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Seasonal Positions

NYC Parks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Associate Park Service Worker (APSW)

POSITION DESCRIPTION • Under general supervision, drive vehicles and operate motorized equipment in a safe manner to perform assigned duties. • Maintain tools, equipment and vehicles and ensure they operate in proper working condition. • Effectively maintain landscape and grounds. Clean and repair facilities and ensure agency rules and regulations are followed. • Supervise assigned personnel and closely inspect work assignments to ensure all tasks are completed in a timely manner and according to agency specifications. • Maintain accurate records, track assignments and order necessary supplies.

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Auto Service Worker

POSITION DESCRIPTION 1. Under supervision, perform automotive preventive maintenance services such as inspections, battery service, patching and changing tires and oil changes and assist in performing automotive repairs. 2. Clean, wash and polish vehicles; clean interiors of vehicles. 3. Dispense gasoline and oil. Check the level and refill automotive fluids such as coolant, oil, transmission and brake fluids. 4. Assist in performing tune-ups and repairs, in shops and on the road, and in replacement of engine parts, drive trains, transmissions, steering gear and components, ignitions, heating and cooling systems, sirens and back-up warning tone systems. 5. Operate motor vehicles to test repairs. Operate a tow truck, when required. 6. May be assigned to remove and replace complete units, e.g. brake shoes, leaf springs, carburetors and other related components. 7. Assist in diagnosing leaks and brake systems and testing parts and other systems. 8. Maintain and update vehicle service and repair records.

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City Park Worker

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. A Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York is required. There are certain medical and physical requirements. Preferred Skills/Qualifications: • Ability to drive to locations in all five boroughs. • Ability to work flexible hours, nights and weekends as needed. • Bilingual English/Spanish. • Commercial Driver License a plus.

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City Seasonal Aide/Security Guard

Members of the Parks Security Service are City Seasonal Aides/Security Guards and perform routine patrols of parks, beaches, pools and related facilities to promote proper use and enjoyment of parks. Job Qualifications for City Seasonal Aide/Security Guard • Must be at least 18 years of age • Must pass a background check • Must be able to work holidays, weekends and flexible shifts Preferred Skills/Qualifications • Valid New York State Driver License • High School Diploma and 60 College credits or higher in Criminal Justice studies • Military experience a plus • Related security experience

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Data Verification Clerk

Hundreds of natural area restoration projects have been undertaken by NYC Parks, and these projects have resulted in the accumulation of approximately 90 cubic feet of permanent records containing natural area subject files, restoration planning subject files, and environmental review subject files. Many of these records are unique and one-of-a-kind for New York City and consist of the environmental history of our city, state, and region. These natural area records have been digitized and linked to a searchable database to enable remote access of records by qualified staff members. The clerical staff will work closely with the project manager to provide 100% verification of the scanned images for the archive project

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Database Administrator

Under direct supervision, with independent initiative and judgment, design and develop database tables, triggers, stored procedures and indexes. ? Write SQL scripts and create data views to validate, clean, and deliver data. ? Create, develop and organize high-quality documentation/reports that implement best practices, procedures and agency wide data standards. ? Perform database performance tuning and optimization, and implement integrity and security for accessible application databases. ? Design and implement backup and recovery procedures. ? Work as part of a team, provide user support and troubleshoot when needed.

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Electrician

POSITION DESCRIPTION • Under direction, work as an electrician on the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical systems. • Install, repair, replace and maintain electrical wiring systems and components, equipment and apparatus in or on buildings or structures in accordance with the New York City Electrical Code, pertinent plans, specifications and job orders. • Conduct tests on existing installations to determine faults and make necessary repairs. • Using a handheld device, read and update work orders, maintain records of work completed and maintain a database of information for electrical systems worked on. • In the temporary absence of supervisor, may perform the duties of that position. • Supervise assigned personnel.

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Environmental Graphic Designer

• Help execute a citywide upgrade of all park signage, including identifier, regulatory, wayfinding and historical signs • Design and layout signs within existing system, recommend improvements as needed • Conduct site visits and create detailed signage proposals and install plans • Project manage all incoming signage projects, working across different divisions to determine sign content, sizing, and placement • Liaise with internal divisions and external vendors to secure quotes and drawings, • and place orders • Manage the design of facility interiors (paint, murals, interior signage systems) • Own and maintain the agency's signage guidelines.

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Gardener I

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.

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Jr. Summer Camp Counselor

NYC Parks Summer Camp offers children ages 6 – 13 opportunities to participate in sports, fitness, and outdoor adventure. During this seven week fun-filled summer day camp children will go on trips throughout the five boroughs, participate in structured team sports, physical fitness programs, and field days, and make lasting friendships. Junior Camp Counselors will organize and implement program activities such as group team games, tournaments, multi-game events, and other formal competitive activities. Other major responsibilities include working with the Senior Counselor to assist with upholding camp rules and preventing disturbances within the recreational areas, documenting and reporting attendance, incidents and injuries, and inspecting play areas and reporting evidence of unsafe or hazardous conditions to Camp Director. Duration: eight weeks beginning July 1, 2016.

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Junior Graphic Designer

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Using NYC Parks’ brand guidelines, execute production-level design of print materials, merchandise, signage, and other collateral for various divisions of the agency; opportunity to conceptualize and execute new designs as needed. • Ensure consistency of all promotional materials. • Liaise with vendors and set up production-ready files. • Create original art and illustrations.

