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City of New York Seasonal City Park Worker in New York, New York

Job Description

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by

supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and

hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the

country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP delivers more than 1.1 billion gallons per day of the highest

quality drinking water to 8.5 million NYC residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York,

and has a wastewater conveyance and treatment system capable of processing over 1.3 billion gallons of

wastewater per day to protect the environment and the city’s surrounding waterways.

The Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis (BEPA) is responsible for design and construction of

Green Infrastructure in NYC and maintenance operations of all constructed Green Infrastructure assets.

To date, DEP has constructed over 11,000 assets in Queens, Brooklyn and Bronx in which majority of

these assets are located within the public right of way comprised of rain gardens, infiltration basins,

porous panels and medians. More information on NYC Green Infrastructure Program can be found at

DEP is in partnership with various City agencies to construct green infrastructure rain gardens, for the

purposes of stormwater capture and improved water quality of NYC waterways. The majority of rain

gardens will be sited in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. DEP is responsible for the maintenance and

upkeep of these green infrastructure systems. Green infrastructure rain gardens combine engineered

stormwater capture with the natural elements of soils and plants, and require particular and specialized

care and maintenance.

As City Park Workers, the selected candidates will assist in general maintenance work, including edging,

seeding, snow removal, cultivating, fertilizing, trimming, sweeping, removal of sediments and raking of

litter; clean and maintain facilities including drainage structures; perform minor repair work including but

not limited to plumbing, masonry, carpentry, metal work and vehicle and equipment repair; drive vehicles

and operate certain other motorized equipment; perform safety checks on facilities and equipment; and

may move furniture, climb and perform other physical activities as required in the performance of

assigned duties.

Environmental Conditions: Some of the environmental factors that the candidate will face performing this

job include walking for extended periods of time, entering the rain gardens, and working in extreme heat

or cold.


Qualification Requirements

  1. There are no formal education or experience requirements for this position.

  2. A Motor Vehicle Driver's License valid in the State of New York is required.

  3. Ability to read and to understand and obey orders is required.

  4. There are certain medical and physical requirements.

Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.