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New York City Department of Parks & Recreation – Junior Landscape Architect-

Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2023

As stewards of nearly 14 percent of New York City’s land, NYC Parks builds and maintains clean, safe and accessible parks citywide and programs those sites with recreational, cultural and educational activities for people of all ages. Through this work, NYC Parks improves people’s lives, providing outlets for creative expression, opportunities for healthy recreation and exposure to the restorative beauty of the natural world.

The Capital Projects division, which is charged with the design and construction of parks, is looking for Junior Landscape Architects to join our team of over 100 landscape architects who work on nearly $1.4 billion dollars in active projects.

Major Responsibilities

    • Under direct supervision of a Registered Landscape Architect, perform entry-level landscape architectural work in the field and office.
    • Assist in the preparation of contract drawings, specifications, estimates of cost and quantities and materials research.
    • Assist in the design development, existing conditions analysis, landscape plans and graphic presentations.

Qualification Requirements

    1. A Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture or a Bachelor or a Master of Landscape Architecture from an accredited college or university.

This position is exempt from NYC residency requirements.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

    1. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, organizational abilities and self-motivation.
    1. Proficiency in AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketchup, as demonstrated in a portfolio or link on resume.*
    1. Adept at creating presentations with InDesign and PowerPoint.
    1. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
    1. A driver license valid in New York State.

How to Apply

Parks Employees:

    • From a Parks computer: Access Employee Self Service (ESS) from the Parks Intranet under Applications or use this link: https://hrb.nycaps.nycnet/. Once in ESS, go to Careers and search for Job ID# 573671. Do not access ESS using from a Parks computer.


Parks & City Employees:

    • From a Non-Parks computer: Access Employee Self Service (ESS) by going to gov/ess or use this link: Once in ESS, go to Careers and search for Job ID# 573671.


All other applicants:

Go to and search for Job ID# 573671.

POST DATE: 02/17/2023                                                 POST UNTIL: 03/17/2023

 NOTE: All resumes must be received no later than the last day of the posting period. References will be required upon request.  



$55,000 - $60,000

Work Location:

Olmsed Center, Queens, NY

Number of Positions:


Submitters Name:

Rachel Love

Submitters Email:

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