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Employment

Thank you for your interest in the Brooklyn Bridge Park. While the full-time staff remains small, there are occasional vacancies. Internship opportunities for college or graduate school students are available.

When positions become available, they will be advertised below, in addition to other places. Persons sending unsolicited resumes and cover letters may send them to jobs@bbpnyc.org or by mail. Once your resume is received, a member of our staff will contact you should there be a position available that matches your credentials with our staffing needs.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBP), a not for profit corporation, is responsible for the design, construction and operation of Brooklyn Bridge Park, an 85 acre, 1.3 mile, world-class park that stretches along the Brooklyn waterfront from Atlantic Avenue to Jay Street, north of the Manhattan Bridge. Adding much-needed open space for Brooklyn and New York City residents, Brooklyn Bridge Park contributes to the extraordinary revitalization of the waterfront in the New York Harbor, serving as a bridge from the commercial uses of previous centuries to the recreational uses of the future. Construction of the park is ongoing, and BBP operates areas of the park as they open to the public, while continuing to construct the remaining portions of the park design. www.brooklynbridgepark.org


Custodian

Working collaboratively with other team members, the custodian is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of Brooklyn Bridge Park commensurate with established organizational mission, values, and standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Act in a general custodial capacity throughout the park including emptying trash/recycling cans, picking up any errant trash, maintaining the cleanliness of restrooms and surfaces; work with the M&O team to perform all snow removal, etc.
  • Provide support to other members of the Brooklyn Bridge Park operations staff on a variety of tasks from maintenance work to gardening
  • Report graffiti and any damaged or broken park features to supervisor
  • Report any rule enforcement needs to the Park Enforcement Police (PEP) and park supervision
  • Provide support with the set-up and breakdown of public programs and events
  • Provide positive customer service to park visitors including answering questions and conveying park information
  • Perform other duties as required in the scope of the job and as designated by Operations Management

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a facility maintenance and/or park setting
  • Hardworking, energetic, self-motivated, and dedicated to the details
  • Strong communication skills and basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Comfortable working independently or with a team and outside in a park-setting
  • Valid NYS Driver License

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Staff members holding this position should expect to be available for work Monday – Sunday, 6AM – 1AM and during other periods as assigned by Operations Management. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, direct supervisor, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

How to Apply:

Please submit resumes and cover letters to jobs@bbpnyc.org and state Custodian in the Subject line. BBP is an EEO employer.


Staff Attorney

The Staff Attorney will report to and work closely with the General Counsel of BBP and will provide advice and representation on a broad range of issues. Working collaboratively with other critical Park functions in the operations, capital, real estate and finance groups, as well as government agencies, the Staff Attorney will assume both general and ongoing project-based responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contracts: Draft, negotiate and enforce construction and other vendor contracts, concession licenses, art and programming permits and a variety of other agreements.
  • Compliance: Manage compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations and company policies, including responding to Freedom of Information Law requests and City and State reporting requirements. Support BBP’s procurement and M/WBE programs.
  • Litigation: Manage insurance and indemnity coverage and claims, discovery and witness requests
  • Corporate Governance: Prepare for Board of Director and Committee meetings, revise policies as needed with General Counsel; oversee maintenance of corporate records.
  • Intellectual Property: Assist in intellectual property matters.

Critical Competencies:

  • Problem Solving: Identify and resolve problems responsively. Gather and analyze information skillfully, developing alternative solutions. Work collaboratively and effectively in group problem solving situations
  • Communication: Demonstrate excellent written and verbal skills, with an ability to clearly and effectively present information to senior management. Listen effectively and respond appropriately and directly. Work effectively with other employees and project partners.
  • Planning: Prioritize and plan work activities and use time efficiently. Set goals and objectives independently, and with input from supervisor. Demonstrate strong time management skills, as well as accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Adaptability: Comfortable working in a small organization, including performing a wide variety of functions on an as-needed basis. Adapt to changes in priorities and competing demands. Can adjust approach or method to best fit the situation.
  • Dependability: Take responsibility for own actions and keep commitments.

Qualifications:

  • JD degree from accredited law school and member of the New York Bar; excellent academic credentials
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience with progressively increasing responsibilities at a law firm and/or in-house at a corporate, not-for-profit or government organization
  • Experience with contracts, real estate and/or construction related transactional matters
  • Strong interest in not-for-profit administration, government and open space
  • Public sector experience a plus
  • New York City residency required within 180 days of hire

How to Apply:

Please submit resumes and cover letters to jobs@bbpnyc.org. Use “Staff Attorney” in the subject line. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Operations Supervisor:

Working collaboratively with other team members, the Supervisor is responsible for daily oversight of a Custodial team with a focus on the cleanliness of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Work diligently, commensurate with the established mission, values, and standards of the Park.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure that Brooklyn Bridge Park is maintained at the highest standards of cleanliness
  • Direct Custodians in the completion of their duties including emptying refuse cans, picking up errant trash, maintaining the cleanliness of restrooms
  • Provide support to other members of the Park operations staff on a variety of tasks from maintenance work to gardening
  • Provide help with seasonal tasks, including snow removal
  • Report graffiti and any damaged or broken park features using BBP’s reporting procedures
  • Report any rule enforcement violations to the Park Enforcement Police (PEP) and Operations Management
  • Provide support and guidance with set-up and breakdown for public programs and events
  • Provide positive customer service to park visitors including answering questions and conveying park information

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in facility maintenance and/or park-setting leading a team
  • Hardworking, energetic, self-motivated and detail-oriented
  • Strong communication skills and leadership ability
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Valid NYS Driver License with clean driving record.

