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Minimum Qualifications for Seasonal Titles

The minimum age for most titles is 18. The minimum age is 16 for the following titles: Office Assistant 1, Office Assistant 1 (Calculations), Office Assistant 1 (Keyboarding) and Lifeguard.

Conservation Education Camp Aide 1

Conservation Education Camp Aide 1 must be 18 years of age and a High School Graduate and have attended the DEC Camp program as a camper or volunteer. Must have and maintain a current driver's license. Conservation Education Camp Aides must be certified in an approved CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification. The CPR/AED certification must be in its first year. Additional certifications in Waterfront Lifeguarding and other Department of Health approved Camp Certifications are not required but are preferred.

Conservation Education Camp Aide 2

Conservation Education Camp Aides must be 18 years of age, have attended the DEC Camp program as a camper or volunteer, and have one year of college study or the completion of at least 24 semester credit hours. Must have and maintain a current driver's license. Conservation Education Camp Aide 2 must be certified in an approved CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification. The CPR/AED certification must be in its first year. Additional certifications in Waterfront Lifeguarding and other Department of Health approved Camp Certifications are not required but are preferred.

Conservation Education Camp Assistant Director

Must have at least one full season as a Conservation Education Camp Counselor AND at least two years of college or work experience in the natural resources, biological sciences, geology, environmental studies, environmental sciences, environmental education, outdoor recreation, elementary-middle-secondary-special education, or camp management. Experience in outdoor pursuits in areas such as hiking, canoeing, backpacking, hunting, fishing, water safety and archery is required. Must be certified in American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies or equivalent and in American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent. Must have and maintain a current driver's license.

Conservation Education Camp Counselor

Conservation Education Camp Counselors must have 60 semester college credit hours, including at least 12 semester credit hours in natural resources, environmental studies, environmental education, outdoor recreation, STEM: Science (biology, chemistry, computer, earth, environmental, and physics) Technology Engineering Mathematics, elementary-middle-secondary-special education, or camp management or two years of work experience in natural resources, biological sciences, geology, environmental studies, environmental sciences, environmental education, outdoor recreation, elementary-middle-secondary-special education, or camp management. Conservation Education Camp Counselors must be certified in approved first aid courses as required by the NYS Department of Health, such as American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies or equivalent and in American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent. The CPR/AED certification must be in its first year. Depending upon individual assignments, certification in areas such as American Red Cross Water Safety Instruction or Life guard with Waterfront Module may be required. May be required to serve as Conservation Education Camp Health Director alternate if you have a New York State Emergency Medical Technician or higher level of certification, such as licensed practical nurse, registered nurse or physician's assistant. Must have and maintain a current driver's license.

Conservation Education Camp Health Director

Physician*, nurse practitioner*, physician assistant*, registered nurse*, licensed practical nurse*, emergency medical technician or other person acceptable to the Department of Health permit-issuing official. (* To practice profession in New York State, must be NYS licensed)
CPR/AED certification acceptable to the Department of Health in its first year of certification.
Must have and maintain a current driver's license .

Conservation Education Camp Waterfront Director

  • At least 21-years-old
  • Have a minimum of: 1 season experience as a camp aquatics director at a NYS camp; or 2 seasons experience consisting of at least 12 weeks as a children's camp lifeguard at a pool or beach which had more than one lifeguard supervising it at a time; or 18 weeks of previous experience as a lifeguard at a pool or beach, which had more than one lifeguard supervising it at a time.
  • Must be currently certified in a DOH acceptable certification as a Waterfront Lifeguard and in Lifeguard Management and have a CPR/AED certification acceptable to the Department of Health in its first year of certification.
  • Water Safety Instructor Certification although not required, but preferred. Must have and maintain a current driver's license.

Conservation Recreation Facilities Supervisor 1

Candidates must have one year of satisfactory experience in maintenance, construction, landscaping or in a business operation.* At least 6 months of such experience must be at the supervisory level. Must be at least 18 years of age and have and maintain a valid driver's license.

