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Senior Project Manager

New York City, NY
Manhattan, New York, US
Closing date
Jul 22, 2024

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
The Mayor's Office of Climate and Environmental Justice (MOCEJ) integrates sustainability, resiliency, and environmental justice into one coordinated approach across several climate and environmental offices, including the Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) and the Office of Environmental Coordination (OEC), all working to make our buildings efficient and resilient; our infrastructure climate ready; our streets, open spaces and public realm active, safe and healthy; and our energy clean and resilient. MOCEJ is committed to improving environmental quality for all, prioritizing front line communities, seeking to redress current and past injustices and inequities while creating economic opportunities for all. Through science-based analysis, policy and program development, and capacity building, MOCEJ leads the City's efforts to ensure that New York City is minimizing its contributions to climate change, preparing to adapt and protect New Yorkers from extreme weather and multiple climate hazards, and giving every New Yorker a meaningful voice in our city's future.

The Mayor's Office of Environmental Coordination (MOEC) is responsible for overseeing New York City's environmental review process as mandated by the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). MOEC reviews environmental analyses conducted pursuant to the City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) framework for projects sponsored by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, for which the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development is the designated lead agency. CEQR is the process by which New York City agencies determine what effects a discretionary action they approve may have upon the environment. MOEC also assists City agencies in carrying out their environmental review responsibilities. In addition to being the database repository for all CEQR documents produced in the City, MOEC serves as the City's liaison to state and federal agencies on environmental matters and advises the Mayor on matters of environmental policy.

MOEC seeks one Senior Project Manager to support environmental review projects of the office's CEQR portfolio and to support office and database administration. Duties include oversight of review of CEQR documents prepared by City, State, and Federal agencies and by private applicants seeking public agency approvals, citywide agency review coordination, digital database functions, quality assurance/quality control of CEQR records, database customer service and support, and ensuring consistency with City policies and completeness of information. Additional responsibilities include working with agency environmental review officers, legal counsels, and technical personnel to ensure that environmental review practice is appropriate and consistent among City agencies, as well as collaborating with other MOEC personnel on specific environmental projects and policy issues. The selected candidates will also perform related duties as requested.

Minimum Qualifications

1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.

To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:

1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or

2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or

3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.


Probationary Period

Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Preferred Skills

* Excellent analytical skills, interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communications skills, computer literacy is a must. - Familiarity with CEQR and other environmental review frameworks (e.g., SEQRA, NEPA), New York City government and geography. - Specific expertise or demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas is a plus: urban planning, transportation, database administration, natural resources, air quality, acoustics, environmental or administrative law, climate change, sustainability, development of contaminated property, public health, or a related area

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education's website at

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.

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