Full-time, 40 hours per week. Staff members holding this position should be available for shifts from Monday – Sunday, between the hours of 6:00am – 1:00am and during other periods as assigned.

How to Apply:

Please submit resumes and cover letters to jobs@bbpnyc.org. Cover letter must include salary expectations. US Citizen or Green card (no sponsoring). NYC residency required. Please state “Operations Supervisor” in the Subject line. Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Gardener

Working collaboratively with other team members, the Meadow Gardener is responsible for daily horticultural management of of Brooklyn Bridge Park, commensurate with established organizational mission, values, and standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Caring for thousands of newly planted trees, shrubs, perennials, and grasses
  • Planting and transplanting herbaceous plants and small trees
  • Understory tree and shrub pruning and maintenance
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Mowing and string trimming
  • Maintenance of all essential equipment
  • Weeding, brush clearing, and mulching
  • Debris and trash removal
  • Provide help with seasonal tasks, including snow removal
  • Composting and compost facility maintenance
  • Overseeing the daily tasks of the Seasonal Gardeners
  • Research, data collection, and horticultural database maintenance
  • Interacting with park patrons in a professional manner as a representative of BBP
  • Leading volunteer groups and training long-term Zone Volunteers
  • Conducting educational workshops and tours for the public
  • Provide support to other members of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Operations Staff on a variety of tasks from maintenance work to gardening
  • Perform other duties as required in the scope of the job and as designated by Operations Management

Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of horticulture experience or degree in horticulture and/or related field
  • Knowledge of and experience with meadow establishment and maintenance
  • Experience with various landscape maintenance equipment
  • Knowledge of plant material, including turf
  • Knowledge of plant diseases and pests, as well as IPM strategies
  • Strong weed identification and management skills
  • Familiarity with irrigation systems
  • Ability to perform heavy, physical labor (lift 40 lbs) on a daily basis in all weather conditions
  • Previous experience in a facility maintenance and/or park setting
  • Hardworking, energetic, self-motivated, and dedicated to the details
  • Strong communication skills and basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Comfortable working independently or with a team and outside in a park-setting
  • Valid NYS Driver License

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, non-exempt position. Staff members holding this position should expect to be available for work one weekend day.

How to Apply:

Please submit resumes and cover letters to rmcmackin@bbpnyc.org and state Gardener in the Subject line. BBP is an EEO employer.


Procurement Coordinator

The Procurement Coordinator, part of the Finance Department, standardizes effective procurement processes and tracks and maintains all procurement related documentation in accordance with company policy. This position requires the ability to identify improvement opportunities related to procurement and purchasing processes and procedures; vetting potential vendors; proposal evaluation and pricing analysis; and analyzing vendor terms and agreements.

Responsibilities:

  • Procure goods and services in accordance with company policy
  • Determine the most profitable suppliers and initiate business partnerships. Continually re-evaluate existing vendor relationships
  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure the most advantageous terms
  • Approve the ordering of necessary goods and services throughout the organization
  • Finalize details of orders and deliveries. Track utilization of specific services and reconcile invoices
  • Collaborate with staff to ensure the clarity of order specifications and expectations
  • Anticipate replacement of equipment and supplies through analysis of Cartegraph® OMS data
  • Perform risk management regarding supply contracts and agreements
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
  • Represent the Park in a professional manner and maintain positive working relationships with vendors
  • Partners with senior managers, project leaders and process owners to align process improvement initiatives
  • Collaborate with finance staff to coordinate full cycle accounts payable process for all vendors to ensure timely and accurate vendor payments
  • Perform analysis on to assess the economic, environmental, and social impacts of BBP’s purchasing and spending on suppliers

Qualifications:

  • Excellent working knowledge and experience with contract management and electronic spreadsheets/tracking
  • The ability to work with and organize detailed records, and perform duties with a high degree of accuracy
  • Business experience sufficient to meet the demands of the position, including proficiency with a variety of software applications (Excel, Word, ABILA, Cartegraph ® ) and strong oral and written communication skills.

How to Apply:

Please submit resumes and cover letters to jobs@bbpnyc.org. Cover letter must include salary history and expectations. US Citizen or Green card (no sponsoring). New York City residency required within 180 days of hire. Please state “Procurement Coordinator” in the Subject line.

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