Natural Resources Associate

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Compensation: New Hire Rate $20.37 Incumbent Rate $23.43

NYC Parks Greenbelt

Administration’s Natural Resources Team oversees the natural areas management of the Staten Island Greenbelt, a 3,000-acre flagship park. This division collaborates with the Greenbelt Conservancy, a nonprofit organization, to steward the natural areas, trails and parkland, and provides environmental education and other amenities to the community. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Reporting to the Director of Natural Resources, with latitude for independent initiative and judgment, assist with planning, management and coordination of the division’s natural areas projects.
  • Assist with implementing data-informed natural areas assessment protocols to guide management needs.
  • Work with contractors/consultants and seasonal staff on ecologic assessment and natural areas management.
  • Utilize and integrate LiDAR and geospatial data for specific ecosystem service quantification.
  • Analyze and summarize data to quantify environmental benefits and provide specific management plans.
  • Support with conducting field data collection and analysis including plant identification and tree assessment.
  • Coordinate with research and monitoring efforts related to forest health and remote sensing. Synthesize research on key topics and identify research gaps. Nurture new partnerships focused on sustainability and climate change.
  • Prepare reports, memos, fact-sheets and presentations; organizing public engagement efforts, organize meetings and other duties.
  • Lead and conduct natural area and trail stewardship events with public/private entities.
  • Help with seeking and developing grant proposals.
  • Support the development of natural resource management plans, learning curriculums and education programming.
  • Work with other units and divisions within the agency, including the Natural Resources Group, Borough Forestry, Conservancies and Operations, to coordinate programs related to
  • natural areas management and forestry.


1. High School diploma or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or
2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” 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 for all other candidates.

Fees: Hired candidates will be subject to a processing fee of $61.00. Hired candidates who are not currently
employed by the City will be subject to an $88.25 background check fee.


  • 1. Bachelor or Master degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resources or related field.
  • 2. Proven track record of successfully completing ecologic projects.
  • 3. Organized and detail-oriented.
  • 4. Strong verbal and written communication skills and leadership potential.
  • 5. Proven record of goals-based accomplishments and meeting deadlines.
  • 6. Proficiency in computer software including ArcGIS, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and data analysis tools.
  • 7. Familiar with LiDAR and other remote sensing applications for natural areas and urban community forestry.
  • 8. Able to work independently and with a team, as well as on weekends.
  • 9. Valid New York State driver license.

Salary: New Hire Rate $20.37 Incumbent Rate $23.43 plus excellent benefits

Duration of Position: 23 to 24 months, 35 hours per week

Apply by 6/10/2019*

For external applicants, please apply through

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2) Search for Job ID#: 389398

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*Posting period extended to 06/10/19. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply. References willbe required upon request.

Contact Information

NYC Parks
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