*Experience in a business operation must include responsibilities dealing with the public, customer service and daily financial reporting and processing.

Conservation Recreation Facilities Supervisor 2

Candidates must have two years of satisfactory experience in maintenance, construction, landscaping or in a business operation.* At least one year of such experience must be at the supervisory level. Must be at least 18 years of age and have and maintain a valid driver's license.

*Experience in a business operation must include responsibilities dealing with the public, customer service and daily financial reporting and processing.

Conservation Recreation Facilities Supervisor 3

Candidates must have two years of satisfactory supervisory experience in maintenance, construction, landscaping or in a business operation.* Must be at least 18 years of age and have and maintain a valid driver's license.

*Experience in a business operation must include responsibilities dealing with the public, customer service and daily financial reporting and processing.

Conservation Security Worker

Must possess a motor vehicle operator's license and have completed either; (A) a one year course at a ranger school, or similar learning institution, in a park or natural resource management, law enforcement or similar curriculum; OR (B) have on season (6 months minimum) of recreation facility experience involving contact with the public or in the enforcement of laws, rules and regulations; OR (C) One year of working or interacting with the public in a recreational facility; OR (D) One year of environmental experience in law enforcement, security services employment, military service or similar experience actively involved with public contact or in the enforcement of laws, policies, and rules and regulations; OR (F) have completed at least 15 college credit hours in criminal justice or similar course

Construction Equipment Operator

One year of experience in the operation of equipment and the possession of a valid driver's license appropriate for the type of vehicle operated.

Cook

Three years of experience in the storage, preparation, cooking and dispensing of food. An Associate's degree or higher degree in a culinary field will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience. Driver's license may be required.

Engineering Aide

High school diploma or possession of a high school equivalency diploma or a USAFI GED certificate (high school level) OR a satisfactory combination of education and/or experience assisting in engineering or related work, at the rate of six months of experience for one year of high school.

Engineering Technician

  1. Either ONE YEAR of experience assisting in engineering, engineering technology, engineering management technology, architecture or architectural technology, environmental technology, electronics, electronics technology, landscape design, materials laboratory technology, drafting or surveying, AND graduation from high school or possession of diploma issued by a recognized educational authority; OR
  2. 18 semester credit hours of college course work in mathematics, physical science, engineering or engineering technology, architecture or architectural technology, construction technology, environmental technology, landscape architecture/design, drafting, forestry, surveying, aeronautics, or electronics; OR
  3. Or graduation from a high school technical education program (recognized by the New York State Education Department as meeting acceptable program practices and standards) in CAD/CAM, construction technology, drafting, engineering, engineering graphics, or electronics.

Environmental Education Assistant

Candidates must have one year of experience in environmental education programs; or one year college study with specialization in natural science, natural resources, or environmental education.

Environmental Engineering Technician 1

(A) Completion of at least 18 semester credit hours in any combination of the following courses: engineering, such as civil, chemical, electrical, mechanical, aeronautical and/or sanitary; public health; environmental and/or engineering technology; drafting; mathematics; surveying; computer science; environmental science; and/or the natural and physical sciences. or (B) graduation from a high school technical education program in technical aeronautics, technical architectural drafting and building construction, technical chemistry, industrial chemistry, technical electricity/electronics, technical mechanical design and construction, technical structural drafting and design or technical instrumentation and control systems, computer circuitry; or (C ) Four years of experience performing engineering technician work in aeronautical, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical or sanitary engineering technology; or environmental technology; or as a surveyor or drafter.

Facility Operations Assistant 1

Candidates must be physically able to perform the duties assigned. Possession of a valid driver's license may be required. Must be physically able to perform the duties assigned.

Facility Operations Assistant 2

Two years of full-time, verifiable experience in custodial, grounds, or maintenance operation or assisting in a journey-level trade. When required to operate motor vehicles, incumbents must possess a valid New York State driver's license appropriate for the type of vehicle being operated.

Farmhand

There are no minimum education or experience requirements. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position.

