Borough Commissioner

Title: Borough Commissioner

NYC Parks is the steward of over 30,000 acres of land – 14 percent of New York City – including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets. We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds, 1,800 basketball courts, 550 tennis courts, 65 public pools, 51 recreational facilities, 15 nature centers, 14 golf courses and 14 miles of beaches. We care for 1,200 monuments and 23 historic house museums. We look after 600,000 street trees and two million more in parks. We are New York City’s principal providers of recreational and athletic facilities and programs. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events and cultural festivals.

NYC Parks offers a competitive benefits package, including pension, excellent health plans, generous vacation/sick days and a work-life balance.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under the direction of the Agency Commissioner and First Deputy Commissioner with direct report to the first Deputy Commissioner serve as chief executive officer for all borough activities.
  • Oversee capital project development and support of public programs for the borough and work collaboratively with citywide divisions on agency priorities and initiatives.
  • Develop and formulate expense and capital budget priorities and personnel staffing requests for the borough. Work closely with senior management on the administration of budget and park construction and reconstruction projects.
  • Monitor all aspects of the borough services such as maintenance and operations, administration, budget, technical services, forestry and horticulture.
  • Manage community relations and public information related to borough events and operations.
  • As the Commissioner’s representative, meet with the Borough President, City Council members, community boards, neighborhood associations, environmental groups, sports and cultural organizations and other interest groups to address general policy issues and community matters.
  • Work closely with the Mayor’s Office and other city agencies regarding all concerns associated with park issues including security and maintenance.
  • Promote community involvement and volunteer programs in the operation of the borough’s parks and programs.
  • Work with officials at other city, state and federal agencies to deliver services to constituents.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of full-time experience in one or more of the following fields: park management, park or urban rehabilitation, urban or regional planning, horticulture or forestry, historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, recreation, public sector budgeting, or related fields, at least 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or in supervision of professional staff working in any of the above mentioned areas; or
  2. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above. However, all candidates must have the 18 months of administrative, managerial, executive, or supervisory experience as described in “1” above.

Residency in one of the five boroughs of New York City required within 90 days of hire.

PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Five plus years of management experience at a high-level.
  2. Public/non-profit management experience a plus.
  3. Excellent communication skills including public speaking, writing and handling press and public information requests.
  4. Strong ability to create and manage budgets and projects, and experience working with public officials and a wide variety of partnership organizations.
  5. Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Management, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Journalism or Law.
  6. A valid New York State driver license.

Salary: $177,000 plus excellent benefits

Open Until 4/15/2022

Work Location: TBD

For external applicants

Go to nyc.gov/careers/search and search for Job ID# 526888

References will be required upon request.

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