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Seasonal Positions

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Seasonal Positions

Auto Mechanic (PDF, 70 KB) New
POSITION DESCRIPTION 1. Under supervision, overhaul, repair and maintain engines and component assemblies used in automotive, construction and special equipment powered by internal combustion engines, motors and motor-power equipment. 2. Supervise machinist helpers, automotive service workers and other personnel as directed; train assigned machinist helpers, automotive service workers or other related personnel in the performance of various maintenance and/or repair tasks. 3. Maintain records and inventories of parts, components, supplies and materials; update the Fleet Management System (M5) and fleet repair computer system as needed and maintain clear parts orders, work orders and other records. 4. Maintain clean and safe work bays; some of the physical activities performed by Auto Mechanics and environmental conditions experienced are: working in a non-temperature controlled environment; climbing ladders; moving heavy automotive parts; carrying heavy tool boxes; crawling and working in narrow spaces; working in the vicinity of hazardous, flammable materials and solvents and engine exhaust fumes.
Auto Service Worker (PDF, 126 KB) New
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.
Bronx River Conservation Crew Apprentice (PDF, 249 KB) New
Major Responsibilities: Under general supervision, the Crew Apprentice will work in small teams to carry out river management and restoration projects, including: • Removing blockages and debris from the river. • Restoring and improving forestland, salt marshes, trails along the Bronx River. • Reducing/Controlling erosion in slopes and riverbanks. • Removing exotic invasive species of vegetation in natural areas and planting native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. • Maintain green infrastructure to capture stormwater • Increasing community input in the Bronx River resurgence and promoting ecological public education in the Bronx. • Conducting a weekly reconnaissance to identify and address problems in the river corridor • Surveying and monitoring plant survival/growth and water quality in the Bronx • Using creative energies, knowledge and abilities to solve critical environmental problems.
Challenge Course Facilitator (PDF, 178 KB)
PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or two years of experience in adventure education area related to the duties described above. • Experience using ropes, harnesses, belay systems and carabiners. • Comfortable working at heights • Experience coordinating and leading curricula-based youth and adult programs. • Driver’s License preferred. • Ability to work weekends as needed.
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.
Gardener 1 (PDF, 245 KB)
Major Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of Nursery Manager and nursery supervisory staff: • Assist in the general maintenance of nursery and greenhouse stock: weeding, watering, fertilizing; moving of stock; pulling of stock to fill orders. • Assist in the transplanting and step up of nursery and greenhouse starter materials. • Assist with preparation of soil mixes and potting operations: soil mixing and sterilization; filling of germination trays and cell packs; nursery gallon containers. • Assist with preparation, maintenance, harvesting and cleaning of foundation seed plots: lay shade cloth; plant starter plugs; weed, fertilize, water; hand harvest seed heads; dry, clean and process foundation seed. • Assist with wild seed collections; recognize species, determine seed maturity; follow randomization protocol for collecting seed; properly label collections. • Assist in and perform tasks involved in the operation and care of hand and power 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.
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.
Lifeguard
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Mobile Unit Playground Associate (PDF, 140 KB)
Major Responsibilities: • Organize free and innovative activities in parks and playgrounds for children and their families, including sports, fitness and outdoor adventure, games, arts and crafts and special events. • Engage the community by organizing recreational programming and special events. • Distribute, collect and perform minor repair and adjustments to athletic equipment and play materials, including demonstration of the application or use of the material supplied. • Inspect play areas and report evidence of unsafe or hazardous conditions. Cordon off or remove hazardous equipment. • Ensure proper health and safety standards of playground by removing broken glass, litter or other hazardous materials. • Uphold discipline and prevent disturbances within the recreational area. • Maintain accurate records.
Mobile Unit Playground Associate - Movie Van (PDF, 227 KB)
Major Responsibilities: • Travel to and from garage to various Parks around the five boroughs • Assist with the set up and break down of movie screen and audio equipment. • Work closely with Parks Managers to insure that movie showings are professionally implemented. • Assist with light maintenance and insure that movie locations are safe and feasible • Maintain accurate records such as daily vehicle trip ticket, van inventory and program sign in sheets. • Maintain mobile unit vehicle keep van neat and organized. Keep inventory of equipment and update citywide coordinator on repairs needed of vehicle and replacement of supplies.
