TITLE/GRADE/SALARY HIRING RATE: Park Director 3, M3, $100,492 (includes $3,026 location pay)
WORK LOCATION: Shirley Chisholm State Park, Brooklyn, NY, Kings County
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time
WORK SCHEDULE: Variable – 40 hours/week
The New York City Region of the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is one of eleven Regions in New York State operating 180 State Parks and 37 Historic Sites. The New York City Region covers 5 counties; New York, Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island) and Bronx. Facilities consist of: 8 parks and 1 historic site, 2 swimming facilities, an ice skating rink, numerous organized sports and recreation programs and 1 educational/nature center. Each facility is host to numerous seasonal and annual programs, events and holiday tours. https://www.parks.ny.gov/regions/new-york-city/default.aspx
Shirley Chisholm State Park
Shirley Chisholm State Park is the newest and largest park in the New York City Region. Named for Shirley Chisholm, the Brooklyn-born trailblazer who was the first African-American Congresswoman, as well as the first woman and African-American to run for President. The new park will feature 10 miles of trails for hiking and biking, including bike connector paths that will ultimately join the Pennsylvania and Fountain Avenue properties, waterfront access for kayaking, pop-up environmental education, a pier with a shade structure, picnic areas, concessions, comfort facilities, welcome and wayfinding signage and a park office. Also planned for the park are a new amphitheater for live events, an environmental education center, lawn patios and a cable ferry or a connector bridge over the water to link the Pennsylvania and Fountain Properties.
Under the general direction of the Park Director 4, M-4, the Park Director 3 directs and supervises a Park Director 1 (Environmental) and park maintenance, environmental education and operations staff. Other duties include, but are not limited to:
Bachelor’s degree or higher in park or recreation management, public administration, business administration, engineering, landscape architecture, architecture, forestry, environmental studies, environmental, natural or physical science, or a closely related field AND EITHER six (6) years of experience with a large and well-organized park and recreation system OR six (6) years of administrative experience which includes responsibility for organizing and directing a major program or group of programs. The experience described above must include EITHER three (3) years of supervisory experience OR one (1) year of management experience. A combination of education and experience may be substituted for the degree on a year for year basis.
It is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe their experience, and demonstrate that they meet the agency’s operating needs. You may obtain an Employment Application from your local park office, the New York City region’s administrative headquarters, or download an application from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website at https://parks.ny.gov/employment/park-employment.aspx . Please forward your application and resume, if available, to: Albany.Employment@parks.ny.gov or mail to Lynne Harting, NYS OPRHP, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12238. If you have any questions concerning the position, please contact Scott Matson at (212) 866-3100.
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