Conservation & Restoration Specialist

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Compensation: $75,000 - $85,000

Major Responsibilities

• Under the direction of the Chief of Natural Resources and Senior Staff, serve as the interagency point of contact for Forestry, Horticulture and Natural Resources
for the protection of natural resources from external impacts.

• Review all proposals, plans, designs, construction documents and specifications generated internally, by other agencies or the private sector that may have an
impact on the restoration, protection and management of the City’s forests, wetlands and grasslands.

• Serve as technical liaison on and coordinate responses related to protection issues for FHNR to other divisions within NYC Parks and to outside agencies. Provide
ecological and environmental expertise and information to help communicate with the public as well as city staff.

• Provide clear and justifiable assessments of the environmental impacts, as well as recommendations for design modifications or other approaches to minimize
ecological damage, while enabling sensitive development, infrastructure repair or improvements.

• Employ and help improve standard methods for rapid assessment of field conditions; conduct field investigations, as well as desktop historical investigations as needed.

• Provide technical expertise and guidance, as appropriate, on site management, ecological restoration design development, environmental monitoring and assessment.

• Assist in developing long-term protection goals at a citywide and site level, including disseminating information about natural resource protection and management plans and policies

• Work independently and in collaboration with senior staff on special conservation and restoration projects.

Responsibilities/Duties

Preferred

Skills/Qualifications

1. Master of Science with a specialization in physical, biological or environmental science.

2. 5 years of experience in a supervisory, administrative or research capacity in land management ecology or a related field.

3. Demonstrated accomplishments in the application of ecology, forestry, wetlands, environmental science, or landscape design to natural resource management,
restoration and protection as evidenced by reports, publications, or presentations at public meetings, conferences or other settings.

4. Familiarity with a broad range of field methodologies and analytical approaches in a range of Mid-Atlantic habitat and ecosystem types

5. Knowledge of environmental protection and regulatory agency structure and divisions and/or government operations.

6. Deep knowledge of the flora and fauna of the New York Area

7. Excellent management, administrative, supervisory and communication skills.

8. Experience using GIS and GPS and other mapping tools.

9. Valid New York State Driver License.

Qualifications/Requirements

Qualification Requirements

1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or

2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time experience in the appropriate field of specialization, including one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or

3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative, or research capacity as described in “2” above.

Residency in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam or Westchester counties required for employees with over two years of city service. New York City residency required within 90 days of hire for all other candidates.

Additional Information

How to Apply

Parks Employees:

1) From a Parks computer: Access Employee Self Service (ESS) from the Parks Intranet under Applications or use this link: https://hrb.nycaps.nycnet/. Once in ESS, go to Recruiting then Careers and search for Job ID# 401456 . Do not access ESS using nyc.gov/ess from a Parks computer.

2) Parks & City Employees:

From a Non-Parks computer: Access Employee Self Service (ESS) by going to nyc.gov/ess or use this link: https://a127-ess.nyc.gov/. Once in ESS, go to Recruiting then Careers and search for Job ID# 401456.

Include your ERN and Job ID# 401456 on your cover letter and resume.

All other applicants:

Go to nyc.gov/careers/search and search for Job ID# 401456.

POST DATE:
07/19/19 POST UNTIL: 08/16/19

NOTE: All resumes must be received no later than the last day of the posting period. References will be required upon request.

Contact Information

Department of Parks & Recreation
Website: Apply Online