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 storm water, 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.
New York City has approximately 140,000 catch basins, 114,000 hydrants, 90,000 valves, 14 gatehouses, 3 reservoirs, 68 groundwater wells, a 100-million-gallon underground storage tank and 7,000 miles each of both sanitary sewers and water mains. The responsibility of maintaining these vast networks falls under the Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations (BWSO). The primary responsibilities of the Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations are: the operation, maintenance and protection of the City’s drinking water and wastewater collection (sewer) systems; the protection of adjacent waterways; and the development and protection of the Department’s Capital Water and Sewer Design Program. The Bureau also approves and inspects water and sewer connections performed by licensed plumbers and/or authorized contractors. In addition, the Bureau has overall responsibility for the approval and inspection of all public and private construction projects, which could affect the City’s water or sewer systems.
The Bureau of Water & Sewer Operations seeks to hire a Deputy Chief for the Connections/Inspections within the Division of Connections. The House Connections Inspection section, which inspects 100+ locations on a daily basis and responsible for field inspections throughout the five boroughs to ensure methods of construction, materials and workmanship, are all performed in conformance with DEP's standards and specifications. This section is responsible for managing several phone calls/emails each days regarding scheduling of water and sewer connections, status updates, procedures, records, technical conflicts, and other general questions.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE PERMANENT IN THE CIVIL SERVICE TITLE OF ADMINISTRATIVE ENGINEER
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Actively supervise and administrate a group of staffs for the daily operations in Connections including engineers, technicians, and clerical/administrative personnel. Resolves 95 % of program related problems within 24 hours.
- Manage the office, provide guidance on policy and oversee any observed problems. Maintain detailed and accurate records of inspections and reports, reports accurately on the event that transpire, secure and evaluate all facts and arrive at a sound conclusion.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of regulations and policies to communicate to staff and clients as needed. Technical conflicts are resolved immediately to minimize potential impacts on program reporting.
- Conduct meetings with Professional Engineers, Registered Architects, Licensed Plumbers, Contractors, City Agencies, and other Bureaus within DEP.
- Ensure the availability of adequate supplies, equipment, and facilities;
- Review all necessary information and statistics in the preparation of weekly, monthly and yearly metrics.
- Prepares oral and written reports as required.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A valid New York State License as a Professional Engineer.
2. Six (6) years of full-time satisfactory experience in chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, or plan examining work, at least two (2) years of which must have been in an executive, managerial, or administrative capacity.
Appointments are subject to OMB approval.
For additional information about DEP, visit www.nyc.gov/dep
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 of our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.
This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program and also meet the education and experience requirements as listed in the job posting notice. Please indicate on your resume or cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program. This position is also open to non 55-a Program candidates who meet the education and experience requirements as listed in the job posting notice.
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New York City Residency is not required for this position