Job Description The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water, managing wastewater and stormwater, 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's water supply system is comprised of 19 reservoirs and 3 controlled lakes throughout the system s 2,000 square mile watershed that extends 125 miles north and west of the City.
The Bureau of Wastewater Treatment (BWT) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all facilities related to the treatment of sewage within the five boroughs of the City. This includes 14 wastewater treatment plants, sludge dewatering facilities, collections facilities (pumping stations, combined sewer overflow retention facilities, regulators, tide gates, etc.), wastewater laboratories and harbor vessels.
The Office of Regulatory Strategy (ORS) supports BWT by assessing the impacts, and creating and managing the implementation of strategies for mitigation of existing and proposed regulations and mandates that affect the conveyance, treatment and recovery of resources from the City s wastewater. ORS works closely with other Bureaus within the Agency, the Mayor s Office, the State and Federal authorities to identify, and negotiate regulations based on sound science, and drive their implementation in alignment with DEP s Strategic Plan and the City s OneNYC Plan. The Office of Regulatory Strategy manages multiple consent orders for the Department using a combination of internal and consulting engineering resources.
Job Tasks/Duties: The Unit Leader for Consent Order Program Management has a broad mandate that includes: Execute the assessment of the impacts of proposed regulatory initiatives from the City, State and Federal authorities using a complex network of resources that includes internal subject matter experts, academics and consultants. Develop strategies and support the negotiation and implementation of new regulatory mandates that may be in the form of Consent Order, Mayoral Initiatives or Agency Initiatives Track and support compliance with existing regulatory mandates in the areas of compliance with nitrogen discharges, enhanced disinfection requirements, management of combined sewer overflows and floatables. Participate in the development of negotiation strategies for new permits or permit renewals for the release of treated water to the environment under the State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES), air emissions under Title V Serve as the NYCDEP designated Consent Order/Judgment Program Manager for the BNR Consent Judgement, the TRC Consent Order and any other orders or judgements as required. Provide input on strategy and technical expertise to the Agency, when producing comments during Federal Registry or State Rulemaking process Under the direction of the Chief of the Office of Regulatory Strategy, the Director of Regulatory Compliance and Innovation, and the Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau, engage in activities with utility partners through organizations such as the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) to provide BWT with input on upcoming regulatory trends, and national/international experiences on proactively managing them. Lead the Bureau s technical and policy strategy on the use of best science in subject areas such as the EPA Long Island Sound Study, in the definition of mixing zones for the City s WRRFs, and changes in water uses in the waterbodies around the City. Attend local, national and regional conferences as the Department representative and as an active participant in professional organizations. Mentor junior staff on regulatory strategy, consent order negotiation and compliance, and consulting contract management. Review technical proposals and provide input on research program requirements to support existing and anticipated regulatory and political mandates. Prepares and participates in the development of RFPs, contracts, and change orders for engineering and construction services. Manages multiple consulting engineer contracts Minimum Qual Requirements 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, business administration, or public administration, and five years of full-time satisfactory experience in the planning, administering or expediting of engineering design, and/or construction, or coordinating a very large engineering project, two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or 2. A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and nine years of experience as described in \"1\" above; two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or 3. Education and/or experience equivalent to \"1\" or \"2\" above. An accredited Master's degree in one of the disciplines described in \"1\" above, a law degree, or a valid New York State license as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect or Landscape Architect may be substituted for one year of the required experience. However, all candidates must have the two years of the administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in \"1\" above. Preferred Skills Experience establishing a creative and innovative work environment that fosters creative solutions Demonstrated skill in assessing and determining the necessary resources to successfully accomplish work programs Critical thinking and strategic planning skills, including long- and short-term goal setting Experience applying project management and planning techniques to establish the direction, ensure milestones met and make decisions regarding competing internal and external interests. Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret technical information for non-technical audiences simply, clearly and concisely Excellent presentation skills with ability to communicate a compelling and inspired vision and sense of core purpose. Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy and respond to politically sensitive inquiries about controversial topics Demonstrated skill in team building and working with others in achieving common goals and objectives including identifying and evaluating alternative program elements and solutions. Demonstrated ability to experiment to find creative solutions; adaptable to change and able to remain open to new ideas and ways of doing things Proactive and positive approach Strong focus on the technical development of ORS staff including the development and tracking of individual development plans tailored to each staff member Additional Information Appointments are subject to OMB approval.
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Working Instruments: Must be able to use and navigate a laptop and desktop computer to perform tasks that include accessing and manipulating large online data sets, review of schedules and cost estimating.
Health and Safety/Working Conditions: Environment and Physical: 1.Work in high volume office. 2.Be able to sit for prolonged periods of time. 3.DEP facilities are often under construction. Proper precaution, including required PPE is necessary to safely access To Apply To Apply: Click \"Apply Now\" button Hours/Shift Hours/Shift: 35 hours per week/day Work Location 96-05 Horace Harding Expway Residency Requirement New York City Residency is not required for this position Recruitment Contact Recruitment Contact: Grace Pigott Recruitment Email: ...@dep.nyc.gov Associated topics: criminologist and forensic scientist, dna, forensic, forensic scientist, genomic, medical, pathologist, science, scientist, technical
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