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Manager of Forestry Maintenance Contracts

NYC Parks, NY

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.
Major Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Deputy Chief of Tree Planting and Maintenance Contracts, with some latitude for independent judgment and decision-making, develop, promulgate, and uphold standards and protocols for tree care, preservation, and replacement for street, park and natural area trees.

Manage all aspects of the Forestry Maintenance Contracts program, including staff, contracts, budgets, operations, reporting, policies and procedures.

Research latest industry performance and safety standards; apply findings to new forestry contracts.

Initiate the recruitment of new forestry vendors, emphasizing the utilization of MWBE contractors.

Coordinate with borough forestry staff to ensure that contract management protocols are followed consistently across the city.

Prepare briefings, reports, evaluations, budgets and correspondence.

Provide regular updates on the status of various projects and programs and ensure that projects advance in a timely manner.

Support the division and agency in response to forestry storm events, including representing Parks on the Downed Trees Task Force.
1.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
2.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 is required within 90 days of hire for all other candidates.
1.A master’s degree from an accredited university in forestry or a related subject; or 7 years of experience in tree preservation, protection and planting.
2.Certification as “Arborist” by the International Society of Arboriculture.
3.Excellent writing, administrative and inter-personal skills. Strong leadership skills and capacity to reconcile input from multiple stakeholders while meeting overall organizational objectives.
4.Experience with and understanding of construction techniques and building requirements and ability to comprehend road, building and construction plans.
5.Strong knowledge of agency divisions and/or government operations.
6.Valid New York State driver license.
How to Apply
All Applicants:
Click here to apply: Program Manager of Forestry Maintenance Contracts OR
Go to and search for Job ID# 596479.
*Current City Employees please include your ERN and Job ID# 596479


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