Hydrologist for FHNR

Mayor's Office of Contract Services - Manhattan, NY
$75,504 - $86,830 a year

Job details Salary $75,504 - $86,830 a year Full Job Description Job Description

The mission of Forestry, Horticulture and Natural Resources (FHNR) is to protect, restore, expand, and manage New York City’s natural spaces and green infrastructure to maximize their benefits and promote their value within and outside of the urban ecosystem.

Major Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Wetlands Program Manager in the Forestry, Horticulture and Natural Resources (FHNR), provide technical expertise in the fields of hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and stormwater management for natural resource assessment, protection, restoration design, and watershed management across NYC parkland.
  • Help assure that the agency complies with wetland, stormwater management, and other environmental regulations and restoration performance standards.
  • Assess and monitor hydrologic and physical conditions and processes of coastal shorelines, tidal and freshwater wetlands and streams, including sedimentation and erosion, stream flow and stormwater runoff.
  • Manage a variety of monitoring and assessment, watershed management, and ecological or aquatic restoration projects.
  • Supervise staff that assist in monitoring, site assessment, and data collection to support natural resource management.
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret data and present results using field and desktop assessments, using Hydrologic Engineering Centers River Analysis System, ArcInfo, or other tools to model, map, visualize, and analyze data.
  • Review and analyze engineering plans and designs of capital construction projects to assess impacts to parkland and water resources; provide recommendations and guidelines and coordinate with other city, state, and federal agencies to ensure these are implemented.
  • Analyze data to support development of restoration designs for shorelines, wetlands, streams, and other aquatic systems.
  • Prepare maps, figures, and final reports to submit to the public, funders, collaborators, internal staff and regulatory agencies.


Minimum Qual Requirements

1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.

NOTE:
Probationary Period
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Preferred Skills

1. Advanced degree in an environmental science, ecology, natural resource management or a related field.
2. Excellent writing, organizational and interpersonal skills, including ability to work in a team.
3. Field experience conducting hydrologic or fluvial geomorphic monitoring.
4. Knowledge of erosion control and storm water pollution prevention techniques.
5. Demonstrated experience in field mapping, surveying and using related equipment (e.g. GPS, RTK or total stations).
6. Experience with watershed-scale management or stream and wetland restoration design.
7. Strong GIS, spatial and statistical analysis, and data management skills.
8. Experience reviewing and evaluating construction plans and specifications for the purpose of developing monitoring reports.
9. In-depth understanding of wetlands and storm water regulations.
10. Valid New York State driver license.

Additional Information

NOTE: All resumes must be received no later than the last day of the posting period. References will be required upon request.

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To Apply

Parks Employees:
1. From a Parks computer: Access Employee Self Service (ESS) from the Parks Intranet under Applications or use this link: https://hrb.nycaps.nycnet/. Once in ESS, go to Recruiting then Careers and search for Job ID# 494958. Do not access ESS using nyc.gov/ess from a Parks computer.

Parks & City Employees:
2. From a Non-Parks computer: Access Employee Self Service (ESS) by going to nyc.gov/ess or use this link: https://a127-ess.nyc.gov/. Once in ESS, go to Recruiting then Careers and search for Job ID# 494958.

Include your ERN and Job ID# 494958 on your cover letter and resume.

All other applicants:
Go to nyc.gov/careers/search and search for Job ID# 494958.

Work Location

Arsenal North, Manhattan

Residency Requirement

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 within 90 days of hire for all other candidates.
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