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NYC Parks: Natural Resources Designer /Assistant Landscape Architect

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2023

The Division of Environment and Planning aims to protect, restore, and expand New York City’s green spaces and natural areas to maximize their benefits for environmental and community health and resilience. The Natural Resources Group within Environment and Planning manages over 10,000 acres of natural areas across the five boroughs, including forests, grasslands, and wetlands, and has secured tens of millions of dollars of grant from state, federal and private sources over the past decades to fund the restoration and management across these ecosystems.

Major Responsibilities
• Under supervision, perform landscape architectural work of moderate difficulty and responsibility for the Natural Resources Capital Design & Construction Team.
• Work with staff scientists to determine design solutions which maximize ecological function and or reduce ecological impacts.
• Conduct site investigations to evaluate drainage area, flow, soil permeability, groundwater, and other site conditions to determine feasibility of wetland restoration, stormwater green infrastructure, and other natural resource designs.
• Use Adobe Suite and other software, prepare suitable graphics and presentations to communicate design intent.
• Use AutoCAD and other software, prepare and/or manage the preparation of contract drawings.
• Develop specifications, cost estimates and estimates of quantities for the proposed work.
• Obtain all internal and external approvals for proposed designs.
• Review sites and designs with other members of team as well as construction and maintenance personnel.
• Monitor construction operations for compliance with contract specifications and documents; review and resolve design conflicts during construction. Assess and monitor progress of construction by reviewing and approving requests for Information, submittals and shop drawings.
• Conduct site inspections for quality assurance.
• Assist landscape architects and project managers with the above tasks.



$57,078 - $65,640

Work Location:

Baby Queensbridge Park, Queens

Number of Positions:


Submitters Name:

Jerrell Lewis

Submitters Email:

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