Fish and Wildlife Technician 1

30 semester credit hours, including 12 semester credit hours in fisheries, marine resources or wildlife management; mariculture; marine biology; aquaculture; aquatic, marine or terrestrial ecology; zoology; marine technology; botany; limnology; hydrology; or oceanography.

Forestry Technician 1

(A) 30 semester college credit hours, including or supplemented by 12 semester credit hours in forestry, which must include at least one course in three or more of the following areas: forest biology, silviculture, forest mensuration, forest protection, forest soils, dendrology, botany and land surveying. OR (B) One year of diversified, technical forestry experience in two or more of the following areas: forest management, including sale and removal of timber products; nursery operation, including the transplanting of tree or shrub seedlings; forest pest management, including control of diseases and insect pests.

Janitor

Must be physically able to perform the tasks of the position and to communicate verbally for the purpose of exchanging information.

Laboratory Technician

(A) completion of 60 semester credit hours of college coursework which includes at least 18 semester credit hours in biology, chemistry, physics, health science or science technology; or (B) two years of satisfactory experience in either a laboratory or a clinical setting performing technical laboratory tests and procedures; or (C) satisfactory equivalent combination of A & B.

Laboratory Worker

There are no minimum education or experience requirements. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position.

Lifeguard

Must be at least sixteen years of age. At the time of employment, all candidates must possess current certifications in American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer (or the equivalent) and the American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding Certificate (or the equivalent). Also must have American Red Cross First Aid (or equivalent) if not included in the lifeguard training course. All certifications must remain current through the entire operating season. Candidates may participate in the practical examination without the above certifications; however they must be provided before employment begins. Candidates must successfully complete the lifeguard practical exam of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) or the New York State Office of Parks/ Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP). Candidates must meet a minimum base of 20/70 uncorrected vision in both eyes and be correctable to the 20/40 standard. Candidates tested at a vision level below 20/40 in either one or both eyes must correct to a minimum of 20/40 with 20/20 preferred.

Lifeguard 2

Must meet the minimum qualifications for Lifeguard above and in addition have two seasons as a Lifeguard with DEC.

Maintenance Assistant

Two years of experience in maintenance or mechanical work under the supervision of a skilled trades-worker or completion of an appropriate two-year technical school course.

Motor Vehicle Operator

Must possess a driver's license appropriate for the type of vehicle to be operated. Candidates may be required to possess a CDL Class A, B, C or General Class D license.

Office Assistant 1

There are no minimum education or experience requirements. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position.

Office Assistant 1 (Keyboarding)

There are no minimum education or experience requirements. You must be able to type at the rate of at least 30 words per minute, with at least 96% accuracy.

Park Attendant

There are no minimum education or experience requirements. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position.

Parks and Recreation Aide Series (Level 1-7)

Levels 1- 6: Candidates must be at least 16 years of age. Preference may be given to candidates 18 years of age with a valid driver's license.

Level 7: Candidates must have one year of satisfactory experience in maintenance, construction, landscaping or in a business operation.* At least 6 months of such experience must be at the supervisory level. Must be at least 18 years of age and have and maintain a valid driver's license.

*Experience in a business operation must include responsibilities dealing with the public, customer service and daily financial reporting and processing.

Trades Generalist

Four years of full-time experience in a trade under a skilled journey-level position which would provide training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Apprentice training in a trade or training gained by the completion of technical courses in a trade school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services may be substituted for the above experience on a year-for-year basis.

Trades Specialist (Carpenter)

Successful completion of a NYS two-year Trades Specialist (Carpenter) Traineeship or NYS two-year carpenter training program; OR successful completion of any equivalent carpenter two-year training or apprenticeship program;* OR four (4) years of full-time experience in carpentry under a skilled journey level carpenter which would provide training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship training in carpentry or training gained by completion of technical courses in carpentry at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

* Successful completion of the traineeship and the training program includes a total of 288 hours of trade-specific classroom instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work. Course work must be completed with an average of C or better. Additionally, successful completion of the traineeship also includes 4,000 hours of on-the-job training.




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