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Field Scientist

New York NY

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.



• Under the direction of Directors and Program Managers in the FHNR division, provide technical and field assistance for the restoration and management of natural resources throughout the city and assure that the agency is in compliance with wetlands, stormwater management and other environmental regulations and restoration performance standards.

• Assist senior staff in conducting ecological and environmental monitoring in the city’s sub-tidal estuaries, streams, tidal and freshwater wetlands, shorelines, grasslands and forests. Assist in organizing field equipment and managing interns.

• Conduct vegetation monitoring, including plant identification and above- and belowground sample collection, in restored and existing ecosystems. Collect soil/sediment samples and conduct basic soil analysis.

• Conduct water quality, fish and shellfish, benthic and other aquatic species monitoring, independently or with community partners and volunteers.

• Compile, analyze and interpret data and present results.

• Use ArcGIS software to map, visualize and spatially analyze data.

• Prepare wetland and stormwater permit applications for state and federal regulatory agencies, and complete wetland delineations and other field work in support of permit applications.

• Prepare maps, figures and final reports to submit to the public, funders, collaborators, internal staff and regulatory agencies.

• Support senior staff in evaluating the effects of restoration and adaptive management actions on natural resources.


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Posted April 7, 2017

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