The Natural Resources Group (NRG) is a division within NYC Parks & Recreation, and is responsible for acquisition, protection, restoration, and management of remnant and restored natural areas within the nearly 29,000 acres of City parkland. NRG develops natural areas management and restoration programs and provides technical research that aids in the protection of the City’s natural resources. NRG has a full-time 1.5 year position available (with potential for extension), to implement wetland assessment and planning projects with the aim of meeting environmental and community-oriented goals. These goals include characterizing NYC’s freshwater streams, identifying and prioritizing opportunities for wetland and riparian restoration and stormwater management.
- Under direction of the Wetlands Restoration Program Manager, manage the development, planning, and implementation of wetlands and aquatic resource restoration, assessment and watershed planning projects.
- Identify stream and wetland restoration and green infrastructure opportunities.
- Provide guidance on restoration designs based on ecological and physical principals and processes across a range of systems, including coastal and freshwater wetlands, streams, living shorelines, and stormwater capture wetlands.
- Analyze and present data using GIS and statistical software.
- Manage consultant contract for remote sensing mapping of streams and wetlands.
- Collaborate with multiple stakeholders in an interdisciplinary and governmental context to achieve project goals.
- Research, analyze, frame and document opportunities to advance restoration and watershed planning.
- Compile, analyze and interpret environmental studies, and prepare technical reports and presentations on project status and objectives for funders, collaborators, and the public.
- Supervise field staff and interns conducting stream assessment field work.
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of satisfactory full-time experience in city planning.
- Graduate education in city planning, urban planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, transportation engineering, public administration, economic development or related fields may be substituted for up to two years of experience.
- A graduate degree or with a specialization in natural resource management, water resources, hydrology, geomorphology, environmental planning, environmental science, or a related field.
- Working knowledge of ecological restoration, stormwater BMP, and watershed management practices.
- Knowledge hydrology, soils, and native plants for wetland and shoreline restoration design.
- Familiarity with a broad range of field methodologies, analytical approaches and techniques, and statistical analyses.
- High level of competence with GIS, spatial analysis, and statistical tools.
- Excellent leadership, analytic, communication, and writing skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently to conduct research and manage projects.
- Ability to work under adverse conditions (heat, early/late hours, inclement weather, muddy or wet conditions).
- Valid NY State Driver 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 for all other candidates.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: Rebecca Swadek at [email protected]. All applications should be received by April 14, 2017.
THE CITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR THE DEAF: 212.504.4115
Work Location: Manhattan
Duration: 1.5 years with approximate start date of May 1, 2017
Salary: $27.37 to $38.31 per hour, commensurate with experience