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NYC Parks is an award-winning city agency that builds and cares for public spaces for New Yorkers to connect, play and enjoy. These public spaces, encompassing over 5,000 properties and 14% of the city’s land and coastline, include seawalls and waterfronts, pedestrian bridges, beaches and boardwalks, parks and playgrounds, historic houses, recreation centers and pools.
The mission of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources 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. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. www.nyc.gov/parks

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
•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 and supervise field surveys and inspections to assess the conditions of trees for health, structure, insect and disease.
•Compile and manage street tree planting contracts. Survey sites for planting potential and make decisions regarding species selection and site design. Inspect and tag trees at local nurseries. Perform post-planting field inspections and inspect trees
•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.
•Examine other agency and permit applications to assess impact on trees and landscapes and/or issue tree planting permits.
•Manage borough-wide tree database and track, monitor and produce reports on budgets, productivity, accomplishments and program status updates.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
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.

LICENSE REQUIREMENT
A Motor Vehicle driver's license valid in the State of New York.

PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS
1.Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
2.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experience working with the public.
3.Ability to work independently

Salary: New Hire Rate: $52,000, Incumbent Rate: $57,764 plus excellent benefits

Posted until filled.

For external applicants, please apply through www.nyc.gov/careers
1) Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search
2) Search for Job ID#: 387507