Director of Ecological Design

NYC Parks Forestry, Horticulture and Natural Resources Published: May 24, 2019
Location
New York City, New York
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Admin/ Gen Mgmt / Design & Construction / Natural Resources/ Restoration /
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Description

~ The mission of Forestry, Horticulture and Natural Resources (FHNR) 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. ~

Position Overview

NYC Parks Forestry, Horticulture and Natural Resources (FHNR) is currently seeking a Director of Ecological Design.

Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Chief of FHNR, with direction from the Assistant Commissioner, manage a staff of landscape architects, environmental and civil engineers and others to oversee design of ecological restoration and green infrastructure practices citywide, including the design and supervision of contracts for the construction and retrofitting of parkland for stormwater capture (raingardens, permeable pavement, sub-surface storage, etc.) 
  • Provide review and quality control for FNHR to ensure all green infrastructure and ecological restoration designs and construction documents are developed in accordance with agency standards and regulatory permit requirements.
  • Oversee review of other agency designs including Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Design and Construction (DDC), Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and other agencies and consultants to assess opportunities for green infrastructure and ecological restoration.

Qualification 

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with major study in horticulture, arboriculture or landscape architecture and four years of full-time, paid experience in horticultural work of which two (2) years must have been in a supervisory, administrative, consultative, managerial or executive capacity; or
  • A satisfactory equivalent.  However, all candidates must have at least a high school diploma or evidence of having passed an examination for a high school equivalency diploma and one year of supervisory, administrative, consultative, managerial or executive experience as described 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.

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