Monitoring and Assessment Crew Leader

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Compensation: $29.61/hr. new hire $34.05/hr incumbent

NYC Parks is the steward of over 30,000 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City — including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets.
The mission of Forestry, Horticulture and Natural Resources (FHNR) is to protect, restore, expand and manage New York City’s natural spaces and green infrastructure to maximize their benefits and promote their value within and outside of the urban ecosystem. The New York City Urban Field Station (NYC UFS), is an urban land management, ecology, stewardship, and conservation research hub and network. The Urban Field Station is a partnership of NYC Parks, the US Forest Service, and the Natural Areas Conservancy. Employees who work for 6 months or longer are eligible for healthcare benefits.


• Under general direction, with wide latitude for independent initiative and judgment monitor ecosystem conditions in forests, grasslands, and wetlands across New York City, with the purpose of informing natural area restoration and management plans.
• Supervise a team of two monitoring and assessment crew members, and train them in field data collection and plant identification procedures.
• Track and report progress of field work to the Crew Supervisor and communicate problems or challenges as they arise.
• Document and edit field data on handheld devices or paper datasheets.
• Assist in data entry, QA/QC, and analysis as needed.
• Prepare maps, figures, and final reports to submit to senior staff and collaborators.
• Recommend potential work areas across degraded parkland for management and restoration.


1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an
area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to
the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as
described in "1" above.
Preferred Skills:
1. Master’s Degree in environmental science, ecology, natural resource management, or a related field
2. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, including the ability to work on a team.
3. Proficient with Microsoft office programs, including MS Word, Excel, and Access.
4. Proficient with ArcGIS and operating mobile GPS units.
5. Field experience conducting ecological monitoring, including knowledge of NYC native and invasive flora
6. Experience with supervising a field crew.
7. Demonstrated commitment to public service and the environment.
8. Valid New York State driver’s license
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

Fees: Hired candidates may be subject to a processing fee of $68.00. Hired candidates who are not currently employed by the City will be subject to an $88.25 background check fee.
Vaccination Requirement: As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.

HOW TO APPLY: For more information and to apply email resume and cover letter to Desting Reeves ( or mail to: Destiny Reeves, NYC Parks-Arsenal North, 1234 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029
Parks & City Employees: Include your ERN on your cover letter and resume. All candidates please indicate which
position you are applying for.

Contact Information

NYC Parks
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