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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/26/17

Applications Due11/15/17

Vacancy ID44772

AgencyParks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

TitleGeographic Information System (GIS) Trails Technician

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $16.94 to $16.94 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Labor Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 625 Broadway

City Albany


Zip Code12238

Minimum Qualifications • Potential candidates will have or be in the process of completing a BS or BA in natural resources, planning, forestry, environmental science, geography or GIS.
• Proficiency and experience with ArcGIS Desktop 10.x

Duties Description The NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a GIS Trails Technician position for the Empire State Trail. The Empire State Trail is a 750-mile bike and walking pathway from New York City to Canada and Albany to Buffalo. The GIS Technician will coordinate with staff at the Hudson River Valley Greenway and other state agencies involved in development of the Empire State Trail initiative. The position is a temporary/seasonal position located in Albany, NY at 625 Broadway in the GIS Bureau. The GIS project is expected to have duration of one year or longer. Extensive field work and travel all over the state will be required.

Under supervision of GIS Bureau staff, primary duties include database development and maintenance, GPS data collection and processing resulting GIS data into the statewide database, cartographic production, and GIS analysis for the Empire State Trail. GPS data collection duties include inventorying the Empire State trail, supporting infrastructure and amenities along the trail.

Additional Comments • Familiarity with Trimble GPS units (such as the GeoXT) and Pathfinder Office.
• Familiarity with ESRI tools and skills such as cartographic representations, python scripting, model builder, ArcGIS online
• Strong communication skills
• GIS Certificate
• GIS Internship experience (unpaid or for college credit is acceptable)

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Christina Croll, GIS Manager

Telephone 518-473-7787


Email Address


Street 625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12238


Notes on ApplyingPlease send resume and cover letter to the contact information below.

Christina Croll, GIS Manager

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