest pest/pathogens)
-Collect and manage field data using standardized methods
-Respond promptly to statewide Early Detection/Rapid Response needs
-Perform native plantings/other restoration duties
-In-progress degree or experience in forestry, environmental science, ecology, natural resources management, or a relevant discipline, such as aquatic ecology, conservation biology, etc.
-Excellent organizational skills in field setting
-A working knowledge of GPS/GIS and ecological monitoring methods
-Ability to work, and maintain a good attitude, while performing physical work in a variety of conditions
-Strong interest in and commitment to environmental stewardship and team-oriented approach to solving environmental challenges
-One semester or more experience with environmental monitoring or plant identification
-Backcountry orienteering and Leave No Trace experience a plus
How To Apply
If you feel you meet the minimum qualifications and Agency operating needs and are interested in being considered for this vacancy, please submit a resume, an employment application and a cover letter demonstrating how you meet the stated minimum qualifications. The employment application (Part 1 - Pre-Interview Form #S1000) can be downloaded from the website of NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at www. parks.ny.gov. Please submit your completed applications electronically to: https://parks.ny.gov/regions/new-york-city/default.aspx
You must include Invasive Species Technician in the title of your e-mail for consideration.
Applications may also be mailed to: OPRHP, 163 W. 125 Street, NY, NY 10027, Attn: Personnel.