Career Opportunities at Saratoga County EOC

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Janitorial Worker Part-time – Ballston Spa Main Office Responsibilities involve general maintenance, cleanliness and orderliness to ensure facilities and equipment are in good shape at all times.  Will clean, dust and vacuum the building on a regular basis.  Duties include trash removal, cleaning windows, light building maintenance.  Shoveling sidewalks when necessary and clear debris from grounds and parking lots.  Maintain inventory of cleaning supplies and order as needed.  Will troubleshoot general problems and repair and replace general hardware, ceiling tiles, lightbulbs, etc.  Some painting and assisting with moving office furniture if necessary.  This position is part-time offering 10 hours per week. An ideal schedule would be Monday – Friday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm but we are flexible.   Candidate must have one year of similar cleaning and maintenance experience, basic knowledge of hand tools and cleaning equipment, must be able to lift 50 pounds and walk for short distances, a clean driver’s license and be insurable to operate agency vehicles and a High School Diploma/GED.

Lead Early Childhood/UPK –  Saratoga Springs (full year)  This position serves as a primary caregiver in a classroom of Early Head Start children by planning, implementing, and supervising all classroom staff, routines and activities. Shares responsibility for parent involvement in the program and linking parents with their family and health advocates. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. Position requires a BS in Early Childhood as well as a NYS Teacher Certification N-6 in apreschool category.  One year of supervision and one year in a preschool classroom is also required.   Must have a valid driver’s license.  Offering $17.78/hr. 40 hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr.

Assistant Teacher – Galway (school year)  This position works with the Teacher in developing activities for preschool children to provide them with varied experiences and an appropriate learning environment. Works with typically developing children and children with disabilities. Assistance is given to the teacher in carrying out the goals, policies, and activities designed to implement educational objectives and performance standards. This position works with families to promote parent involvement in the program.  Minimum requirement is CDA (Preschool) credential or higher (Associates or Bachelors in Early Childhood Education) plus experience working with young children. Valid driver’s license required.  40 hrs/wk, 44 wks/yr, $11.94/hr.

Health Services Coordinator – Mechanicville, NY  This position oversees the facilitation of Health Services (Medical, Dental, and Child Safety) as per Head Start Performance Standards, NYS Daycare Regulations, local program policy and, if relevant, other governing authority within Saratoga County.  Will involve provision of direct services in the health area in the absence of a health advocate. Assists Health and Nutrition Manager in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of services for medical, nutrition, dental, and child safety. Requires regular travel to make contact with staff, families, and other agencies.  Some evening and weekend work may occasionally be required for events such as home visits, parent teacher conferences, Family Committee meetings, social or community events, etc.  Degree in a Health Related field is required.  Experience working with young children and supervision experience is necessary.  Must be willing and able to obtain Basic First Aid, CPR, MAT and ServSafe within the initial probationary period and maintain each certification.  Must have a valid driver’s license.   Full-time, full year position offering  $16.26/hr.

Family Advocate – Mechanicville (full year) Supports the role of parents in family well-being and positive parent-child relationships by encouraging parent involvement in Head Start while providing advocacy and social service guidance based on family goals.  Responsible for recruiting eligible children and introducing families to all Head Start options and other SCEOC programs. Completes initial application and eligibility assessment for all children.  Identifies child and family needs for center-based families. Provides referrals, advocacy and follow-up to all EOC programs and community agencies. Provides case management for center-based families and facilitates case management meetings and conferences. Associates Degree in Human Services and at least 2 years’ experience in a human services field.    Position requires strong advocacy skills relating to health and social services in support of families.  Must have knowledge of community resources and the skills to link families to the appropriate agencies and services.  Working knowledge of governmental and social services programs and resources required.  Valid driver’s license is necessary.  $11.68/hr, 40hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr.

