The Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation is responsible for the preservation and maintenance of 18,000 acres of parklands, trails and open spaces that host a variety of habitats and a diverse array of species. As new wildlife and plant populations emerge and established populations change, land managers and researchers monitor impacts and use adaptive management strategies to promote conservation.

The technician assists the Senior Curator of Wildlife and the Curator of Natural Resource Management in implementing and adapting conservation management plans, studying and managing wildlife, monitoring target species, promoting forest health, working with local partners and government agencies, and interfacing with the public. Additionally, the technician will have the opportunity to develop their own conservation research project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the implementation of recovery plans for rare, threatened, and endangered species
  • Assist with data collection to inform natural resource management planning
  • Perform vegetation surveys, monitoring, and rare plant searches
  • Contribute to conservation projects related to forest heath and resilience  
  • Manage invasive species populations in sensitive habitat locations
  • Use GIS to map trails, habitat features, and data
  • Maintain databases and perform data analysis 
  • Create written reports from field surveys, compiled data, and research 
  • Assist with the oversight and operation of deer management programs
  • Use of motion-sensing cameras to study emerging wildlife species
  • Assist with Canada goose surveys and nest treatments
  • Assist in construction and installation of beaver flow devices
  • Prepares lectures, seminars, and workshops for the general public and staff development trainings
  • Support conservation based research efforts through collaboration with local partners and agencies
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge about wildlife species, habitat management, emerging threats, and conservation science
  • Participate and assist in the supervision and management of volunteers, part-time, and seasonal personnel as needed
  • Act as a Westchester County Conservation Division representative at board and working group meetings for partnership networks

Required Qualifications

  • Valid driver license
  • Ability to work in seasonal conditions, rough terrain, thick vegetation, and water, during both day and evening hours.
  • Ability to hike and paddle long distance and lift/carry heavy equipment
  • Ability to navigate both on and off trail using maps, handheld GPS units, and mobile devices
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interpret and follow instructions 
  • Familiarity with regional plant and wildlife species
  • Understanding of the principals of natural sciences
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Background check required

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife biology, environmental science, ecology or a closely related field.
  • Experience with ArcGIS Pro or ArcMap, Survey 123, and ESRI Field Maps 
  • Ability to recognize/identify invasive species
  • Ability to independently create and execute research projects and associated reports 

This is an hourly (non-benefited) position. The work schedule generally consists of standardized Mondays - Fridays, 35 hours/week, but may include extra hours, weekends, early mornings or late evenings dependent upon project season. Salary $18-$20/hour commensurate with experience. 

Contact/Send Resume
Email resume and cover letter to:
Leah Cass
Curator of Natural Resource Management
Westchester County Conservation Division

Westchester County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Range Officer supervises shooters and multiple range areas, which include large and small bore rifle ranges, an archery range, a 14-station 3D archery range and a new trap and skeet area with four combination fields. Located at The Sportsman Center at Blue Mountain Reservation in Cortlandt Manor. Schedules may include some weekdays, weekend and approved Holidays that fall on a Monday.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure safety at the Range at all times
  • Supervise shooters at the Range
  • Inspect firearms and ammunition
  • Assigns individual to shooting stalls and targets; gives commands for firing
  • Teaches the handling and care of firearms and equipment
  • Directs and monitors all customer services
  • Act as first responder for accidents, injuries, property damage or other emergencies requiring immediate attention
  • Reports all infractions of rules and regulations
  • May prepare reports on certifications, maintenance and Range operations
  • Maintain inventory supply of related equipment
  • Maintain areas in and around shooting stalls

Requirements; successful completion of one or more of the following certifications:

  • NRA Marksmanship Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer or NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Hunter Safety Instructor for Guns
  • 60 hours of supervised paid or volunteer teaching experience in the care and handling of firearm and shooting equipment
    (time may have been gained as part of the above certification requirements)
  • Knowledge of emergency standards and procedures where personal safety of patrons, staff or others may be in danger
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Background Check and Pre-employment Drug Testing required
  • Preference given to military or law enforcement background but not required


