Location: New York, NY
The mission of Environment and Planning Division is to protect, restore, expand, and manage New York City’s natural spaces and green infrastructure. The division is responsible for citywide urban forestry, ecological and horticulture initiatives.
• Under general supervision, perform advanced professional forestry functions in the field and office; perform related work.
• Enforce Parks Department standards for tree pruning removal, planting, and replacement.
• Assess work to be done by contractors; engage in directly and supervise employees involved in professional forestry activities.
• Consult with engineers, developers, and contractors on a regular basis throughout projects.
• Schedule, conduct and/or supervise inspections and field surveys to assess tree health, structure, pests, diseases, and construction impacts.
• Compile and manage forestry contracts, including tree maintenance, removal, planting, sidewalk repair, invasive species removal and natural area restoration.
• Review schedules, reports and correspondence prepared by consultants, contractors, and other agencies. Perform field inspections to assess contract compliance and work outcomes.
• Review permit applications to assess impacts to trees and landscapes, advise applicants and agencies on designs and methods, and / or issue permits.
• Manage forestry databases used to track, monitor, and produce reports on budgets, productivity, accomplishments, and program status updates.
• Respond to citizen inquiries and maintain working relationships with community boards, community groups and officials within and outside of the agency.
• Coordinate community-based greening efforts and lead tree stewardship workshops.
1. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a specialization in forestry or a related subject; or
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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.
Preferred applicants have taken and passed the Forester exam (Exam No. 3070).
1. Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experience working with the public.
3. Ability to work independently.
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# 580269. 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# 580269.
Include your ERN and Job ID# 580269 on your cover letter and resume.
All other applicants:
Click here to apply: Forester OR Go to nyc.gov/careers/search and search for Job ID# 580269.
POST DATE: 03/24/2023 POST UNTIL: FILLED
NOTE: References will be required upon request.
New York, New York
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