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New York State Civil Service Park Manager 1 (NYS HELPS) in Rome, New York


Agency Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

Title Park Manager 1 (NYS HELPS)

Occupational Category Administrative or General Management

Salary Grade 18

Bargaining Unit PS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary Range From $65001 to $82656 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Variable schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays

Hours Per Week 40


From 12 AM

To 11:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Oneida

Street Address Delta Lake State Park

8797 State Route 46

City Rome

State NY

Zip Code 13440

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York State Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS). To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS, or 55b/c, candidates must meet the following open competitive minimum qualifications: Either 1. Six years of experience working in a park, recreational facility, or campus* in any two of these functional areas: administration (business, personnel, finance); capital or operational planning; recreational programming; public relations/visitor services; maintenance; or environmental education/interpretation. This experience must include two years of supervisory experience; OR 1. A bachelor’s or higher level degree in environmental education, environmental management, environmental policy, environmental sustainability, forestry, golf course management, historic preservation, horticulture, natural resources management, park administration, park management or recreation management AND two years of supervisory experience working in a park, recreational facility, or campus* as described in any of the functional areas listed in option 1 above.*A park, recreational facility, or campus is defined as a location that offers at least three of the following elements: athletic fields, skating rink, campgrounds, golf courses, hiking trails, historic structures, marinas, picnic areas, playgrounds, recreation programs, swimming facilities or education, environmental or interpretive programming. You must clearly list this information on your application and resume.Examples of non-qualifying experience include but are not limited to: working at a gym, ski area/resort, and sport stadiums. Examples of non-qualifying degrees include but are not limited to: accounting, anthropology, archaeology, biology (all majors), business, history, hospitality, physical education, recreation therapy and sports management.

Duties Description Under the direction of the Deputy Director for Emergency Management, the incumbent of the Park Manager 1, G-18, position will function as a Regional Emergency Manager (REM), the field component of the Emergency Management Bureau and will be assigned to the Southern Tier Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Region. The primary responsibility of the Park Manager 1 (REM) will be to coordinate Emergency Management Preparedness (planning and training), Response (coordination of information and incident support resources) and Recovery (damage assessment and coordination for management of federal assistance programs) with the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and State agencies located within the REDC boundaries. This position requires a strong emphasis on planning, external communication, and professional writing skills. The incumbent will function as the primary conduit between the Emergency Management Bureau Headquarters and OPRHP regional staff located within the REDC region. A critical component of this effort is the integration of Park Police and Park Operations actions, to include the crossflow of information between each component. The Park Manager 1 (REM) will also work with Agency regional staff to identify regional emergency management training needs and coordinate delivery and/or provide direct training to OPRHP regional staff on internal and external current/emerging emergency management processes and procedures. Internal training for direct delivery will include refresher training on OPRHP Significant Incident Reporting Procedures, OPRHP Emergency Management Operations Procedures (EMOP), Executive Chamber EMOP, Basic Incident Command System Principles, Preliminary Damage Assessment process and other similar subjects.

Additional Comments OPERATING NEEDS: The candidate for this position must:• Be able to work a variable schedule which may include weekends and holidays.• Possess and maintain a valid NYS driver’s license as a term and condition of employment.• Pass a thorough background investigation• Have the ability to supervise and train others. Additional Information:BENEFITS:There are various benefits that a permanent employee is entitled to, based on their negotiating unit:Vacation, Holiday, Sick, and Personal LeaveHealth Care CoverageRetirement PlanPayroll Deduction Savings PlansTuition Assistant ProgramsLife Insurance and Disability InsuranceLearn more about our benefits for permanent state employes, visit:https://parks.ny.gov/employment/benefits.aspxFor the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights an privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

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Name John Orsini



Email Address John.Orsini@parks.ny.gov


Street Delta Lake State Park

8797 State Route 46

City Rome

State NY

Zip Code 13440

Notes on Applying If you feel you meet the minimum qualifications and the Agency operating needs and are interested in being considered for this position, you can obtain an Employment Application from your local park office, your region’s administrative headquarters or download an application from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website at www.parks.ny.gov/employment. Please forward your application, resume and any questions to: John.Orsini@parks.ny.gov Individuals certified eligible for the 55b/c program under the Governor’s Program to Hire Persons/Veterans with Disabilities pursuant to Section 55b/c of the Civil Service Law will also be considered. To be considered, you must provide a copy of your letter of eligibility with your response. You must also meet the open competitive minimum qualifications cited above.It is the responsibility of applicants to accurately describe their experience and demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications and agency operating needs. All qualified persons are invited and encouraged to apply.