DEP’s Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis (BEPA) is seeking a Landscape Architect to
manage the development of ecologically based green infrastructure projects from consultant and New
York City Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) in-house teams. The duties of the position will
include the initiation and review of designs (Schematic through 100% Design Documents), utilizing
information from existing technical reports, specific site surveys and other information. The successful
applicant will be responsible for managing a portfolio of multiple concurrent large and complex on-site
green infrastructure projects in order to increase stormwater capture on site and improve receiving
waterbody water quality.
Under the direction of the Managing Director, the Landscape Architect will perform the usual duties as a
head of a major landscape architectural section, or the equivalent. The successful candidate will plan,
assign and review the work of subordinates, prepare progress reports, and may represent an agency in
relations with other governmental agencies and departments, contractors and their representatives,
consultants, and the public. He/she shall also perform highly skilled technical work in the preparation of
important and complex green infrastructure landscape architectural plans and designs. Prepare reports
and make recommendations regarding landscaping features, problems of alternative sites and proposed
spatial organizations or utilizations. Advise on the development of landscaping maps and data for existing
conditions and for new or proposed additions or changes. Supervise the preparation of contract drawings,
specifications, and estimates of quantities; evaluate bids, contractors’ and consultants’ performances to
recommend award of contracts for landscape projects. Supervise the inspection of grading, planting and
other landscaping operations to secure compliance with contracts and for conformity with acceptable
techniques and established standards of landscape architectural practice; may sign and seal landscape
architectural and other official documents, when assigned in writing; and may operate a motor vehicle.
Knowledge of native regional plant materials is required.
Other responsibilities will include coordination and communication both within DEP Bureaus and
interagency staff. Knowledge of community planning and development, theories, practices and programs
is essential. The successful candidate will also assist in maintaining project schedules and costs.