Home Visitors – positions in Malta, Saratoga and Corinth (full year) This position is responsible for supporting families who are not in a class setting to move toward school readiness. The Home Visitor works with families to assesses and identify barriers that impede school readiness and strengths that encourage school readiness.  The position is mobile and requires staff to complete home visits as described. Requirements are a minimum of a home-based CDA credential or comparable credential, or equivalent coursework (12 Early Childhood Education credits) as part of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Knowledge and experience in Child Development and Early Childhood Education; the principles of child health, safety and nutrition; adult learning principles; and family dynamics. Experience working with young and preschool age children is a must. Must have knowledge of community resources and the skills to link families to the appropriate agencies and services.   Must have a reliable vehicle and valid license required.  Mileage reimbursement is offered along with 40 hrs/wk, $12.70/hr.

Project Assistant– Mechanicville  (part-time/25 hours/week) Clerical office support needed for Head Start home based program. Experience in an office clerical role is required along with working knowledge of Word/Excel/Outlook, basic filing and data entry. May be asked to assist in classroom when necessary.  Must be willing and able to obtain and maintain Basic First Aid and CPR.  High School Diploma/GED and valid driver’s license required.  $11.68/hr, 51 weeks/yr. Hours are 8:00am – 1:00pm.

Teacher Aide – Saratoga (full year)  – Will assist the Lead and Assistant Teachers with daily Head Start classroom needs.  May fill in for vacancies and absences when and where needed.  Must have High School Diploma/GED and experience in a Preschool classroom is helpful.  30 hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr, $11.28/hr.

Teacher Aide – Temporary/Short Term  – Will assist the Lead and Assistant Teachers with daily Head Start classroom needs.  May fill in for vacancies and absences when and where needed.  Must have High School Diploma/GED and experience in a Preschool classroom is helpful.  30 hrs/wk, $11.28/hr.

Substitute Teachers and Substitute Teacher Aides – We have positions available that require varying degrees of experience from Lead Teachers to Assistant Teachers to Teacher Aides.  All positions serve in a preschool classrooms and assist in facilitating team planning, implementation, and supervision of classroom activities. Will work with developing children and children with disabilities. Requirements based on teaching level below:

Lead Teachers: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood with a minimum of 1 year experience, NYS Teacher Certification in a preschool category is helpful but not required, Supervisory experience a plus

Assistant Teachers: Associates in Early Childhood or enrollment in a CDA program is acceptable

Teacher Aides: High School Diploma/GED and experience working with preschool children

We offer excellent benefits and the Head Start program offers school breaks off with pay!

A reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license required for all positions.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to or fax to (518) 288-3234 or mail to the Human Resources Manager at Saratoga County EOC, PO Box 169  Ballston Spa NY  12020.

Applications are available on this website.


Energy Services Crew Member   Will install energy savings measures in homes to reduce the energy burden on customers within Saratoga and Schenectady Counties. Operates hand tools and equipment necessary for the installation of high density blown cellulose in sidewalls and attics, replacing windows, and installing air-sealing measures for doors/windows.  Fulfill the work scope as directed by the Crew Chief and/or Production Supervisor including, but not limited to, work on ladders, basements, attics, outside and confining spaces.  Responsible for knowledge of and incorporating newly provided Weatherization techniques, such as the Minneapolis blower door, digital manometer, combustion appliance zone (CAZ) testing, pressure diagnostics, etc. Responsible for the safe operation of hand tools and equipment.  Candidate must have a High School Diploma/GED and a minimum of 2 years “on-the-job” building construction or carpentry experience.  Able to lift 50 pound tools and equipment and able to crawl under, in, and through tight and/or dirty spaces.  Pull or reach with arms and/or hands, crouch, bend or kneel, climb stairs or ladders.  Will work from heights no greater than 25 feet. Must be tolerant of exposure to all weather conditions (heat, cold, snow and rain); for periods up to 8 hours. Good organizational and communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to maintain a positive attitude.   A clean, valid New York State driver’s license is required. Position offers $13.50 per hour with excellent benefits!

