c. Elizabeth Keegin Colley

Prospect Park Alliance sustains, restores and advances Prospect Park to benefit the diverse communities we serve, in partnership with the City of New York.

The Alliance

Forestry Technician (full-time)

 

The Prospect Park Alliance is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with City of New York and the community to restore, maintain and operate Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s flagship Park. The Alliance cares for the natural environment, preserves historic design, and serves the community by providing public programming and Park amenities. Recently, the Prospect Park Alliance completed Lakeside, the most ambitious project in Prospect Park since its creation. The 26-acre redesign of the southeast corner of the Park features the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, designed by the architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams in collaboration with the Alliance, which provides seasonal ice skating, water play and a café, as well as the restoration of the surrounding landscape.

The Prospect Park Alliance is currently seeking a Forestry Technician to implement and carry out ecological restoration and park maintenance project in the park and watershed working with other Natural Resources Crew members, students, interns, volunteers, and community members. This position reports to the Natural Resources Supervisor.

Responsibilities:

  • Vegetation control of exotic invasive species using both mechanical and chemical means
  • Operation of machines and equipments, such as weed whackers, augers, chainsaws, trucks, tractors, and chippers in a safe and efficient manner
  • Maintenance of all such equipment
  • Installation of various erosion control structures such as cribbing and water bars to alleviate erosion
  • Amendment of compacted soil and installation and repair of fence to protect sites
  • Proper planting and maintenance of native trees, shrub and herbaceous species in project areas
  • Maintain edges of woodland and passive management areas throughout the growing season by mowing and weed whacking
  • Maintain all licenses necessary to carry out duties
  • Work with and instruct volunteers, interns, and students at times to accomplish various woodland tasks
  • Continues to learn more about natural ecosystems and their management whenever the opportunity arises
  • Maintain a positive work attitude by behaving and communicating in a cooperative manner with co-workers, supervisors, and the public
  • Performance of all other job-related tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor ‘s degree or higher in Biology, Ecology, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Fisheries or related field from an accredited university or two year’s field experience in any of the areas of Biology, Ecology, Forestry, or Natural Resource Management
  • NYS DEC Pesticide Applicator’s License, or able to obtain one within 6 months
  • Must have a valid NYS Driver’s License
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team

Desirable:

  • NYS Class B CDL Driver’s License in good standing
  • Membership in accepted local, state, and national societies concerned with management of natural areas
  • Certification in CPR, first aid, and lifesaving

How to apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to job312@prospectpark.org.

The Forestry Technician position is full-time year-round 40-hour per week, eligible for benefits including a tax-deferred 403(b) plan and a flexible schedule that allows working the occasional evenings, weekends and holidays.

Prospect Park Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls, please. Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.

 

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