Current Open Positions

The New York Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP) is a program of the Research Foundation for the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) whose mission is to facilitate the conservation of New York's biodiversity by providing geospatial information, database applications, and scientific expertise on rare species, invasive species, and natural ecosystems. NYNHP works in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and other state, federal and private organizations involved in natural resource management, land protection and stewardship, and advancing the conservation of biodiversity.

Regular Staff Positions:

Marine Zoologist

The Marine Zoologist works to conserve New York's biodiversity by working with program partners to refine the list of marine animal species tracked in NYNHP's database and identify the appropriate spatial methodology for mapping occurrences of marine animals. The position is in King Parks, NY with occasional travel to Albany, NY. For more information on required qualifications and instructions on how to apply, visit the Marine Zoologist position page.

NYNHP regular staff positions are posted on the ESF jobs page, under the “Research Foundation” section.

Seasonal or Temporary Positions:

Botanical Assistant

Position Description (PDF, 103.8 KB)
Positions Available:
Location: Albany, NY
Duration of Position: Full-time May-August minimum. Up to 7 months duration possible.
Contact: Rich Ring

Wood Turtle Technicians (2)

Position Description (PDF, 177.4 KB)
Positions Available:
Location: Ft. Drum, NY (free housing available upon request)
Start Date: mid-April
End Date: mid-June, with the possibility of extension based on available work
Hours Per Week: 40
Field Or Office: Field
Contact: John Vanek

Invasive Plant Survey Technicians (12) & Assistant Crew Leaders (2)

Position Description (PDF 175.3 KB)
Positions Available
: 12
Location: Ft. Drum, NY (free housing available upon request)
Start Date: mid-May, 2023
End Date: mid-September
Hours Per Week: Full-time (4 days/wk; 10 hr/day)
Field Or Office: Field
Primary Contact: Greg Welter

Dec. 3, 2020 | Updated Sept. 25, 2023, 10:13 a.m.