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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NYS OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION SARATOGA/CAPITAL DISTRICT REGION

  • March 26, 2019 2:30 PM
    Message # 7246221
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NYS OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION SARATOGA/CAPITAL DISTRICT REGION

    TITLE/GRADE/SALARY HIRING RATE: Office Assistant / Historic Site Interpreter (Park & Recreation Aide 4)

    $11.67/hour

    WORK LOCATION: Johnson Hall State Historic Site

    NEGOTIATING UNIT: CSEA (Operational)

    JURISDICTIONAL CLASS: Non-competitive

    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Temporary/Seasonal – year-round / part-time - 1750 hours/year maximum

    WORK SCHEDULE: This position is expected to be scheduled for 24 hours per week (3 days). The work schedule is anticipated to be generally Thursday, Friday and Saturday between mid-May and mid-October, and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between mid-October and mid-May. The work schedule is subject to change due to the Site’s operational and budget needs. Occasional scheduling on holidays and/or evenings is also expected.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of this position are divided between those of the Office Assistant and those of the Historic Site Interpreter: The Office Assistant provides support for all general clerical tasks, including data entry/record keeping, purchasing procedures, maintenance of files, compilation of visitor surveys, payroll and personnel, preparation of Site promotional materials, preparation and making of deposits, conducting regular cash counts and related duties as assigned. The Historic Site Interpreter provides guided interpretive tours of the Johnson Hall property to the general public and scheduled groups, and educational outreach programming. The incumbent also assists with coordinating and staffing special events, completing special projects, collections care and historic housekeeping, general operations of the Historic Site, and related duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must demonstrate effective public presentation skills, an interest in local and regional history, and proficiency in Microsoft Office. Candidates must be able to represent the Historic Site in a professional manner, work well with the public as well as a member of the Site team, and manage multiple tasks. Candidates must also be able to climb stairs and stand for extended periods of time. A valid driver’s license is necessary. Flexibility in scheduling and work assignments is required.

    Some college level education, as well as some background in the history/museum field, are preferred. Experience in working in a direct public-service setting is strongly desired. In addition, experience in general clerical tasks and computer proficiency is required.

    OPERATIONAL NEED: If you feel you meet the minimum qualifications and the agency’s operating needs and are interested in being considered for this vacancy, you can obtain an Employment Application from a local Parks office or a regional Parks administrative headquarters, or you can download an application from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website at www.nysparks.com. Please forward your application and resume to WADE WELLS, HISTORIC SITE MANAGER, JOHNSON HALL STATE HISTORIC SITE, 139 HALL AVENUE, JOHNSTOWN, NY 12095.

    It is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe his or her experience and demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications and agency operating needs.

    POSTING DATE: Reissued March 18, 2019 APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL: April 1, 2019

    An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Agency


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