New York Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

Contact Name: Zac Ballard

Company/Organization/Agency: New York Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

Address: Robert H Treman State Park, 105 Enfield falls road, Ithaca, New York 14850 United States

Email Address:

Contact Phone: (607) 437-8566

Job Title: Seasonal Trail Crew Member

Job Description: Time Frame: April 2019 – November 2019, 35 weeks
Deadline to Apply: Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled
Work Schedule: Monday-Thursday 7:00 - 5:30, 40 hrs/week
Hourly Rate: $14.97

Position Description:
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) in the Finger Lakes Region is seeking two seasonal Trail Crew Members to aid in the maintenance and construction of trails within the Finger Lakes State Parks. The Trail Crew Member will work both independently and as part of a team to perform a wide range of trail maintenance and construction tasks throughout the region. Projects include new trail construction, tread and drainage improvements, dimensional lumber stairs and retaining walls, stone staircases and retaining walls, bridge construction, hazard tree removal, and general facilities maintenance. Work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions, with both hand and power tools. The position requires work on uneven and steep terrain, carrying and moving tools, materials, and equipment of 50 pounds or more.
The Trail Crew member will work under the direction of two higher graded crew members and the trails coordinator. The position will require occasional leadership of volunteer crews, two SCA Parks Corps trail stewards, and conservation corps teams. The position reports to Robert H. Treman State Park in Ithaca, NY.

• Experience with outdoor labor, particularly trail maintenance and construction or any of the following:
dry stone masonry, carpentry, landscaping, general construction.
• Ability to demonstrate safe working practices.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to be professional and represent a state agency
Preferred Experience:
• Experience with trail related tools including: shovels, picks, rock bars, Rogue hoes, chainsaws, gas augers, rock drills, stone shaping tools.
• Experience operating light equipment such as skid steer, mini-excavators, and UTV’s
• Experience working with winches, rope work and high-line rigging systems, or arborist work
• Game of Logging Certified
• Experience with leading paid or volunteer trail crews
• Leadership, volunteer coordination, and project management experience

Job Start Date: 4/18/2019

Application Deadline: 4/14/2019

Additional Information: Application:

Resume and employment application can be sent to:

Zachary Ballard
Trails Coordinator– Finger Lakes Region

2221 Taughannock Park Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886

(Sent via Professional TrailBuilders Association)