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New York City Parks Seek Wildlife & Fisheries Ecologist

October 21, 2019

Position Title                                                                                                                                                                                       NYC Parks
Wildlife & Fisheries Ecologist                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


Job Description

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. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Under the direction of the Senior Scientist, with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative, develop and implement monitoring, evaluation, and assessment projects aimed at improving effective protection, management and restoration of NYC Parks natural areas.
  •  Provide guidance and comment on proposals and plans from other agencies that have an impact on the restoration, protection and management of the City’s forests, wetlands and grasslands.
  •  Conduct faunal surveys in a variety of habitats, analyze and summarize data, produce final reports, and develop recommendations to support protection, conservation, and adaptive management across multiple ecosystems.
  •  Provide expertise in the development of ecological restoration designs based on site history and condition, existing species composition, appropriate plant material, soil and hydrologic properties, and restoration goals.
  •  Provide scientific expertise and assistance to FHNR staff and collaborators, and develop partnerships with potential project stakeholders, including community groups and external researchers as appropriate.
  •  Supervise interns and field staff and manage associated data and equipment.
  •  Provide technical guidance for preparing permits, especially in regard to rare, threatened, or endangered species protection and management.
  •  Prepare presentations and reports for funders, collaborators, the agency, and the public.
 
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
  •  (1) A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  •  (2) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time experience in the appropriate field of specialization, including one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  •  (3) Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative, or research capacity as described in “2” 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.
 
Salary: $80,000 - $90,000 plus excellent benefits
 
Apply by 11/01/19
 

For external applicants, please apply through www.nyc.gov/careers
Search for Job ID# 415323

 

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