2022 New York State Parks Candidate Pool
January 20, 2022 to November 17, 2022
SCA and New York State Parks seek enthusiastic conservationists to provide critical environmental education and stewardship for State Parks in the Allegany, Finger Lakes, Central, Niagara, and Thousand Islands regions of New York State. Members share housing in groups of 3-5 members per location. Service activities range from providing environmental education and interpretation, to trail restoration, wildlife management, and organizing volunteer events. ( *See Covid caveat below for potential exceptions to 2022 events) All 21 Parks Corps members will join together regularly in Central NY for SCA trainings that include Wilderness First Aid Certification, CPR, Leave No Trace Trainer, and other professional development opportunities as they arise. Members serving in a stewardship role will also receive Game of Logging Chainsaw Certification, while members serving in an education role will receive Project Learning Tree and/or Certified Interpretive Guide. The mission of the New York State Oce of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is to provide safe and enjoyable recreational and interpretive opportunities for all New York State residents and visitors and to be responsible stewards of our valuable natural, historic and cultural resources. NYS Parks Corps members serve under the direction of regional Parks staff to assist in accomplishing this mission. * Due to Covid-19, events and trainings are subject to change in response to an increase in the number of cases in the state of NY. Specific duties aligned with this position may also be subject to change. Such changes include, but are not limited to: trainings being eliminated or held remotely, elimination of large-scale gatherings, reduction of education programs, and a transition to teleworking.This position requires that you become enrolled in AmeriCorps. If you are selected for this program please be sure to accept AmeriCorps during the SCA offer process. No travel allowance will be offered for this position even if it is stated on your confirmation of acceptance.SCA NYS Parks Corps Overview: The SCA New York State Parks Corps covers five regions of New York State: Allegany, Central, Finger Lakes, Niagara, and Thousand Islands. Corps members are placed at one of these host sites and serve at the state parks in their region. Service activities range from providing environmental education and interpretation, to trail restoration and volunteer initiatives. Members join together regularly for trainings, service projects, or other community events. The mission of the New York State Oce of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is to provide safe and enjoyable recreational and interpretive opportunities for all New York State residents and visitors and to be responsible stewards of our valuable natural, historic and cultural resources.Apply to this hiring pool to receive priority emails and updates about our 2022 New York State Parks Corps program. Notifications will be sent to candidates in this hiring pool as positions are posted during the Fall of 2021. All NYS Parks Corps positions will begin in mid-January and end in mid-November, 2022. Positions Include:Environmental EducatorTrail Stewardship CoordinatorConservation StewardDune Restoration StewardFORCES CoordinatorInvasive Species Management StewardRequirements to Serve:Commitment to serve the full length of your position, and to complete a minimum of 1700 hours of serviceAt least 18 years of ageAbility to pass a background checkA Citizen, National or Lawful Permanent Residing Alien of the USAccess to a personal vehicle and drivers license valid for 3+ yearsCommitment to attend all SCA required eventsPassion and enthusiasm for conservationBenefitsThe opportunity to provide 10 months of service alongside conservation professionals and like-minded individuals$200/week living allowanceFree housing$6,345 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of your termAmeriCorps Loan Forbearance and Interest DeferralOptional Health InsuranceFor more information, dont hesitate to contact NYS Parks Corps staff: Email: [emailprotected]
Wilderness First Aid & CPR CertificationGame of Logging Levels 1&2 (stewardship members only)Project Learning Tree (education members only)Certified Interpretive Guide (education members only)Driver Safety TrainingLeave No Trace Trainer
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Valid Drivers License Needed
Personal Vehicle Required
NYS Parks Corps positions are located in rural areas; personal vehicle and driver's license valid for 3+ years are required to commute to work and for personal use throughout the service term.
Housing or Stipend Provided?
Shared housing is provided by New York State Parks for the duration of the program.