Mobile Unit Supervisor (PDF, 93 KB)
Major Responsibilities: • Under supervision, with latitude for independent initiative and judgment, supervise mobile unit seasonal staff. • Plan, organize and supervise day-to-day operations of the Mobile Unit Program. • Provide instruction, leadership and supervision in a variety of activities including sports, fitness, in-line skating, table games, playground games and arts & crafts at various locations throughout the five boroughs. • Drive Parks’ mobile unit van with supplies to and from garage to various locations within the five Boroughs. • Work closely with Recreation staff to ensure that programs are professionally implemented. • Provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all participants and opportunity for equal participation among children. • Maintain accurate records. • Responsible for the custody and maintenance of the Mobile Unit vehicle and for reporting all needed repairs to the citywide coordinator. Ensure vehicle is neat and organized. Track and maintain inventory of equipment and submit weekly reports to Citywide Coordinator.
Movie Mobile Unit Supervisor (PDF, 155 KB)
Major Responsibilities: • Drive to and from garage to various Parks around the five boroughs. • Set up and break down of movie screen and audio equipment. • Work closely with Parks Managers to insure that movie showings are professionally implemented • Evaluate movie sites and insure that locations are safe and feasible. • Maintain accurate records such as daily vehicle trip ticket, van inventory and program sign in sheets. • Maintain mobile unit vehicle keep van neat and organized. Keep inventory of equipment and update citywide coordinator on repairs needed of vehicle and replacement of supplies.
Park Security Guard City Seasonal Aide (PDF, 21 KB) New
Job Qualifications for City Seasonal Aide/Security Guard • Must be at least 18 years of age • Must be a New York City Resident • 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 in Environmental or Criminal Justice • Military experience a plus • Related security experience
Playground Associate - Kids in Motion (PDF, 79 KB)
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Organize group or team games, tournaments, multi-game events and other formal competitive activities. • Distribute, collect and perform minor repair and adjustments to athletic equipment and play materials. • Ensure proper health and safety standards of playground by removing broken glass, litter or other hazardous materials. • Inspect play areas and reports evidences of unsafe or hazardous conditions. Cordon off or remove hazardous equipment. Write work orders for repairs. • Organize the community by attending meetings and assemble volunteers to assist in recreational programming, including teen programs, holiday events and upkeep of the playground and facilities. • Uphold discipline and prevent disturbances within the recreational area. • Accurately record and track memberships, enrollments, attendance and facility permits for membership office. • Coordinate mailing lists, fliers and correspondence for the special events division. • Maintain accurate records.
Playground Associate - Summer Sports Experience (PDF, 80 KB)
• Applicant should have experience in coaching, and or playing multiple sports, and must feel comfortable teaching skills to youth participants. • Organize and implement group or team games, tournaments, multi-game events and other formal competitive activities. • Develop various curricula to meet facility needs, facilitate skill development among participants/staff and evaluate outcomes and objectives during and after program implementation. • Demonstrate good oral communication skills, be able to take and give direction, and create and facilitate lesson plans for event management. • Document and report accurate records of attendance, incidents and injuries. • Maintain the health and safety of children under your supervision. • Ensure proper health and safety standards of areas utilized by children by removing broken, glass, litter or other hazardous materials. • Inspect play areas and report evidences of unsafe or hazardous conditions 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. • Applicants must be able to work both independently and in groups. • Applicants must be willing to travel via public transportation throughout New York City.
Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program Leader (Spanish Speaking) (PDF, 94 KB) New
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Assist in the development of the Spanish curriculum for the 10-week Fitness Instructor Training Program. • Teach basic exercise physiology, group instructional techniques, exercise programming and class design including basic aerobic choreography in Spanish. • Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations governing ACSM and ACE guidelines for Group Fitness Instructors. • Select and use training or instructional methods and procedures appropriate for multiple levels of fitness. • Facilitate effective group exercise classes and demonstrate exercises/techniques. • Evaluate trainees as they complete each phase of the 10-week Fitness Instructor Training Program, oversee attendance and outside work requirements.