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Lifeguard

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.

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NYCHA Kids in Motion Playground Associate

Kids in Motion gets children in NYC “off the couch” and into playgrounds to get fit while having fun. Kids in Motion staff (Playground Associates) lead four to seven hours of free activities for children per day, including organized sports, games, fitness demos, guided walks, board games, water games and more! Duration: three months starting July 1, 2016.

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Painter

Major Responsibilities: • Under supervision, does inside and outside patching and painting of a general nature, including all coats; performs related work. • Works on and from ladders, platforms and scaffolds as jobs may require. • Erects ladders. • May rig lines and scaffolds. • Prepares, fills and primes surfaces for painting. • Mixes paint components and matches colors. • Applies paint with a brush, roller or spray gun to surfaces. • Applies plaster to surfaces including skimming walls and taping joints. • Takes proper care of all materials, tools and equipment. • Keeps work records as required. • May operate a motor vehicle in the performance of assigned duties.

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Playground Associate - Aquatics

• Assists in organizing and preparing for swim meets and other aquatic program activities including clinics, trainings and special events. • Distributes and collects equipment such as noodles, kickboards, and other aquatic related program materials. • Organizes and assist in aquatic programming and upkeep of teaching materials, forms, etc. • Participates in Aquatic Recreation special events. • Completes basic administrative functions which include answering phone, responding to emails, drafting letters, processing paperwork, faxing documents, organizing employee databases, as well as collecting and analyzing data. • Provides customer service face to face, and by phone calls and emails.

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Plumber

POSITION DESCRIPTION • Under supervision, perform work relating to the installation, alteration, maintenance and repair of piping of gas, potable water, plumbing and drainage systems. • Install, maintain and repair piping of all kinds for water, gas, storm, waste, oil and vent systems. • Set, maintain and repair plumbing fixtures, equipment and appurtenances. • Determine and requisition job materials while work is in progress. • Obtain written building permits for plumbing work to be performed. • Conduct and/or witness tests on plumbing and gas piping systems. • Prepare applications, reports, notices, sketches, layouts and other required documents. • Supervise the work of Plumber’s Helpers and in the absence of supervisor, may perform the duties of that position.

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Seasonal Urban Park Ranger

As a Seasonal Urban Park Ranger, you will work outdoors in flagship parks in all five boroughs in the greatest city in the world. Under supervision, Seasonal Urban Park Rangers, will provide nature and history-themed educational programs throughout the day. Seasonal Urban Park Rangers, will spend part of their day patrolling frequented paths helping the public appreciate the natural and historical elements of our parklands, and providing general information and a uniformed presence. Seasonal Urban Park Rangers, will be uniformed and trained to use a radio for communication, and to promptly respond to quality of life issues. 35 hours per week, including some overnights and weekends. Duration: June to August, 2016.

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Summer Camp Counselor

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Organize and implement group or team games, tournaments, multi-game events and other formal competitive activities. • Document and report accurate records of attendance, incidents and injuries. • Work closely with Camp Director and supporting staff to remain organized, follow daily schedules, report to trips and activities on time and ensure that parents are well informed. • Maintain the health and safety of children under your supervision. • Ensure proper health and safety standards of areas utilized by campers by removing broken, glass, litter or other hazardous materials. • Inspect play areas and report evidences of unsafe or hazardous conditions to Camp Director and remove children from such areas. Cordon off or remove hazardous equipment before allowing children to resume activities. • Uphold discipline and prevent disturbances within the recreational area.

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Summer Camp Counselor

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Organize and implement group or team games, tournaments, multi-game events and other formal competitive activities. • Document and report accurate records of attendance, incidents and injuries. • Work closely with Camp Director and supporting staff to remain organized, follow daily schedules, report to trips and activities on time and ensure that parents are well informed. • Maintain the health and safety of children under your supervision. • Ensure proper health and safety standards of areas utilized by campers by removing broken, glass, litter or other hazardous materials. • Inspect play areas and report evidences of unsafe or hazardous conditions to Camp Director and remove children from such areas. Cordon off or remove hazardous equipment before allowing children to resume activities. • Uphold discipline and prevent disturbances within the recreational area.

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Swim Instructor

Swim Instructors will organize and instruct tots, children, adults , and seniors in our Summer Learn to Swim Program as well as our water exercise programs, coach swim teams, supervise adult lap swim, and act as Aquatic Directors at camps in all five boroughs. Full time and part time summer job positions are available.

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Trees Count 2015! Data Collection Field Staff New

This is a six-month position, beginning in May 2016 and continuing through October 2016, 35-hour work week, typically 5 days per week. Fieldwork will take place in all five boroughs of New York City, predominately in Queens and Brooklyn. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES Under the supervision of a Data Collection Supervisor, work in field teams of two. Field Staff will: • Collecting individual tree data, including tree location; biophysical data, such as species and size; and specific site conditions and observations. • Conducting quality assurance of previously collected data. • Train and lead interns, Parks staff, and/or volunteers in tree collection.

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Two-Month Kids in Motion Playground Associate

Kids in Motion gets children in NYC “off the couch” and into playgrounds to get fit while having fun. Kids in Motion staff (Playground Associates) lead four to seven hours of free activities for children per day, including organized sports, games, fitness demos, guided walks, board games, water games and more! Duration: two months starting July 1.

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