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Trail Maintenance Crew Member

Hourly Salary:$15.19

Job Description:

In 2017, New York State launched the Empire State Trail to promote outdoor recreation, encourage healthy lifestyles, support community vitality, and bolster tourism-related economic development. The 750-mile Empire State Trail showcases New York’s special places, diverse history, and iconic landscapes.

The Trail welcomes bicyclists and walkers of all ages and abilities to experience the Empire State’s urban centers, village main streets, rural communities, and diverse history, from New York City through the Hudson River Valley, west to Buffalo along the Erie Canal, and north to the Champlain Valley and Adirondacks.

We are seeking Trail Maintenance Crew Members to help respond to the light maintenance needs of the Canal Corporation owned Trail segments through the recreation season. The Trail Maintenance Crew Member will respond to issues and help with regular trail upkeep, including, removal of downed trees, mowing, patching pot-holes, helping with signage installation and light repairs to benches, Kiosks and other trail infrastructure.

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Must be at least 18
  • Physically capable of performing duties assigned
  • No specific education or experience required
  • Possess and continuously maintain a valid driver license appropriate to the types of vehicles being operated

Canal Jobs offer:  

  • On-the-Job Training
  • Entry Level Skills for Maritime, Engineering, Machine Shop & Other Careers
  • Time Toward a NYS Pension
  • Great for Retirees Looking to Stay Active

Positions available throughout New York State in Fort Edward, Utica, Lyons, Pittsford, and Lockport.

phone: 518.449.6003


The New York State Canal Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

New York State Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity, prior arrests, prior conviction records, predisposing genetic characteristics or domestic violence victim status.

The New York State Canal Corporation provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from the candidate before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at