Nys Parks Volunteer Service Agreement

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Hyde Park Trail Signs are set up by volunteers and partners. If you`re interested in learning, ask for one of our occasional signage workshops. Capacity and organizational efficiency grants strengthen the capacity and expertise of organizations that support parks, hiking trails, historic sites and public sand areas in New York State, or partner with more than one organization to help them carry out their mission and improve their reach, effectiveness and impact. Job Description: Finger Lakes Parks Regional Trail Crew MemberTime Frame: Year-round, subject to furloughDeadline to submit: applications are checked until positions are filled Worktop: Monday-Thursday 7:00 – 5:30, 40 hours/week Hour rate: 17.63 $Position Description:The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) in the Finger Lakes area is looking for a seasonal Trail Crew member to help maintain and build hiking trails within 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 the construction of new lanes, improvements to rolling surfaces and drainages, custom staircases and retaining walls, stone staircases and retaining walls, bridge construction, removal of hazard trees and maintenance of general facilities. The work is carried out outdoors in all weathers, both with manual and electrical tools. The position requires work on undaunced and steep terrain, portable and mobile tools, materials and equipment of 50 pounds or more. The Trail Crew member will work under the direction of the Regional Trails Coordinator. The position requires the supervision of two seasonal crew members, two SCA Parks Corps Trail Stewards, with the occasional direction of volunteer crews and conservation corps teams. The position relates to Robert H. Treman State Park in Ithaca, NY. Qualifications: At least three seasons of experience in outdoor work, especially maintenance and trail construction: dry stone construction, carpentry, landscaping, general construction.

At least two seasons of experience with trail construction teams and project logistics management. Learn how light appliances such as skating cables work, mini-shovels and UV-experience in working with winches, cable work and highlines Safety systems or tree work – knowledge of the sustainable layout of the trail and structure – Game of Logging Certified – Experience with paid trail teams or leading volunteers – Guide, volunteer coordination and experience in project managementIn case of interest, Send a Life Race and Letter of Intent to:Zachary BallardTrails Coordinator- Finger Lakes RegionNew York State Parks , Recreation – Historic Preservation105 Enfield Falls Road, Ithaca, NY 14850Cell: 607-437-8566 zachary.ballard@parks.ny.gov www.nysparks.com All volunteers must be assured of carefully obtaining, reading and signing all forms that are suitable for the host organization, whether you are keeping trails or helping them at events.


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