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New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR)

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New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR)

NYC Parks is an award-winning city agency that builds and cares for public spaces for New Yorkers to connect, play and enjoy. These public spaces, encompassing over 5,000 properties and 14% of the city’s land and coastline, include seawalls and waterfronts, pedestrian bridges, beaches and boardwalks, parks and playgrounds, historic houses, recreation centers and pools. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  www.nyc.gov/parks.

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Job Location:
New York, NY, United States
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Secondary Category:
Civil Engineer
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Full Time
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•    Under direction, with great latitude for the exercise of independent judgment or action, and as an integral part of the Capital Needs Assessment team, perform structural condition assessments of NYC Parks’ physical assets, including buildings and infrastructure, in accordance with inspection protocols, state and local regulations and agency guidelines.
•    Conduct field inspections to identify structural defects and recommend potential interventions to improve overall asset condition and meet benchmark performance requirements.  Prepare detailed inspection reports to support condition assessment findings and certify inspection results against applicable building codes. 
•    Collect and capture asset information to build and improve upon the accuracy of Parks’ asset inventories. 
•    Maintain inspection data for use with Parks’ asset management software systems. 
•    Manage the safety, quality, schedule and efficacy of inspection work in collaboration with broader Parks stakeholders.
•    Analyze inspection data to identify trends and monitor the effectiveness of NYC Parks’ efforts to proactively maintain its assets in a steady state of good repair.
•    Collaborate effectively with other Parks technical staff, including professional cost estimators, to calculate and support cost/ benefit ratios for the purposes of project prioritization and long-term capital planning.
•    Provide technical leadership and advice on overall asset performance, cost and quality assurance measures. 

1.    Four (4) years of full-time, satisfactory experience in civil engineering work; and 
2.    A valid New York State Professional Engineer’s License. Current New York State registration as a Professional Engineer must be maintained for the duration of your employment.

A masters degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) may be substituted for one year of the civil engineering experience required in “1" above.

Special Note: In addition to above qualification requirements, to be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II, individuals must have at least one year within the last three years of experience as a major contributor or a project leader on a complex project requiring additional and specific expertise in the disciplines needed to design or construct the project.
This position is exempt from NYC residency requirements.

1.    Master’s degree in Structural Engineering or related field. 
2.    Experience in building and infrastructure works planning, scheduling and cost estimation. 
3.    Certified as a Qualified Retaining Wall Inspector (QRWI) with NYC Department of Buildings.
4.    Excellent communication and organizational skills.
5.    Proficiency in AutoCAD.
6.    Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and ArcGIS a plus.
7.    A driver license valid in New York State.

Salary: $90,000 - $104,000  

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

Open Until Filled

For external applicants, please apply through www.nyc.gov/careers
1)    Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search
2)    Search for Job ID#: 292478

For details about NYC Parks: www.nyc.gov/parks

References will be required upon request.


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