Senior Landscape Architect

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Tue, Jun 29 '21Posted on:

Title: Senior Landscape Architect

NYC Parks is an award-winning city agency that designs and builds public spaces for New Yorkers to connect, play and enjoy. These public spaces, representing 30,000 acres or 14% of the city’s land, encompass natural areas, parks, playgrounds, beaches, ballfields, basketball courts, athletic fields and pools. 

Within the division of Citywide Technical Services, the Capital Team works in direct partnership with Parks leadership and other city agencies to assess, design and reconstruct facilities most in need of improvements. The Capital unit at Citywide Technical Services strives for design excellence to support the City’s sustainability goals. The selected candidate for the Senior Landscape Architect position will be responsible for execution of Landscape Architecture projects that support our goals.

NYC Parks is one of the country’s largest employers of landscape architects. You will enjoy the camaraderie found at Parks while working for the public good.  NYC Parks offers competitive pay and a generous benefits package that includes pension, excellent health benefits, competitive vacation/sick days and a healthy work-life balance.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


  • Under direction, with very great latitude for the exercise of independent judgment or action, supervise a team of Junior Landscape Architects and Project Managers towards the design and execution of landscape architectural base Capital projects.
  • Ensure that projects are successful through the design process, including staying within budget, and on time project completion.
  • Represent NYC Parks to other agencies and the public.
  • Prepare presentations, reports, and present to the public.
  • Support Parks Citywide Capital Division that includes $50M+ of funded projects.


Qualification Requirements

A valid New York State Registration as a Landscape Architect, and either:

  • A Master’s degree in landscape architecture from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and three (3) years of full-time, satisfactory experience in landscape architectural work; or
  • Four (4) years of full-time, satisfactory experience in landscape architectural work.

NOTE: Current New York State Registration as a Landscape Architect must be maintained for the duration of your employment.

NOTE: Landscape Architects with out-of-state registration are welcome to apply provided that reciprocal New York State registration is obtained prior to hire.

NOTE: To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II, individuals must have at least one year within the last three years of experience as a major contributor or a project leader on a complex project requiring additional and specific expertise in the disciplines needed to design or construct the project.


  • Proven design ability in landscape architectural work.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of sustainability, resilience, and universal design principles.
  • Portfolio demonstrates strong skills in AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, and 3D Rendering (link on resume to digital portfolio preferred).
  • Adept at creating presentations in InDesign and PowerPoint. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • At least one year leading a multidisciplinary team of professionals.
  • A driver license valid in New York State.


Salary: $92,640 plus excellent benefits

Posted Until 07/23/2021


Work Location: Randall’s Island 

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