  • Hourly position. Flexible hours include some weekday, weekend and approved Holidays that fall on a Monday.
  • Salary - $15.50 per hour, commensurate with experience

Vladimir Valcourt
Park Superintendent
Blue Mountain Reservation/Sportsman Center
183 Watch Hill Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
Email: | Phone: (914) 862 - 5322

Westchester County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation, a Nationally Accredited Parks System, has seasonal Recreation Attendant job opportunities available to staff Westchester County-operated Golf Courses. Schedules may include evening, weekend and holiday hours based on seasonal demands.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • general, routine manual labor and repair tasks 
  • various duties in grounds and building maintenance and repair
  • performing basic landscaping duties such as grass cutting, weeding, planting, watering, shrub and tree trimming
  • trash, debris and rubbish removal
  • use of hand and power tools and equipment

Westchester County Golf Courses:

  • Dunwoodie Golf Course, Yonkers
  • Sprain Lake Golf Course, Yonkers
  • Maple Moor Golf Course, White Plains
  • Saxon Woods Golf Course, White Plains
  • Hudson Hills Golf Course, Ossining

Knowledge of basic gardening and landscaping preferred.


  • Applicants must be 16 years or older
  • Must be able to work early hours, weekdays, weekends and holidays

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Submit resume to
For more information, call (914) 231-4554

Westchester County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Work outdoors with a great group of people at various Westchester County Parks locations from April through October, 2023.

Responsibilities of this position varies from park to park and can include directing and greeting patrons, assisting in maintaining stock room and setting up merchandise, as well as processing and receiving payments and issuing receipts to patrons.

Additional hands-on maintenance responsibilities include mowing grass, planting, watering, trimming trees and shrubs, restroom maintenance, removal of debris, basic carpentry, plumbing and painting, use of hand and power tools and equipment. Must be 16 years of age or older.

Schedule may include evening and weekend hours and candidates must be able to stand for long periods of time and work outdoors in all types of weather.

2023 Parks seasonal applications are available to download and submit to .


  • Alfred B. DelBello Muscoot Farm, Katonah
  • Blue Mountain Reservation, Peekskill
  • Bronx River Pathway
  • Croton Gorge Park, Cortlandt
  • Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson
  • Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Rye
  • Glen Island Park, New Rochelle
  • Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights
  • Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
  • Lasdon Park, Katonah
  • North County Trailway
  • Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River
  • Saxon Woods Park, White Plains
  • Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park, North Salem
  • South County Trailway
  • Sprain Ridge Park, Yonkers
  • Tibbetts Brook Park, Yonkers
  • Westchester County Center, White Plains
  • Willson's Woods Park, Mt. Vernon

Seasonal and year-round opportunities are available.

Westchester County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nature Camp Teachers Needed with Westchester County Parks, Recreation and Conservation

The Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation is looking for enthusiastic educators, naturalists, and outdoor-enthusiasts to teach at our summer Nature Camps in Westchester’s most beautiful forests, meadows, and shorelines. Camps operate from July through mid-August and teachers will share their knowledge and love of the outdoors with like-minded campers from pre-K through middle school. 

Duties include but are not limited to: developing activities for campers to participate in throughout the day. 

Applicants should enjoy being outdoors and have the ability to communicate effectively. Enthusiasm and curiosity are a plus! Must be 16 years of age or older.

Pre-K group leader and assistant applicants should have experience working with children between the ages of three and five years old.

Nature camp teachers are hourly positions. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Salary is commensurate with experience.


  • Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains
  • Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Rye
  • Lenoir Preserve, Yonkers
  • Marshlands Conservancy, Rye
  • Muscoot Farm, Katonah
  • Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River

Contact/Send resume
Taro Ietaka

Background Clearance is required for ages 18 and older.
Westchester County is an Equal Opportunity Employer