New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection

The New York City 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 a New York City agency of nearly 6,000 employees that manages and conserves the City’s water supply; distributes more than one billion gallons of clean drinking water each day to nine million New Yorkers and collects wastewater through a vast underground network of pipes, regulators, and pumping stations; and treats the 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater that New Yorkers produce each day in a way that protects the quality of New York Harbor. To achieve these mandates, DEP oversees one of the largest capital construction programs in the region. As the City agency responsible for New York City's environment, DEP also regulates air quality, hazardous waste, and critical quality of life issues, including noise.

New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection Kingston, NY, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
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. DEP delivers more than 1.1 billion gallons per day of the highest quality drinking water to 8.5 billion NYC residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and has a wastewater conveyance and treatment system capable of processing over 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day to protect the environment and the city’s surrounding waterways. The Bureau of Water Supply seeks to hire an Associate Project Manager II for a position with the Stream Management Program, Watershed Lands and Community Planning Division within in the Watershed Protection Programs Directorate, located temporarily in Kingston, New York, then permanently in Arkville, New York. The Associate Project Manager II, under direction of the Stream Basin Program Coordinator, will serve as Delaware Basin Stream Project Manager and will serve as the DEP project manager for the Delaware Basin Stream Corridor Management Program, overseeing a multi-million-dollar contract that funds programs and projects recommended in stream management plans developed for the Cannonsville and Pepacton reservoir basins. The Delaware Basin Stream Project Manager will manage and coordinate one of four basin-scale stream management programs that are part of DEP’s Long-Term Watershed Protection Strategy. Specific duties include: • Effectively overseeing all aspects of contract management for the Delaware Basin Stream Corridor Management Program. • Developing and negotiating contract scopes of work and budgets that fund the implementation of stream management plans and the completion of stream and floodplain restoration projects. • Ensuring completion of projects and contract deliverables according to established milestones. • Reviewing, approving and processing contract payments in accordance with City procurement rules and policies. • Facilitating the design process and coordinate environmental reviews for complex state-of-the-art stream management and engineering projects that include flood hazard mitigation planning,  stream and floodplain restoration, and riparian buffer planting. • Conducting routine project site visits to provide technical expertise and oversight in conjunction with a locally based project team. • Maintaining internal tracking systems for contract expenditures, program accomplishments, and related data needs. • Preparing written reports for internal and external audiences. • Meeting with local municipal officials, community leaders, and various partner agencies to represent DEP polices and interests. (This is a brief description of what you might do in this position and does not include all the duties of this position.) Some of the physical activities performed by Associate Project Managers and environmental conditions experienced are: walking to and from inspection sites and during the course of inspections; climbing and descending ladders or stairs to get to areas to be inspected, including exposed heights and confined spaces; standing for extended periods of time; distinguishing colors; bending, stretching, and stooping during inspections; communicating orally; climbing over and around various objects; walking in areas that may be damp, moldy, dark, dusty, smoky, vermin infested, noisy, acrid, or containing fumes, emissions, extreme heat and cold, lead dust, asbestos, or other potentially hazardous material; and working outdoors in all kinds of weather. Special Working Conditions: Associate Project Managers may be required to work shifts including nights, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Please note this position will be relocated to our Arkville facility upon its completion. Minimum Qual Requirements One year of full-time satisfactory experience in supervising employees performing project management work, such as planning, administering, managing, coordinating, or expediting, on engineering and/or architectural and/or landscape architectural projects, or supervising a construction project with a value of $1,000,000 or more, and either:  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, engineering technology, architecture, architectural technology, landscape architecture, business administration, or public administration, and one year of full-time satisfactory experience in project management work, such as planning, administering, managing, coordinating, or expediting, for engineering and/or architectural and/or landscape architectural projects; or  2. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and five years of experience as described in “1” above; or  3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization plus any combination of college education and/or experience described in “1” above to make up the equivalent of five years of education and experience. One year of experience credit will be given for (a) each 30 semester credits of college education leading to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in engineering, engineering technology, architecture, architectural technology, landscape architecture, business administration or public administration; (b)  a Masters degree from an accredited university in one of the disciplines described in “1” above; or (c) a valid New York State license as a Professional Engineer, Registered Architect, or Registered Landscape Architect.  Experience which is primarily of a design nature is not acceptable towards meeting the qualification requirements. For placement into Assignment Level II, in addition to meeting the qualification requirements for Assignment Level I, candidates must have at least one additional year of experience as described in "1" above in a supervisory capacity or have served for at least one year as a project manager for a large and/or complex construction project.  For placement into Assignment Level III,  in addition to meeting the qualification requirements for Assignment Level I, candidates must have at least two additional years of experience as described in "1" above in a supervisory capacity or have served for at least two additional years as a project manager for a large and/or complex construction project Preferred Skills • Background in natural resources management or engineering • Experience and proficiency in river and/or floodplain management • Strong project management skills • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interagency team • Ability to establish clear project goals and objectives and to monitor and track progress in meeting project schedules and milestones. Additional Information DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success or our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job. Kingston is a City in Ulster County, New York approximately 90 miles north of New York City.
