Westchester County Government is searching for qualified candidates for a Deputy Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Conservation position. The Nationally Accredited Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation is committed to providing the best parks, recreation facilities, programs and services, while maintaining stewardship for our 18,000 acres of parkland and protecting its natural resources for the people of Westchester County. The department is responsible for over 50 facilities that range from golf courses, pools and beaches, parks, to trailways and nature centers. The department also manages two working farms, historic sites, an arboretum complete with a conservatory, and the Westchester County Center, the county’s largest event and entertainment space.

Under the general direction of the Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, an incumbent is responsible for the administrative planning, organization, and supervision of a major segment of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Supervision is exercised over a large number of professional, maintenance and clerical staff with the assistance of subordinate supervisors. The Deputy Commissioner manages the budget for a major segment of the department, coordinating and managing departmental revenues and expenditures for requisitions, operations, and staffing.

Preferred training and experience include either (a) A Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Forestry, Park Administration, or a closely related field AND a minimum of ten years of full-time paid experience in recreation, conservation, camp or park administration in a position of major responsibility or (b) a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Finance or related field and a minimum of ten years of experience in management or administration in a position of major responsibility or (c) a satisfactory combination of training and experience.

The Deputy Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Conservation is an Executive Level appointed position with a competitive salary. The compensation package includes comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, deferred compensation, paid leave and NYS retirement plan. Come join our leadership team! Submit your letter of interest and resume to .

Important: Please indicate Deputy Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Conservation in the subject line of the e-mail.

Westchester County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Educate the public about an integral part of Westchester County history at the Miller House.
Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, a Nationally Accredited Parks System, has an Educator seasonal job opportunity available at the Miller House - Washington’s Headquarters. Schedule may include both weekend and week day hours based on seasonal demands.

The Miller House is a recently-renovated 18th-century style farmhouse that served as a command post during the 1776 Battle of White Plains. The house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was the home to Ann and Elijah Miller and portrays the life of the average colonial family in Westchester during the time of the American Revolution.

Responsibilities

  • Provide guided tours, conduct interpretive programs and demonstrations to the public, provide educational programs to schools and scout groups, and offer birthday parties at the Miller House and at additional facilities as-needed
  • Assist in the development and operation of a 3-day per-week camp program
  • Assist with special projects related to historic research
  • Assist in operation of special events and programs
  • Light maintenance/cleaning duties as necessary

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Candidates must be available at least one weekend day
  • Qualified candidates must demonstrate friendly and effective public presentation skills
  • The ability to conduct hands-on demonstrations of colonial-era chores
  • Have knowledge and interest in local history during the American Revolution
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Contact/Send resume
Kristina Hayek, Curator

(914) 428-1005

Application
2024 seasonal application.

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, 2024.

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.

2024 Parks seasonal applications are available to download and submit to .

Locations:

  • 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.

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

Hours/Salary

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

Contact
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

Locations
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

Qualifications
Knowledge of basic gardening and landscaping preferred.

Requirements

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

Salary
Salary is commensurate with experience.

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

Westchester County is an Equal Opportunity Employer