Title: Project Planner
The Planning, Parklands and Policy units of the Planning and Development Division serve as NYC Parks’ planning, real estate, environmental review, development and long-range strategy teams. The units represent the agency’s involvement in complex planning and development initiatives, environmental reviews, land use matters and resiliency efforts. They facilitate the creation of plans for new and existing parks, and advise on funding strategies. In doing so, Planning, Parklands and Policy are at the forefront of the agency’s open space agenda. They are responsible for communicating agency goals and policies and advancing plans for a vibrant, equitable, and sustainable park system that meets the recreational, social and environmental needs of our city.MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Under general direction, with latitude for independent initiative and judgment, manage a portfolio of open space planning projects, economic development projects and special initiatives for the Planning, Parklands and Policy units.
• Perform due diligence to support open space acquisitions, increased recreation amenities, improved waterfront access, resiliency planning, sustainable design, an expanded citywide greenway network and enhanced stewardship of natural resources.
• Coordinate and communicate with government agencies, stakeholders and project partners to advance the planning and implementation of Parks’ open space agenda within the context of assigned planning projects.
• Research, analyze, frame and document opportunities for new projects that advance the agency’s open space agenda.
• Represent the division and agency at project meetings. Negotiate and advocate on behalf of Parks, defending the agency’s open space goals and interests.
• Prepare master plans, strategic planning documents, high level maps, and graphics for presentations and planning documents.
• Analyze and prepare environmental studies, land use review documents, planning documents and drawings to advance open space goals.
• Prepare briefing memoranda, project schedules, budget proposals, grant applications, correspondence, reports and other related documents.
• Manage consultants working on planning documents, Uniform Land Use Review Process drawings and environmental reviews.
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.
Residency in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam or Westchester counties required for employees with over two years of city service. New York City residency required for all other candidates.
1. A master’s degree in urban planning or related field.
2. Strategic and analytic thinking, superior judgment and excellent time management and prioritization skills.
3. Strong writing, communication and negotiation skills that address the needs of supervisors and peers.
4. Strong mapping and graphic skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, mapping and graphics programs.
5. A valid New York State driver license.
Salary: $50,362 - $78,177 plus excellent benefits
Apply by 9/15/17
For external applicants, please apply through www.nyc.gov/careers
1) Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search
2) Search for Job ID#: 301881
For details about NYC Parks: www.nyc.gov/parks
References will be required upon request.