New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection Valhalla, NY, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
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. DEP delivers more than 1.1 billion gallons per day of the highest quality drinking water to 8.5 billion NYC residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and has a wastewater conveyance and treatment system capable of processing over 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day to protect the environment and the city’s surrounding waterways. The Bureau of Water Supply seeks to hire an Associate Project Manager II for a position with Watershed Lands and Community Planning Division within in the Watershed Protection Programs Directorate, located in Valhalla, New York. The Associate Project Manager II, under direction of the Section Chief of Community Planning, will serve as Project Manager and will coordinate and oversee multiple watershed programs and multi-million-dollar contracts funded by DEP to ensure compliance with the goals, milestones and requirements of the City’s Filtration Avoidance Determination, Water Supply Permit, and NYC Watershed Memorandum of Agreement. The Project Manager will routinely interact with contract partners and watershed stakeholders to address issues and will provide key planning and implementation functions for design, construction, and operation and maintenance of watershed projects. Specific duties include: • Managing various watershed protection and partnership programs, including Stormwater Retrofit; Septic Repair Reimbursement; and Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade projects (Capital Replacement and Operation & Maintenance); • Assisting in the preparation of contract agreements and budget estimates, and the analysis of watershed program data; • Reviewing and processing routine invoices, subcontractor approvals, and vendor insurance for City-funded contracts; • Preparing and submitting written progress reports, annual reports, and evaluation reports pursuant to regulatory requirements; • Representing the City’s interests during meetings with DEP contract partners and watershed stakeholders; • Contributing to the development, implementation, and refinement of the City’s Long-Term Watershed Protection Strategy to meet State and federal water quality mandates; • Providing policy counsel to Agency managers and senior staff on stormwater and wastewater issues; • Maintaining detailed and comprehensive databases for tracking program accomplishments and contract payments; • Conducting watershed site visits to select and evaluate the water quality benefits of stormwater and wastewater infrastructure projects; • Successfully communicating and collaborating with local watershed stakeholders, program partners, and federal/State agencies to support program goals. (This is a brief description of what you might do in this position and does not include all the duties of this position.) Some of the physical activities performed by Associate Project Managers and environmental conditions experienced are: walking to and from inspection sites and during the course of inspections; climbing and descending ladders or stairs to get to areas to be inspected, including exposed heights and confined spaces; standing for extended periods of time; distinguishing colors; bending, stretching, and stooping during inspections; communicating orally; climbing over and around various objects; walking in areas that may be damp, moldy, dark, dusty, smoky, vermin infested, noisy, acrid, or containing fumes, emissions, extreme heat and cold, lead dust, asbestos, or other potentially hazardous material; and working outdoors in all kinds of weather. Special Working Conditions: Associate Project Managers may be required to work shifts including nights, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Minimum Qual Requirements One year of full-time satisfactory experience in supervising employees performing project management work, such as planning, administering, managing, coordinating, or expediting, on engineering and/or architectural and/or landscape architectural projects, or supervising a construction project with a value of $1,000,000 or more, and either:  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, engineering technology, architecture, architectural technology, landscape architecture, business administration, or public administration, and one year of full-time satisfactory experience in project management work, such as planning, administering, managing, coordinating, or expediting, for engineering and/or architectural and/or landscape architectural projects; or  2. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and five years of experience as described in “1” above; or  3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization plus any combination of college education and/or experience described in “1” above to make up the equivalent of five years of education and experience. One year of experience credit will be given for (a) each 30 semester credits of college education leading to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in engineering, engineering technology, architecture, architectural technology, landscape architecture, business administration or public administration; (b)  a Masters degree from an accredited university in one of the disciplines described in “1” above; or (c) a valid New York State license as a Professional Engineer, Registered Architect, or Registered Landscape Architect.  Experience which is primarily of a design nature is not acceptable towards meeting the qualification requirements. For placement into Assignment Level II, in addition to meeting the qualification requirements for Assignment Level I, candidates must have at least one additional year of experience as described in "1" above in a supervisory capacity or have served for at least one year as a project manager for a large and/or complex construction project.  For placement into Assignment Level III,  in addition to meeting the qualification requirements for Assignment Level I, candidates must have at least two additional years of experience as described in "1" above in a supervisory capacity or have served for at least two additional years as a project manager for a large and/or complex construction project Preferred Skills • Background in wastewater and stormwater management • Background in economic development  • Background in watershed protection • Strong project management skills • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting • Experience in budgeting and contract management • Experience in program design and evaluation Additional Information DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success or our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job. Valhalla is a hamlet in the Town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York approximately 28 miles north of New York City.