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NYC Parks: Landscape Construction Project Resident/Assistant Landscape Architect

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2023

NYC Parks is an award-winning city agency that designs and builds public spaces for New Yorkers to connect, play and enjoy. These public spaces, representing 30,000 acres or 14% of the city’s land, encompass natural areas, parks, playgrounds, beaches, ballfields, basketball courts, athletic fields and pools.

The Landscape Architecture unit in the Capital Division is the creative force that imagines and defines the aesthetics and usage of new and refurbished public spaces. These designs impact neighborhood growth, public health and fun in communities throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

Major Responsibilities

    • Under supervision, assist in all aspects of the landscape construction portion of general construction projects, especially the preservation of existing plant materials during site development.
    • Assist the Director of Landscape Construction in overseeing all matters relating to landscape construction, such as directing landscape contractors, suppliers and arborists.
    • Monitor landscape operations for compliance with contract specifications and documents.
    • Analyze topsoil and other horticultural construction submittals for approval.
    • Hand-select and tag quality plant material at nurseries.
    • Write official reports and memoranda.
    • Maintain a database of landscape construction operations.


Qualification Requirements

  1. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in landscape architecture from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and one year of full-time satisfactory experience in landscape architectural work; or
  2. A valid New York Registration as a Landscape Architect.

 Note: Landscape Architects with out-of-state registration are welcome to apply provided that reciprocal New York State registration is obtained prior to hire.

 This position is exempt from NYC residency requirements.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications


  1. Strong and enthusiastic interest in horticulture.
  2. Ability to read and interpret design and construction drawings, as well as other contract documents.
  3. Technical knowledge of horticultural construction, general construction and landscape design. Competent knowledge of arboriculture and tree pruning.
  4. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  5. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  6. Knowledge of AutoCAD, PhotoShop, PowerPoint and 3D rendering a plus.
  7. 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# 580299. 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# 580299. 

Include your ERN and Job ID# 580299 on your cover letter and resume.

All other applicants:

Go to and search for Job ID# 580299.




$57,078 - $65,640

Work Location:

Olmsed Center, Queens, NY

Number of Positions:


Submitters Name:

Rachel Love

Submitters Email:

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