Seasonal City Park Worker

Department of Environment Protection

Brooklyn , New York

The New York City 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. We deliver 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water per day to 8.5 million New York City residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and we collect and treat an average of 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day.

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.

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.

Preferred Skills
Experience with horticultural maintenance, ability to work flexible hours, nights and weekends as needed. Strong organizational, communication and leadership skills. Commercial Driver License preferred.