Forester
DEPT OF PARKS & RECREATION - New York, NY

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  • Under general supervision, perform advanced professional forestry functions in the field and office.
  • 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.
Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional, or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) with specialization in Forestry or a related subject, or;

2. A Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional, or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) with 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, accredited by regional, national, professional, or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) with specialization in Forestry or a related subject and 3 years of full time professional experience in forestry or arboricultural work or;

4. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1", "2", or “3" above; however, you must have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree to qualify for this position.

Driver License Requirement: By the time you are appointed to this position, you must have a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York. Serious moving violations, license suspension or accident record may disqualify you. This license must be maintained for the duration of your employment.

Preferred Skills

1. Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experience working with the public.

3. Ability to work independently.

To Apply

To apply, please submit cover letter & resume with JVN # to:
David Terhune, Director of Personnel

City of New York/Parks & Recreation

24 West 61st Street, 2nd floor

New York, NY 10023

Email: grow@parks.nyc.gov

Fax: (917) 849-6490

Attention: JVN # 846-12-90694

Notice to Parks employees – include your ERN on all correspondence.

Work Location

TBD

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position

POSTING DATE:
POST UNTIL:
12/14/2012

Until Filled

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