[SOS-PCA] JOB: Nursery Manager (Staten Island, NY)

Kwong, Olivia okwong at blm.gov
Tue Jun 4 08:25:57 CDT 2013


The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation seeks an experienced
Nursery Manager for the Greenbelt Native Plant Center (GNPC), a 13 acre
complex on Staten Island that includes a greenhouse, nursery and seed bank.
 Under the direction of the Director, with considerable latitude for
independent judgment and decision, manage the day to day operations of the
GNPC including, seed collection and banking, plant propagation, nursery
production, and foundation and bulk seek development.  Assist the Nursery
Director in implementing operational policies and preparing budgets.  Plan
and manage short and long term production schedules.  Plan and coordinate
purchasing of all GNPC production materials, equipment and supplies and
liaison with vendors.  Oversee all aspects of plant maintenance, health and
vigor, disease and weed control and watering.  Develop strategies,
methodologies and systems, in close consultation with the Director, to
improve and expand the mission of the Nursery.  With the Director and other
agency staff, work with consultants and academics to find new and novel
uses of local native plants for sustainability and green infrastructure
initiatives such as green roofs, Greenstreets, PlaNYC, and the City’s
system of parkways.

A bachelor’s degree with major study in horticulture, arboriculture or
landscape architecture and four years of full-time, paid experience in
horticultural work of which two years must have been in a supervisory,
administrative, consultative, managerial or executive capacity; or a
satisfactory equivalent required.  Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, biological, environmental sciences or
related field; strong taxonomic skills, including course work in plant
taxonomy and plant identification; 5 years experience in managing nursery,
greenhouse and bulk seed production and seed banking operations; working
knowledge of theory and practices of plant propagation, nursery container
and crop production and seed banking; familiarity with local flora of New
York City region and associate plant community types; proficiency in
Microsoft Word, Excel and Access; strong interpersonal, problem solving and
communication skills; and valid New York State driver license.   New York
City residency required within 90 days of hire.  Salary: $70,000 - $80,000.

For more information about NYC Parks go to www.nyc.gov/parks.
To apply:  1) go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search  2) Search for Job ID#
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posted 5/31/13 until filled.
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