Forestry Storm Emergency Response Coordinator

The mission of NYC Parks is to plan resilient and sustainable parks, public spaces, and recreational amenities, build a park system for present and future generations, and care for parks and public spaces. Environment and Planning works to protect, restore, expand, and manage New York City’s green spaces and natural areas to maximize their benefits for environmental and community health and resilience.

Environment and Planning is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Major Responsibilities
• Under the direction of the Chief of Forestry Programs, with some latitude for independent judgment and decision-making, develop, promulgate, and uphold standards and protocols for resource activation and allocation, tree care, and tree preservation during forestry storm emergencies.
• Serve as the lead coordinator for the division in the design, preparation, and action of forestry storm emergency response.
• Work in close coordination with New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) to develop protocols, standards, and best practices in preparation for forestry storm response.
• Prepare reports, manuals, and other materials to distribute widely throughout the division and to interagency partners to promulgate storm response protocol and policy.
• Coordinate with and support Parks Emergency Management team.
• Support the division and agency during active storm response, which can include evening and weekend hours, including representing Parks as the main liaison to the Downed Trees Task Force, documenting and tracking storm response activities, and supporting the use of existing storm response resources.
• Coordinate post-storm debriefs, document lessons learned, and update existing storm resources accordingly. Support storm recovery process.
• Prepare briefings, reports, evaluations, budgets, and communications; including record keeping and form submission for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
• Coordinate with forestry staff agency-wide to ensure that storm response protocols are followed consistently across the city.
• Provide regular updates on the status of various projects and programs and ensure that projects advance in a timely manner.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.

Preferred Skills

1.Knowledge of and experience in applying the principles and practices of emergency management and disaster recovery to real-world situations. Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing using plain language, both in preparation of long form documents such as protocols and standard operating procedures, and also with colleagues, division stakeholders and interagency partners during a fast paced, active storm response.
2.Excellent administrative and organizational skills, including clear documentation of storm events.
3.Strong data management and analytical skills.
4.Strong inter-personal and leadership skills, including the capacity to reconcile input from multiple stakeholders while meeting overall organizational objectives.
5.Strong knowledge of agency divisions and/or government operations.
6.Valid New York State driver license.

Additional Information


NOTE: All resumes must be received no later than the last day of the posting period. *Posting period extended to 09/08/2023. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply. References will be required upon request.

To Apply

Parks Employees:
1)From a Parks computer: Access Employee Self Service (ESS) from the Parks Intranet under Applications or use this link: https://hrb.nycaps.nycnet/. Once in ESS, go to Careers and search for Job ID# 596491. Do not access ESS using from a Parks computer.

2)Parks & City Employees:
From a Non-Parks computer: Access Employee Self Service (ESS) by going to or use this link: Once in ESS, go to Careers and search for Job ID# 596491.

Include your ERN and Job ID# 596491 on your cover letter and resume.

All other applicants:
Go to and search for Job ID# 596491.

Public Svc Loan Forgiveness
As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at .

Work Location

Olmsted Center, Queens

Residency Requirement

Residency in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam or Westchester counties required for employees with over two years of city service. New York City residency required for all other candidates.


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.

Job Category
Business Operations
Job Type
USD 59,116.00 - 91,768.00 per year
United States
Career Level
City of New York