Job Type: Permanent
Salary Details: $65,205 – $95,993

Are you looking for a career with meaning and purpose? 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.  NYCDEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country. 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 (BWS) employs nearly 1,000 people who are responsible for the management, operation, and protection of New York City’s upstate water supply system, associated facilities and aqueducts, over 100 miles of road, 55 bridges, and approximately 150,000 acres of watershed lands. BWS is also responsible for the overall management and implementation of the provisions of the City’s $1.5 billion Watershed Protection Program and for ensuring the City’s compliance with the provisions of the Filtration Avoidance Determination. Within BWS, we have diverse roles and responsibilities, and each of us contributes to the same mission of reliably providing New York City with its most valuable natural resource. 

The Bureau of Water Supply seeks to hire a City Planner II for a position with Invasive Species Program, Ecological Research and Assessment Section, Natural Resources Division, Watershed Protection Programs Directorate, located in Kingston, New York.

Through research and monitoring programs, Ecological Research and Assessment (ERA) Section supports management of City lands, regulatory reviews, partnership programs and a wide range of watershed protection and management programs. Understanding and managing the wetlands, streams, lakes, ponds and reservoirs in the watershed and their relationship with the uplands is very important for assessing their condition and identifying and mitigating potential water quality threats.

Under supervision, of the Restoration Ecologist, the City Planner II will serve as Restoration Planting Specialist and will perform field surveys, management activities, data collection and analysis, permit/project reviews, and procurement-related and administrative tasks.

Specific duties include:

  • Reviewing project plans, environmental impact statements, and other technical documents to provide recommendations for site restoration and landscaping to reestablish a representative native plant community at the conclusion of Capital and other projects.
  • Assisting the Restoration Ecologist in the planning and execution of natural landscape design restoration activities to restore native plant communities for water quality protection, habitat, and climate adaptation, in identifying and managing invasive species, and in planning restoration design and layout.
  • Conducting field work including surveying, removing and monitoring invasive species (both aquatic and terrestrial), implementing and monitoring restoration sites, collecting and managing field data using standard methods in support of the Invasive Species Management Strategy and other Bureau initiatives such as open habitat and forest management.
  • Entering, maintaining, analyzing, and summarizing field, Geographic Information System (GIS), and Global Positioning System (GPS) data to support the preparation of presentations, maps, reports, and other deliverables.
  • Assisting with various administrative functions such as procurement, equipment inventories, and memoranda preparation to support program initiatives.
  • Providing information to the public in the form of educational programs, presentations, outreach events.

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

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DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success of our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job. 

We appreciate your interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only candidates under consideration will be contacted.