HVAC Heat Technician  Serves as the primary heat technician on the job site. Coordinate with Auditors and Program Director to perform the prescribed job in a manner that is thorough, courteous, expeditious, and safe. Diagnosis malfunctions of heating system and/or components for the purpose of identifying repair/replacement. Repairs/replaces heating system and/or components for the purpose of providing renovation and preventive maintenance. Review job folders and determine the work to be accomplished and materials needed to complete the project. Provide direction or guidance to crew on job site as needed.  HVAC Certification or BPI Certification as a Heating Professional. HS Diploma/GED required. 3 years “on-the-job” experience as an HVAC Technician. Demonstrated aptitude for troubleshooting and diagnosing technical problems.  Knowledge of various HVAC systems including hydronic heating systems, steam heating systems, and forced air heating systems. A clean, valid New York State driver’s license.   Position offers $16.00 per hour with excellent benefits!

Food Programs Assistant Part-time – Provides coordination and pick up of food donations from various donors with an emphasis on fresh produce from local farms, food retailers and restaurants.  Coordinates the safe transport and storage of food and obtains donated food from donor groups and organizations. Transports donated food to distribution sites throughout Saratoga County. Serves as back-up support to Soup Kitchen operations.  Warehouse or distribution center experience a plus.  Experience directing and/or working with volunteers is helpful. High School Diploma/GED and a valid Driver’s License is required.

Part-time Soup Kitchen Assistant – Saratoga County EOC is seeking a part-time Soup Kitchen Assistant to help oversee the preparation and serving of meals at our community lunch program in Saratoga Springs. We are looking for a passionate individual who wants to give back to their community. The Soup Kitchen Assistant will be responsible for overseeing meal preparation, serving and coordination of volunteers. This position is two-days per week 9:00am-1:30pm on Saturday, plus one additional week day (candidates interested in a bi-weekly/every other week, rotating schedule will also be considered).  Position offers $14.50 per hour.  Saratoga County EOC’s Soup Kitchen is proud to serve full, healthy and diverse meals to low-income community members, including senior citizens, families, homeless individuals and seasonal workers. Basic kitchen knowledge and meal prep skills are desired, as well as comfortability working with people from diverse backgrounds.

Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers who would like to spend time giving back to their community.  All positions require someone who is friendly, inviting and enjoys working with the public.  Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds.

We have the following opportunities available:

Food Pantry  – Assists at our Ballston Spa location with the stocking of shelves, filling of food orders and assisting customers to their cars.

Mobile Food Pantry – Assists our advocate while the Mobile Food Pantry is out on the road. He/she would assist in loading the vehicle, filling orders and assisting customers in designated locations throughout the county.

Soup Kitchen – Assists at our Soup Kitchen located in Saratoga Springs.  Includes the preparation of food, serving our customers and breakdown.

Learn more and apply on our volunteer page!

Our Benefits

All employees enjoy:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Comprehensive health benefits: medical, dental, and vision
  • 401 (k) tax-deferred savings plan
  • Free Life & Accident & Death insurance $20,000 for employees and $2,000 for spouses and dependent children, with options for additional coverage
  • Short-term disability coverage
  • Free parking
  • Discounted membership on BJ’s Club

How to apply

To apply online:

  1. Click the “Application” link to open application file.
  2. Download the file, and open in Acrobat Reader to access the application as a fillable PDF.
  3. Fill out the application and email along with a letter of interest and resume to:

OR mail application:

  1. Click the “Application” link to open application file.
  2. Print the file.
  3. Fill out the application and mail to the address below. Please include a letter of interest and resume.
    Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
    39 Bath Street, PO Box 169    Ballston Spa, NY  12020
    ATTN: Human Resources Manager

Applications, resumes and letters of interest can also be faxed to the Human Resources Manager at (518) 288-3234.