News & Bulletins

July 10, 2018 Board Meeting

Please take notice that the Board of the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District will conduct a meeting for the transaction of such business as shall come before the said Board at the Northampton Town Hall, 412 South Main Street, Northville, NY 12134 on July 10, 2018 at 10:00 am.  A video recording of the Meeting shall be accessible from the District’s website (www.hrbrrd.com) not later than two business days after the close of the meeting.

Richard J. Ferrara
Secretary-Treasurer

Engineering Assistant Job Opening

The Hudson River-Black River Regulating District, a New York State Public Benefit Corporation responsible for regulating the flow of the Hudson and Black Rivers, is seeking applications for the position of Engineering Assistant at its Sacandaga Field Office in Mayfield.

The Engineering Assistant would, under the supervision of the Chief Engineer, perform a wide variety of tasks related to the administration of the Facilities Preventive Maintenance Program. These tasks would include: coordination of maintenance program activities, field clerk for contracted work projects at District facilities, and implementing the facility safety program. Demonstrated written/verbal communication, organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills are required.

Salary range $50,938 – $64,505. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, deferred compensation plan, State retirement, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, and personal time.

Background in engineering field with demonstrated record of technical knowledge, skills, and ability in relevant areas required. Must have technical expertise with the operation of mechanical and electrical equipment.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, minorities, women, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should forward their resume and a letter of interest by June 21, 2018 to:
Stephanie Ruzycky, Compliance Officer
Hudson River-Black River Regulating District
737 Bunker Hill Road
Mayfield, NY 12117

Maintenance Specialist Job Opening

The Hudson River-Black River Regulating District, a New York State Public Benefit Corporation responsible for regulating the flow of the Hudson and Black Rivers, is seeking applications for the position of Maintenance Specialist at its Sacandaga Field Office in Mayfield.

The Maintenance Specialist would, under the supervision of the Maintenance Foreman, perform a wide variety of tasks related to the operation and maintenance of the lands of New York State under the jurisdiction of the Regulating District and the maintenance of vehicle, equipment, and grounds.
Salary range $36,732 – $46,076. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, deferred compensation plan, State retirement, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, and personal time.

A high school diploma and experience in a related field is required. Experience in heavy equipment, boat operation, electrical, carpentry, and plumbing preferred. A valid NYS Commercial Driver’s License is required.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, minorities, women, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should forward their resume and a letter of interest by June 21, 2018 to:
Stephanie Ruzycky, Compliance Officer
Hudson River-Black River Regulating District
737 Bunker Hill Road
Mayfield, NY 12117

News Release

State’s Reservoirs PREVENT MAJOR HUDSON RIVER FLOODING
Great Sacandaga Lake and Indian Lake Reservoir Reduce Peak Hudson River Flow by 74%

The Great Sacandaga Lake and Indian Lake Reservoir provided 1.93 billion cubic feet of water storage on January 13 preventing the Hudson River from reaching flood stage from the Town of Hadley to Fort Edward.  The State’s two Hudson River regulating reservoirs stored more than 14.37 billion gallons of runoff on Saturday, reducing the peak Hudson River flow by approximately 26,100 cubic feet per second (cfs) Saturday morning.

Last week’s rainfall and runoff from melting snow caused the Hudson River to reach a peak flow of about 9,500 cfs at Hadley and 13,000 cfs at Fort Edward on Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  The storage capacity of the Great Sacandaga Lake and Indian Lake Reservoir prevented the Hudson River at Fort Edward from reaching flood stage.

Without the combined storage capacity of the State’s Hudson River regulating reservoirs, Hudson River flow would have peaked at more than 35,000 cfs at Corinth and 39,000 at Fort Edward.  The reservoirs prevented the Hudson River from reaching a flood stage of 28.5 feet at Fort Edward, about 0.5 feet below major flood stage, on January 13.  Operation of the Great Sacandaga Lake reduced the height of flood water by more than 4.5 feet, significantly reducing potential flood damage to buildings, roads and bridges in Hadley, Corinth, South Glens Falls, Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, and Fort Edward.

If Great Sacandaga Lake had not been constructed to retain a flood event like that which occurred on Saturday then flooding and inundation of roads in Northumberland, camps in Lake Luzerne, parts of Route 9N and cellars in homes in Corinth, first floors of structures along Old Bend Road in Moreau, and numerous roads and property in the Village of Fort Edward, would have occurred.

Administrative Assistant Job Opening

The Hudson River-Black River Regulating District, a New York State Public Benefit Corporation responsible for regulating the flow of the Hudson and Black Rivers, is seeking applications for the position of an Administrative Assistant – Bookkeeper for its office located in Albany, NY. The Administrative Assistant-Bookkeeper reports to the Chief Fiscal Officer (CFO) and is responsible for the timely and accurate processing of the District’s payroll, accounts payable transactions, and month end financial reporting. Also, responsible for all State and Federal filings, reconciliation of the general and petty cash funds and retirement processing.  Assist CFO with the preparation and development of District three (3) year budgets.

Successful candidate must possess a strong accounting background and demonstrated written/verbal communication, organizational, problem solving, and excel spreadsheet skills.  Knowledge of MAS 90 accounting system a plus.

Position requirements: Minimum of an Associate’s degree in a related field with three years of professional experience is required. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred. Three years of active United States military service with an honorable discharge may be used to satisfy the experience requirement.

Salary range $39,328 – $49,390. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, deferred compensation plan, NY State retirement, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, and personal time.

Position will be filled in an expeditious manner.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, minorities, woman, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should forward their resume and a letter of interest by November 13, 2017 to:

Richard J. Ferrara, Human Resources
Hudson River-Black River Regulating District
350 Northern Boulevard, Suite 304
Albany, NY 12204

Administrative Assistant Job Opening

The Hudson River-Black River Regulating District, a New York State Public Benefit Corporation responsible for regulating the flow of the Hudson and Black Rivers, is seeking applications for the position of an Administrative Assistant for its offices located in Albany and Mayfield, NY.

The Administrative Assistant performs a wide variety of administrative and technical tasks for multiple members of the Senior Staff.  These include, under the direction of the Chief Engineer, the gathering of technical data on a daily basis, the preparation and updating of certain reports and other related engineering documents. Under the Chief Fiscal Officer, to serve as accounting backup for certain financial transactions and maintenance of filing system and records. Under the Executive Director, coordinate the timely and accurate completion and delivery of monthly Board and quarterly Governor’s report.  Under the Administrator, support Permit System transactional processing.  Proficient use of office software systems is required.

Successful candidates must possess demonstrated written and verbal communication, organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills.

Salary range $39,328 – $49,390. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, deferred compensation plan, NY State retirement, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, and personal time.

Position requirements: Minimum of an Associate’s degree in a related field with two years of professional experience is required. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred. Three years of active United States military service with an honorable discharge may be used to satisfy the experience requirement.

Must have valid driver’s license. Occasional overnight travel and working at other District offices is required.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, minorities, woman, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should forward their resume and a letter of interest by October 9, 2017 to:

Richard J. Ferrara, Human Resources
Hudson River-Black River Regulating District
350 Northern Boulevard, Suite 304
Albany, NY 12204

 

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