Watershed Forester – Carmel, NY

Watershed Forester
NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Carmel, NY

To apply, go to https://nyc.gov/jobs/index.page and enter the Job ID 564220 into the search bar. These jobs are located in Carmel, NY.

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water, managing wastewater and stormwater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP’s water supply system is comprised of 19 reservoirs and 3 controlled lakes throughout the system’s 2,000 square mile watershed that extends 125 miles north and west of the City.

The Bureau of Water Supply seeks to hire two (2) Associate Project Manager I for a position with the Forestry Program, Natural Resources Division, Watershed Protection Programs Directorate, located in Carmel, New York. The Forestry Program oversees DEP’s City-owned watershed lands tasked with protecting, conserving and enhancing the water quality protection afforded by watershed forests. Forest management work is based on a Watershed Forest Management Plan that documents the extent and characteristics of the City’s forested landholdings and creates goals for the desired state of the forest over the long term to best protect water quality. The Forestry Program also oversees forest management activities on City-held conservation easements within the watershed.

Under general supervision, of the East of Hudson Regional Forester, the Associate Project Manager I’s will serve as Watershed Foresters and will be responsible for designing, planning, coordinating and directing the implementation of wholistic forest restoration projects and contracts that will include multiple components, such as invasive species control, replanting of all layers of forest vegetation (over- mid- and understory), commercial timber harvesting, forest stand improvement, pre-commercial thinning, and deer exclusion. Specific duties include:

• Prioritizing forest treatments, planning effective projects, initiating procurements, making regulatory submissions, handling environmental reviews, preparing reports, and managing contractors. Communication with community stakeholders and internal audiences is also an important part of the job.

• Assisting in the development and review of program-wide forest management plans, implementation strategies, inventories, and forest assessments.

• Being responsible for developing comprehensive forest restoration project plans and GIS maps that describe all aspects and potential impacts of proposed projects.

• Representing the agency’s Forestry Program to advisory boards, coalitions, or associations, or at public meetings, workshops, tours, fairs or task forces concerning forest management. Some of these commitments may require occasional evening or weekend work.

(This is a brief description of what you might do in this position and does not include all the duties of this position.)

Preferred Skills
• Driver’s license valid in the State of New York

• Ability to travel to meetings, work facilities, and field locations, utilizing a New York City vehicle

• Knowledge and proficient use of Microsoft Office products such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

• Knowledge and proficient use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

• An unexpired pesticide applicator’s certification or license, and experience with chemical treatment of invasive species.

• Experience in preparing and implementing silvicultural prescriptions, preferably in Northeastern forests.

• Experience in forest restoration, including large-scale planting projects and post-planting maintenance.

• Experience using a chainsaw to implement forest stand improvement work.

• Experience in timber harvest layout and administration, including use of forestry Best Management Practices.

• Experience interacting with loggers, consultants, regulators, town boards, landowners, abutters, and other parties potentially involved with timber harvests.

• Experience with GPS software, hardware, data collection, and processing. Experience with ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) ArcGIS software.

• Knowledge of forest ecology, invasive species biology and control, dendrology, forest types, stand dynamics, and silviculture of northeastern forests; forest inventory data collection and processing; Best Management Practices to protect water quality; and environmental health and safety practices in forestry operations.

• Ability to navigate effectively in the woods, and to work alone outdoors in rough terrain during harsh weather conditions, sometimes with limited means of communication.

• Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written expression; to prepare and use charts, graphs, and tables; to communicate technical forestry concepts effectively to groups, including lay audiences; to work independently; to maintain accurate records; to use independent judgment to make decisions; and to act quickly in emergency situations.

• A bachelor’s degree in forest ecology, forestry, forest science, restoration ecology, natural resources management, or a directly-related field, from an accredited program and two years of full time experience in a relevant field, or a Master’s degree in the same disciplines.

To apply, go to https://nyc.gov/jobs/index.page and enter the Job ID 564220 into the search bar. These jobs are located in Carmel, NY.

Additional Information: https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/psc/nycjobs/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U

Contact Name: Amanda Locke
Contact Email: alocke@dep.nyc.gov
Contact Phone: (845) 808-1761

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