The mission of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources is to protect, restore, expand and manage New York Cityâ€™s natural spaces and green infrastructure. The division is responsible for citywide urban forestry, ecological and horticulture initiatives. â€¢ Under general supervision, perform advanced professional forestry functions in the field and office; perform related work. â€¢ 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. â€¢ Consult with engineers, developers and contractors on a regular basis throughout projects. â€¢ Schedule and supervise field surveys and inspections to assess the conditions of trees for health, structure, insect and disease. â€¢ 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 â€¢ 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. â€¢ Examine other agency and permit applications to assess impact on trees and landscapes and/or issue tree planting permits. â€¢ Manage borough-wide tree database and track, monitor and produce reports on budgets, productivity, accomplishments and program status updates.
$50,000.00 - $52,460.00
DEPT OF PARKS & RECREATION