Assistant Commissioner, Landscape Program Management
NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
February 22, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Experienced
Veteran Advancement Practices:
Board of directors and/or executive team includes one or more persons with military service, Training and professional development resources designed to target veteran needs, Career transition assistance available and used by veterans (ex. internship program, training, etc.), Human Resources professionals well-versed in resources and benefits available to veterans, Accommodations available for employees with disabilities, Compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
Utilization of job boards and job fairs targeted to veteran audiences, Pre-employment skills assessment and training for veterans, Hiring personnel trained to translate military experience to related civilian occupational skills, Monitoring of current employee veteran statistics, Hiring campaigns targeted at veterans
Woman Advancement Practices:
Educational benefits or reimbursement for education/training, Management level promotion availability for part-time positions, Formal organizational salary reviews to ensure pay equity, Career counseling or planning services, Professional and/or skills development training, Opportunities for rotation into job roles important to advancement, Management training opportunities for workingwomen, Formalized women’s networks, Formalized mentoring program, Executive leadership (board of directors and/or executive team) includes at least 40% women
Flexible Scheduling (i.e. part time, compressed work week, flextime, etc.), Telecommuting, Job sharing options, Child care subsidy or reimbursement, Onsite child-care, Paid Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, Health insurance options for full-time employees, Health insurance options for part-time employees, Allowance of sick time utilization to care for family members, Management training to support the implementation of family friendly policies
Assistant Commissioner, Landscape Program Management
NYC Parks is an award-winning city agency that designs and builds public spaces for New Yorkers to connect, play and enjoy. These public spaces, representing 30,000 acres, 14% of the city’s land, encompass natural areas, parks, playgrounds, beaches, ballfields, basketball courts, athletic fields and pools. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. www.nyc.gov/parks MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
•Under the direction of the Deputy Commissioner for Capital Projects, with wide latitude for independent initiative and judgment, oversee the design and construction of Parks’ landscape portfolio of projects, including approximately 350 projects valued at $1.3 billion.
•Manage technical and professional staff of approximately 250 people responsible for planning, developing and managing the production of Capital improvements in Parks citywide. Working with the Chief of Landscape Architecture, ensure high quality design solutions, constructability reviews and easy maintenance.
•Coordinate with the Deputy Commissioner for Capital Projects, Borough Commissioners, Capital Division Chiefs and other agency divisions to establish priorities and set program goals. Ensure staffing assignments are sufficient so that projects remain on schedule and within budget.
•Coordinate with other Parks divisions, external oversight agencies and agency partners including the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, NYC Economic Development Corporation and NYC and NYS Departments of Transportation to prioritize the implementation of the landscape architecture project portfolio.
•Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the Assistant Commissioner for Architecture and Engineering Program Management to accomplish agency Capital goals and ensure well-coordinated designs.
•Work with division leadership to resolve high-level issues in design, procurement and construction in order to meet time and budget restrictions.
•Work with the Chiefs of Strategic Initiatives, Landscape Architecture and Construction to standardize agency protocols and goals. Assist with formulating training strategies for career development and staff retention.
1.A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, business administration, or public administration, and five years of full-time satisfactory experience in the planning, administering or expediting of engineering design, and/or construction, or coordinating a very large engineering project, two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or 2.A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and nine years of experience as described in "1" above; two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or 3.Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. An accredited Master's degree in one of the disciplines described in "1" above, a law degree, or a valid New York State license as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect or Landscape Architect may be substituted for one year of the required experience. However, all candidates must have the two years of the administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in "1" above.
Job ID# 333588
A valid New York State Registration as a Landscape architect is required. In addition, candidates must have six (6) years of full-time paid experience in landscape architectural work, at least two (2) years of which shall have been as an administrative landscape architect. Residency in one of the five boroughs of New York City required within 90 days of hire. PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS
1.A valid New York State Registration as a Landscape Architect and at least ten years in a supervisory capacity overseeing multiple Landscape Architecture projects. 2.Experience with the operation, design and construction of the city’s infrastructure system. 3.Experience working in NYC government and knowledge required to lead government employees. 4.Strong leadership skills, with the capacity to create a solid team environment. 5.Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, customer service, organizational and presentation skills. 6.Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, prioritize among competing needs and respond quickly to requests for information. 7.Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. 8.Driver license valid in the State of New York.
Salary: $140,000 - $160,000 plus excellent benefits
Apply by 3/09/2018
For external applicants, please apply through www.nyc.gov/careers 1)Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search 2)Search for Job ID#: 333586 OR 333588