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Seasonal Positions

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Seasonal Positions

City Park Worker (PDF, 74 KB)
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Assist in general maintenance work, including lawn mowing, edging, seeding, snow removal, cultivating, fertilizing, sod laying and hedge trimming, sweeping and raking of litter and emptying of receptacles. • Clean and maintain facilities including comfort stations. • Perform minor repair work including but not limited to plumbing, masonry, electrical, painting, carpentry, metal work and vehicle and equipment repair. • Drive vehicles and operate certain other motorized equipment. • Perform safety checks on facilities and equipment. • May move furniture, climb and perform other physical activities as required in the performance of assigned duties.
Consultant Project Manager (PDF, 124 KB) New
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Under direction of the Director of Green Infrastructure, plan, coordinate and direct the implementation of design and construction of large and/or complex capital projects. • Manage multiple consultant landscape architectural design contracts for new and remodeled Parks facilities within an established schedule and budget. • Lead scoping meetings with project stakeholders to identify project goals. Liaise with project stakeholders to keep them apprised of progress. • Develop requests for proposals for landscape architectural services. • Monitor the progress of consulting landscape architects to ensure designs are well-thought-out and balance the aesthetics, scope requirements and maintenance constraints. Utilizing AutoCAD and other software programs, review consultant submissions for completeness and compliance with Agency goals such as high quality design, sustainability and durability. Coordinate other professional reviews such as architectural design and engineering trades. • Manage project milestones to ensure timely completion of work. • Review designs with Agency staff including landscape architects, engineers, construction staff and maintenance personnel. • Present projects to other governmental agencies and departments, contractors and their representatives, consultants, community members and the general public as required. • Ensure all necessary regulatory City, State and Federal agency approvals are received prior to issuance of bid. • Review and approve consultant payment requests. Coordinate with Agency budget and accounting units to ensure efficient contract registration and payments. • Monitor progress of construction, including consultant’s review and approval of shop drawings. Conduct occasional site inspections for quality assurance.
Gardener I (PDF, 114 KB)
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Assist in the planting and cultivating of trees, flowers and shrubs including tasks such as digging up, balling, burlapping, transplanting trees and shrubs, digging up and transplanting sod, potting flowers and plants as well as propagating plant life and pruning and spraying trees, shrubs and plants. • Assist in the maintenance and operations of greenhouses and nurseries. • Prepare soil and seed beds. Grade, sod, weed, mulch and mow lawns. Repair damaged planted areas, fertilizing and watering soil. • Assist in and perform tasks involved in the operation and care of hand and power gardening tools and equipment. Make necessary operating adjustments to same; report needs for repairs and replacements to supervisor. • Perform simple record keeping and prepare simple written reports. • Drive vehicles and operates other motorized equipment incidental to the performance of duties. • May supervise seasonal employees, as well as volunteers. • As directed, perform tasks in connection with cleaning grounds and painting fixtures and equipment.
This is one of the best jobs in New York City and a guaranteed way to be in top physical condition while helping to keep millions of New Yorkers safe.
NYS Licensed Land Surveyor (PDF, 169 KB) New
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Under the direct supervision of the Director of Survey, supervise a Survey Crew in collecting data to produce topographical maps; calculate boundary and property lines and provide information to enable CADD to produce various maps for use in support in support of City projects. In addition, will train new employees. • Assist in ensuring that all in-house surveys are completed. Handle various field and office operations related to topography and construction survey needs. • Distribute work assignments to surveyors, update completion schedules and monitor performance. • Report to the Director of Survey on daily basis and assist with all other day-to-day operations of the department. • Serve as the Survey Department's liaison and occasionally attend meetings with designers to discuss survey requirements and tailor survey to design needs for each project. • Compile all record information from various Agencies and companies such as the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Con Edison and Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). • In the absence of the Director of Survey, hold meetings with agency and other interested parties to ascertain survey needs/objectives. Provide solutions to complex surveying problems. • In the capacity of a New York State Licensed Land Surveyor, surveys, seals and signs all maps for NYC parks legal requirements.
Timing Official (Recreation Supervisor) (PDF, 80 KB)
Major Responsibilities: 1. Under supervision of the Administrator for Ocean Breeze, perform functions related to event management in regards to timing event system, equipment, computer networking, and software while maintaining event databases at Ocean Breeze, including facilitating the timing of indoor track meets. 2. Assist management in establishing membership and meet attendance goals. 3. Develop and implement meets and recreation programming, including fitness, afterschool or arts & culture programs for all age groups. 4. Preserve the condition of the facility ensuring that established health and safety standards are met. 5. Participate in departmental training and conduct training seminars. 6. Organize and promote special events. 7. Prepare reports and presentations for management. Salary: $24.80 per hour

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