Project Manager - East Side Coastal Resilience Project
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Compensation: $65,000-$72,000 per year
The mission of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources 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.
- Reporting to a Forestry, Horticulture & Natural Resources Director, manage responsible professional work overseeing major aspects of East Side Coastal Resilience Project, including tree planting, tree removal, stump removal, disease mitigation, and contract management.
- Build constructive relationships with community stakeholders to maximize planting potential throughout the lower east side and other surrounding neighborhoods.
- Train and supervise Foresters and staff engaged in all aspects of urban forestry, including field surveys and inspections, tree condition assessment, contract preparation and management, consultant supervision, selection of quality plant material, data entry, and storm emergency response.
- Respond to citizen inquiries and maintain working relationships with officials, community boards and groups, both within and outside the Agency. Lead the ESCR Greening Task Force and communicate priorities, progress, and challenges to the community and other stakeholders.
- Review site plans and designs for private and other agency construction projects for appropriate design, tree and plant selection, installation methods, and tree protection measures.
- Work with all divisions within the Agency, including Forestry, Horticulture & Natural Resources, all Borough Forestry offices, Operations and Management, and Parklands and Planning to solicit and coordinate programs and policies related to urban forestry.
- Prepare briefings, reports, evaluations, budgets, and correspondence related to above. Research new materials and methods related to Parks’ urban forestry activities.
- A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a specialization in forestry or a related subject; or
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, with a specialization in forestry or a related subject and one year of full-time professional experience in forestry or arboricultural work; or
- An associate degree from an accredited college or university, with a specialization in forestry or a related subject and three years of full-time professional experience in forestry or arboricultural work; or
- A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience that is equivalent to "1", "2", or "3" above. However, all candidates must have at least an associate degree with a specialization in forestry or a related subject.
This position is exempt from NYC residency requirements.
A Motor Vehicle driver's license valid in the State of New York. Serious moving violations, license suspension or accident record may disqualify you. This license must be maintained for the duration of your employment.
Preferred applicants have taken and passed the Forester exam (Exam No. 3070).
1. Certification as an Arborist from the International Society of Arboriculture.
2. Strong knowledge of agency structure and divisions and/or government operations.
3. Excellent writing, supervisory, administrative, and interpersonal skills.
4. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and ForMS.
How to Apply
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 Careers and search for Job ID# 584564. Do not access ESS using nyc.gov/ess from a Parks computer.
Parks & City Employees:
2) 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 Careers and search for Job ID# 584564. Include your ERN and Job ID# 584564 on your cover letter and resume.
All other applicants:
Click here to apply: Project Manager for East Side Coastal Resilience Project OR
Go to nyc.gov/careers/search and search for Job ID# 584564
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