Director of Conservation at NYC department of Parks’ Forestry, Horticulture and Natural Resources

Director of Conservation

The NYC department of Parks’ Forestry, Horticulture and Natural Resources division seeks applicants for Director of Conservation to oversee conservation, natural area protection and adaptive management programs. Work with other senior staff and division ecologists to manage and contribute to the development of thorough and timely environmental review of proposals, designs and impact statements with the potential of impacting Parks’ 10,000 acres of forests, wetlands, and grasslands. Monitor active projects constructed by other divisions, agencies and private entities impacting natural areas.

Preferred Qualifications:
Excellent understanding of New York City ecology including plant and animal life as well as hydrological systems. Ten or more years of field experience in monitoring, restoration or interpretation of urban natural habitats, preferably in NYC. At least 5 years experience managing staff with diverse technical expertise.
Master’s degree in an ecological field.

Deadline to apply 5/9/14:
1) Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search
2) Search for Job ID# 149030

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. More details at www.nyc.gov/parks

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