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CITY OF NEW YORK PARKS & RECREATION CITYWIDE JOB VACANCY NOTICE: Job ID No. 541561
Office Title: Tree Preservation Program Coordinator Civil Service Title: Community Coordinator Title Code No: 56058 Level: NA Salary: $54,100 - $83,981
Number of Positions: 2 Work Location: Olmsted Center, Queens
The Tree Preservation Unit within Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources houses multiple specialized teams who focus on the preservation of the urban tree canopy:
Forestry Maintenance Contracts Program: Responsible for managing the procurement and budgeting of tree maintenance contracts throughout the City.
Trees & Sidewalks Program: Designed to assist eligible homeowners with repairing severe sidewalk damage caused by tree root growth to increase public safety and ensure the health of the tree throughout the process.
Permits and Plan Review Program: Works with the developer and building community to review construction plans, provide tree preservation and planting recommendations, and issue applicable permits.
Tree Restitution and Replacement Program: Works in coordination with borough forestry and other city agencies to carry out the protocol and policy of tree restitution and replacement.
This position would support one or more of the programs listed above.
• Under general supervision, perform challenging and responsible administrative work for the Forestry, Horticulture and Natural Resources division, specifically in the Tree Preservation Team.
• Act as the main public liaison for the Tree Preservation Program, including tracking and responding to official correspondence and fielding questions from the public about the program.
• Perform data entry and analysis and reporting for the Tree Preservation Program.
• Process payments, track budgets, and manage and reconcile data tracked in multiple databases.
• Research and compose correspondence for constituents and elected officials on behalf of the Parks Commissioner, Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs, Directors and Foresters before established deadlines.
• Support Forestry collaborations with other agencies and Parks divisions including the management of customer service content.
• Develop and implement correspondence templates and resources for use within the division and Borough Forestry offices.
• Assist with community outreach, the development of customer service strategies, and represent the agency at public forums, meetings, and conferences.
• Perform other administrative duties as required by the Tree Preservation Senior Staff.
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" 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 within 90 days of hire for all other candidates.
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and one year of experience in English, Writing or Communications.
2. Excellent reading, writing, and editing skills, with strong attention to detail.
3. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
4. Experience managing and tracking payments and budgets.
5. Excellent administrative and inter-personal skills, including verbal communication with both colleagues and constituents.
6. Interest in environmental studies, forestry, and/or government relations.
7. Generally tech-savvy; experience with ArcGIS and/or ForMS is a plus.
8. Valid New York State driver license.