Supervisor of Mechanics (Mechanical Equipment) (PDF, 129 KB) New
POSITION DESCRIPTION 1. Under general supervision supervise, and direct work assigned to personnel in connection with the repair, overhaul, and maintenance of various types of mechanical equipment, motor vehicles, and automotive equipment. 2. Oversee staff involved with the maintenance of garage facilities. Prioritize repairs and make assignments accordingly. Ensure that all automotive work is properly diagnosed and repaired in a safe and that work is completed within scheduled deadlines. Work to improve and maintain low out of service rates. Coordinate repair and training concerns with borough garages and operational staff. 3. Ensure work orders, labor, and repair invoices are entered into the Maintenance Control and Management System (MCMS) and Vehicle Out of Service (VOOS) database in a timely manner. Maintain hard files on parts room inventory as well as vehicle and small equipment repairs. 4. Advise senior management regarding the use, operation, abuse and repair of equipment. Prepare or attain incident and accident reports for all vehicles receiving non-routine repairs. 5. In coordination with borough staff set up schedules for vehicles and small equipment for Preventative Maintenance Inspections (PMIs), seasonal maintenance and Motor Vehicle Inspections (MVIs). Monitor quality of all preventive maintenance and PMIs, that they may be performed correctly and that all relevant conditions are noted and addressed. 6. Order, stock and inventory all needed parts and supplies. Administer Parts Plus and MCMS programs relating to parts and contracts. When necessary sign requisitions for service contracts, small purchase orders, parts, tools, and equipment and keep related records. Prepare repair orders for body, glass and chassis repair due to accidents. Monitor and ensure quality of outside vendor repairs. 7. Maintain clean and orderly garages that are in compliance with environmental regulations at all times. Track the storage and disposal of automotive waste products. 8. Prepare reports as requested and provide a high level of customer service.
Wildlife Area Crew Leader (PDF, 171 KB) New
POSITION DESCRIPTION Under the supervision and direction of the Urban Park Rangers, the Wildlife Area Crew Leader will work at the Rockaway Beach Endangered Species Nesting Area (RBESNA) to assist with the supervision of seasonal staff and interns, perform data entry, report writing, and other administrative tasks. Additional responsibilities may include monitoring and protecting endangered species, providing educational programs, and community outreach. The Rockaway Beach Endangered Species Nesting Area is a section of beach approximately 1 mile long (20 city blocks) and about 1 block wide. The site is home to piping plovers, least and common terns, American oyster catchers, black skimmers, and killdeer, as well as other migratory birds that use the site as a safe haven. NYC Parks is mandated by federal (Endangered Species Act) and state law to provide protection for the piping plover, a New York State Endangered and Federally Threatened species. Under supervision, Wildlife Area Crew Leader may work weekends and holidays during the season and are responsible for administrative duties, writing reports, data gathering and entering, site construction and maintenance in addition to their monitoring and protecting duties.
Wildlife Monitor (PDF, 157 KB) New
POSITION DESCRIPTION Wildlife Monitors will work at the Rockaway Beach Endangered Species Nesting Area (RBESNA) to monitor and protect endangered species, and provide educational programs and community outreach. The Rockaway Beach Endangered Species Nesting Area is a section of beach approximately 1 mile long (20 city blocks) and about 1 block wide. The site is home to piping plovers, least and common terns, American oyster catchers, black skimmers, and killdeer, as well as a other migratory birds that use the site as a safe haven. NYC Parks is mandated by federal (Endangered Species Act) and state law to provide protection for the piping plover, a New York State Endangered and Federally Threatened species. Under supervision, Wildlife Monitors may work weekends and holidays during the season and are responsible for site construction and maintenance in addition to their monitoring and protecting duties.

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