City of New York Parks and Recreation Seeks Deputy Director of Government Relations

Major Responsibilities
• Under direction of the Director of Government Relations, with wide latitude for initiative, innovation, judgment and leadership,
oversee the agency’s legislative affairs, analyzing city, state and federal legislation and working with divisions across the agency
and other city agencies to respond to legislative proposals and opportunities.
• Lead the agency’s participation in NYC Council oversight and budget hearings, preparing written testimony and comprehensive
materials for the Commissioner and agency executive leadership and handling all necessary follow-up.
• Build and maintain relationships with federal, state and local authorities, agency senior staff and key policy makers, representing
the agency at external meetings as needed.
• Prepare the Commissioner and senior staff for meetings with elected officials, collecting and synthesizing complex policy
information from divisions across the agency and drafting clear briefing materials on agency funding, capital projects, programming and operations.
• Monitor and draft agency responses to correspondence from elected officials and constituents regarding agency matters.
• Develop, recommend and execute new political engagement strategies regarding city, state and federal elected officials, as well ascommunity boards, to benefit agency objectives and goals.

Qualification 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.

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.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications
1. Comprehensive knowledge of New York City, state and federal government, especially the legislative process.
2. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team to build and maintain partnerships.
3. Excellent writing, communication, organizational, presentation and analytical skills.
4. Master’s degree in public administration or a related field.
5. Familiarity with all aspects of agency operations.
6. Proficiency in Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
7. Valid New York State driver license.

How 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 Recruiting then Careers and search for Job ID# 347357. Do not access ESS using from a Parks computer.
Parks & City Employees:
2) From a Non-Parks computer: Access Employee Self Service (ESS) by going to or use this link: Once in ESS, go to Recruiting then Careers and search for Job ID# 347357.
Include your ERN and Job ID# 347357 on your cover letter and resume.

All other applicants:
Go to and search for Job ID# 347357.
POST DATE: 05/25/18 POST UNTIL: 06/22/18

NOTE: All resumes must be received no later than the last day of the posting period. References will be required upon request. If you have any questions regarding this vacancy or require a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please call the Personnel Division at (212) 830-7851.