NYC Regional Environmental Education Assistant (PRA 7): New York City

NY State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
New York City Regional Office (163 W 125th St.) with travel to Marsha P. Johnson State Park, Gantry Plaza State Park, Roberto Clemente State Park, Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, Bayswater Point State Park, and others as needed.
Job Category
Full time Positions
$17.63 per hour + $3,026 location pay.
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
TITLE: Park & Recreational Aide 7 (Regional Environmental Education Assistant) JURIS CLASS: Labor Class TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Long-term Seasonal NEGOTIATING UNIT: CSEA DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Helps schedule, plan, teach, and evaluate in-person and virtual environmental education and stewardship programs throughout the NYC Region. 2. Develops lesson plans, program materials, and virtual program content. Keeps materials organized and maintain inventory. Manages transport of program materials to and from regional sites using Parks vehicles. 3. Performs fieldwork to support environmental education programs and park stewardship, which may include both participating and leading volunteers in community science projects and invasive species removal throughout the NYC Region. Perform occasional field duty at other parks as needed to include operations, maintenance, customer service, and/or administration. 4. Engages in outreach to schools, community groups, and the public through email, social media, tabling, and educational and volunteer programs. Represents NY State Parks at large events. 5. Creates regular social media and video content with a focus on our parks’ ecology and history. 6. Other duties as assigned, including park operational support, Regional Environmental Education team administration, and business office administration. Minimum Qualifications: Operational needs: • Applicants must have and maintain a valid U.S. driver’s license as a term and condition of employment • Applicants must be willing to work outdoors year-round and in all weather conditions • Applicants must be available to work a varied schedule, including weekends and holidays • Applicants must be willing to handle and care for live animals • Applicants must have excellent communication skills and be willing and able to speak publicly to diverse audiences. • Applicants must possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently • Applicants must enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds • Applicants must have experience in or demonstrate a willingness to learn the following programs: Facebook, Instagram, Mailchimp, Eventbrite, Canva, G Suite, Microsoft Office (specifically Outlook, Word, Excel, and Teams), and Adobe Photoshop and Premiere (or similar video editing software). • Applicants must be willing to work assigned duties at NYS Parks throughout the NYC Region and the 5 Boroughs. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 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, employment application, and cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the stated minimum qualifications. The employment application (Part 1 - Pre-Interview Form #S1000) can be downloaded from the website of the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and employment application to Devin Gorsen at POSTING DATE: 11/6/2020 APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL 11/30/2020 An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Agency
• At least one year of professional experience, preferably in the field of environmental education; or one year of college study with a specialization in natural science, natural resources, or environmental education • High school diploma required; a bachelor’s degree in the fields mentioned above is preferred but not required • Valid driver’s license
Contact Person
Devin Gorsen
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