Mar 11, 2013

NYS DEC hiring seasonal giant hogweed control personnel

NYSDEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) Forest Health and Protection is looking for up to twelve people to control giant hogweed throughout central and western NY on private and public lands. The job entails educating the public about giant hogweed, contacting landowners, controlling giant hogweed using herbicide or root-cutting control methods, collecting site information and creating GIS polygons. It is a very rewarding but physically challenging position. We are looking for professional, self-directed people with strong communication skills who have the ability to identify and control giant hogweed.

Three two-person crews will use a manual root-cutting control method and three two-person crews will use primarily herbicide control methods. These 4 month positions will start April 15 and will be located out of one of several Regional DEC offices in Regions 7, 8 and 9 (Allegany, Avon, Bath, Cortland, Reinstein Woods (Depew)).


Click here for job description of Giant Hogweed Root-Cutting Control Position


Click here for job description of Giant Hogweed Herbicide Control (Pesticide Technician or Apprentice)


Applicants should supply a letter of intent, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Naja Kraus at or 845-255-1701 (Fax). First review of applications is scheduled to begin March 1st.


For more information, contact:

Naja Kraus
Forest Health & Protection Program Botanist
Giant Hogweed Program Coordinator
NYSDEC Div. of Lands & Forests
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
tel: 845-256-3111
fax: 845-255-1701


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is an equal opportunity employer