Manager -Outside Parks

Manager -Outside Parks
Organization Central Park Conservancy
Location New York, New York, United States
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline Sep 27, 2019

The Manager – Outside Parks is responsible for the leadership, program management and administration of work performed outside of Central Park and is part of a team that manages Park Operations as a whole.

Working under the general direction of the Director of Landscape Management, the Manager is primarily responsible for the overall management of the landscape grounds in parks residing outside of Central Park. Work is mainly the five parks that make up the Historic Harlem Parks as well as others throughout the five boroughs of New York City. It is expected that the Manger will work across departments and with other Managers in Park Operations to perform their primary tasks.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Hire, supervise and perform annual performance reviews of all employees and ensure supervision and performance measurements are aligned with CPC standards.
  • Lead and coach employees using established performance management and staff development effort providing consistent feedback.
  • Delegate and ensure that reports are responsible for satisfactory performance of assignments.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate, through subordinate level managers, department’s work plan. Meets with management and staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Working with the Director of Landscape Management, implement training programs for safety and work techniques that are current with professional standards and administered at appropriate intervals; keeps current on safety rules and procedures; review on an annual basis.


  • Coordinates with NYC Parks and other city agencies as necessary.
  • Collaborate with other Managers in Landscape Management, Volunteer Management and other departments within Park Operations to achieve set work plan goals.
  • Coordinate and communicate with other departments at CPC and disseminate pertinent information to employees.
  • Keeps Director of Landscape Management informed of all matters as they relate to the section and to the Park as a whole.

Program Management

  • Create an annual work plan within established framework for assigned section and develop measurements against and regularly report on progress of set annual work plan.
  • Establish predictive/preventive maintenance program indicators and work processes and procedures for the section into a formalized inspection program. Continually inspect, monitor and manage the performance of the section.
  • Create schedules and coordinate maintenance priorities and work schedules with other department Managers to ensure all work is performed consistently throughout the Park.
  • Establish written work procedures.
  • Working with Director of Landscape Management and other Managers, develop an annual section budget and monitor expenses throughout the fiscal year; also develop future fiscal year planning for large expenditure purchases of equipment, vehicles, supplies or contracted services; follow all proper procurement procedures set by CPC.
  • Make all purchase requests and provide supporting documentation justifying requests as necessary; solicit and obtain all necessary bids and quotations for pricing.
  • Use computer-based management systems for budget control, scheduling, timekeeping and inspections.

Related Work

  • Maintain inventory control and proper care of all tools, equipment, supplies and staff uniforms.
  • Ensure the removal of all trash from landscape, gardens, grounds, hardscapes and facilities within Central Park or Outside Parks; collaborate with Park Maintenance on inspections and notifications of unsatisfactory conditions.
  • Responds effectively and in a timely manner to administrative requests
  • Respond to and manage emergency situations including but not limited to storms and snow events.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college in a related field; 10 years of increasingly responsible experience in maintenance work in the field of Landscape management including a minimum of 8 years in the management and supervision of others; or
  2. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above. However, all candidates must possess the 8 years of management and supervision of others
  3. Valid Drivers’ License that must be maintained for duration of employment
  4. NYS Commercial Pesticide Applicators License category 3A obtained within 6 months of hired and maintained for duration of employment
  5. Possess a fundamental understanding and knowledge of Landscape management using modern practices; experience in urban parks is desirable.

Abilities Required:

  1. Ability to provide both oral and written communication that is easily understood and direct in its content
  2. Ability to engage in critical thinking skills that allow for prioritizing issues, coordinating multiple projects and problem solve
  3. Knowledge of computer equipment and Microsoft Office applications and management systems
  4. Ability to work overtime, weekends and holidays as needed
  5. Ability to lift 50 lbs. and perform heavy physical labor on a daily basis in all weather conditions