Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations
Offer Salary: $209,585
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, is seeking to fill the position of Deputy Commissioner for the Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations (BWSO). Position oversees the maintenance and operation of DEP’s extensive water, sewer and drainage systems, which deliver clean water and collect wastewater through 7,000 miles of water mains and 7,400 miles of sewers. The Bureau is often referred to as the “Billboard” of DEP, because its 1,200 employees regularly interface with NYC citizens on streets and in communities throughout the five boroughs. Bureau staff respond 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to calls made to the City’s 3-1-1 Call Center on issues related to water and sewer services. Response times and the quality of solutions are key measures in the Mayor’s Monthly Management Report.
BWSO is also responsible for maintaining more than 109,000 fire hydrants and 148,000 catch basins. In addition, the Bureau contributes to improving storm water management in NYC through our Green Infrastructure Program by maintaining thousands of curbside rain gardens, referred to as bioswales. This responsibility requires the Bureau to manage the growth of green jobs, which are expected to provide employment and career opportunities to NYC citizens, especially in disadvantaged communities.
For more information about this career changing opportunity please visit nyc.gov/jobs and search for job ID 321554