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
• 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.
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Kingston is a City in Ulster County, New York approximately 90 miles north of New York City.