Municipal Forestry Technician
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Start Date: 6/5/2023 Compensation: $16.63/hour
NYC Parks Tree Time was founded in 1994 to help protect, preserve, and restore NYC’s urban forest. Tree Time has focused on projects ranging from the development of Park and Neighborhood management plans, to publishing New York City centric tree publications to the installation of trees and tree guards. Since 2012, Tree Time has been focused on developing service-based donations to fund tree protection, preservation and care. The vision of Tree Time is that all NYC trees receive a platinum level of care, that all citizens are engaged in the care of the urban forest, and professional expertise is leveraged to the greatest
extent to transform NYC into a model urban forest.
In response to shifting models for after planting care, Tree Time seeks a qualified individual to care for newly planted trees and track their condition in a database. Alongside providing direct tree care, the chosen candidate will engage in field-based learning, shadow urban forestry professionals, participate in agency wide intern activities, and engage with constituents. This role is a great opportunity for someone interested in municipal forestry management. Chosen candidate will be based
out of Baby Queensbridge Park but travel in an agency vehicle and via public transit citywide. This position is funded up to twelve 40-hour work weeks, start date by June 5.
• Provide after planting and establishment care to recently planted street and park trees.
• Navigate city streets and parkland driving an agency vehicle.
• Interact with staff and the public in a courteous and professional manner.
A Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York is required.
There are certain medical and physical requirements.
1. Familiarity with navigating NYC by car.
2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experience working with the public.
3. Ability to work independently.
4. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Creative Suite.
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.
Fees: Hired candidates will be subject to a processing fee of $54.00. Hired candidates who are not currently employed by the City will be subject
to an $88.25 background check fee.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please email a cover letter and resume by April 5, 2023 to:
James Kaechele (email@example.com).
Subject: Municipal Forestry Technician
References will be required upon request. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy or require a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please email James Kaechele
THE CITY OF NEW YORK IS AN INCLUSIVE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO RECRUITING AND RETAINING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE AND PROVIDING A WORK ENVIRONMENT THAT IS FREE FROM DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT BASED UPON ANY LEGALLY PROTECTED STATUS OR PROTECTED CHARACTERISTIC, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO AN INDIVIDUAL'S SEX, RACE, COLOR, ETHNICITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, RELIGION,
DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, VETERAN STATUS, GENDER IDENTITY, OR PREGNANCY.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR THE DEAF: (212) 504-4115
NYC Parks Tree Time
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