Local recruitment: Director, Water Supply Infrastructure and Watershed Assessment

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

New York State, USA 🇺🇸


Exam May Be Required

Salary Range: $53,702.00 – $102,568.00

Job Description

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. We deliver 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water per day to 8.3 million New York City residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and we collect and treat an average of 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day.

The Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis (BEPA) is responsible for conducting environmental reviews for DEP in accordance with all applicable City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) and State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) regulations. In addition, this office provides technical assistance to other City agencies especially in the areas of air and noise quality, hazardous materials and infrastructure. The Office also provides technical assistance for the preservation of natural resources (wetlands remediation and development of natural landscaping plans) and conducts long range planning (population/employment, consumption and demand/flow) for the agency. Additionally, the Bureau also conducts strategic planning to help ensure appropriate forecasting, trend analysis, regulatory review, scientific modeling, and research.

The Environmental Impact Analysis & Technical Review Unit under the Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis is currently seeking to hire a section Director for Water Supply Infrastructure and Watershed Assessment. The candidate will manage and review complex environmental reviews and planning projects, oversee scientific and applied research and analysis in environmental science as part of conducting impact analyses and facilitating the development of mitigation measures of large plans related to the Department’s capital improvement program. Key Environmental Reviews include but not limited to Modification of Catalum SPDES Permit, Kensico Eastview Connection, ARPS and Ashokan Century Program and Upstate Water Resiliency. Other responsibilities include managing project planning, environmental and economic analyses as well as supporting the projects through the permitting and land use approval processes. The selected candidate is expected to support the Managing Director to develop recommendations for upper management; act as the technical lead for EIS/EAs; coordinate environmental review cases among DEP Bureaus as well as other agency partners; perform initial environmental studies; provide information to the public on environmental review procedures; and perform other related duties, as required. Additionally, the candidate is expected to interpret and explain legal, technical and procedural aspects of environmental review to the public and prepare technical reports and correspondences.

Minimum Qualifications

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four (4) years of full-time experience in city planning, at least eighteen (18) months of which must have been in a managerial capacity; or

2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” above. However, a baccalaureate degree and eighteen (18) months of managerial experience in city planning is required of all candidates. Graduate work leading to an advance degree in city planning or related field may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the non-managerial experience on a year-for-year basis. Graduation from an accredited United States Law School may be substituted for two (2) years of non-managerial

Preferred Skills

The ideal candidate will have significant experience with New York City environmental review processes, wastewater and water supply projects, land use procedures, and permitting with at least 5 years of professional experience in SEQRA/CEQR analysis and/or project management, and familiarity with DEP’s wastewater and water supply systems and the City’s land use and zoning process. This position will be leading a dynamic team working on a range of complex tasks simultaneously. The most suitable candidate would also possess the following skills: – Ability to carry out assigned tasks decisively and accurately and work effectively in a team – Ability to manage a multi-unit team and deal with different personalities – Be able to keep track of details and a dynamic environment – Maintain organized records – Excellent written and oral communication – Excellent analytical and research skills and concise reporting skills – Maintain principal involvement while adapting to differing approaches on various assignments – Ability to exercise judgment in the critical analysis of the work of a wide variety of specialized environmental consultants – Ability to work with multiple senior managers and staff teams, while supervising the work of consultants to help achieve the strategic vision of the Department. – Deal diplomatically with the public, governmental officials, professional and technical persons, and other City employees.

55a Program

This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Additional Information

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 ID: 528811

Title code: 1005A

Civil service title: ADM CITY PLANNER (NON MGRL)

Title classification: Competitive-1

Business title: Director, Water Supply Infrastructure And Watershed Assessment

Experience Level: Manager
Number of positions: 1

Work location: 59-17 Junction Blvd Corona Ny

Category: Engineering, Architecture, & Planning





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