Join The Work to Become a Green New Deal City
We're hiring employees at all levels across the Mayor's Cabinet of Environment, Energy, and Open Space.
Mayor Michelle Wu has an ambitious agenda for Boston: become a Green New Deal City.
The Mayor's Office of Environment, Energy, and Open Space supports the vision of enhancing environmental justice and quality of life in Boston by protecting air, water, climate, and land resources. Our work focuses on achieving carbon neutrality while working to mitigate and prepare for the effects of climate change, including flooding, sea level rise, and extreme weather.
Becoming a Green New Deal city requires all hands on deck- which means there are jobs outside of the Cabinet of Environment, Energy, and Open Space that are working towards the same goal. Make sure to keep an eye out on boston.gov/jobs for open positions in the Public Works Department, Transportation Department, Inspectional Services, and more.
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ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC SERVICE CAREER FAIR
Environmental Public Service Career Fair
- When March 30, 2023, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
UMass Boston Campus, Integrated Sciences Complex
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
There are no upcoming events available at this time.
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The Director of Climate Resilience reports to the Commissioner of the Environment Department, and interacts with all segments of Boston’s municipal government and of the Boston community. As part of the management team of the Environment Department, they will work closely with other members of the management team and have important administrative responsibilities.
The Director of Environmental Quality reports to the Commissioner of the Environment Department, and interacts with all segments of Boston’s municipal government and of the Boston community. As part of the management team of the Environment Department, they will work closely with other members of the management team and have important administrative responsibilities
The Climate and Environmental Planning team is responsible for the Environment Department’s work in developing and implementing the City’s climate action plan, including climate adaptation, greenhouse gas mitigation and zero waste efforts, developing and enforcing regulations in traditional environmental areas such as air pollution, noise and wetlands protection and overseeing the review of development projects from a climate, environmental, and sustainability perspective. The CEP Project Managers will report to the Director of Climate and Environmental Planning and work with the team to advance the City’s environmental goals and support implementation of these initiatives.
- Stays current with scientific developments and conveys them in practical terms to stakeholders.
- Supports neighborhood climate resilience planning and develops proposals for extending planning into additional neighborhoods.
- Supports the management of projects to develop specific plans and projects that address risks from longer and more frequent heat waves, more intense precipitation, and higher sea levels and coastal flooding
- Support the development and convening of local and regional infrastructure agencies and operators.
- Assists in coordinating and mainstreaming internal and external activities related to climate preparedness within City Hall and works with City agencies to expand the awareness of climate preparedness in their activities.
- Support the development of resources for residents, small businesses, and other stakeholders to take action.
- Leads innovative community outreach around climate preparedness.
- Performs related work as required.
Under direction of the Director of Maintenance, supervises the crews assigned to the general maintenance of trees under the jurisdiction of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and does related work as required.
Reporting to the Director of Urban Forestry or a designee, the Executive Assistant for Urban Forestry will support the Urban Forestry Division in a variety of administrative tasks related to the operation of the division.
Under the general supervision of the Commissioner, Director of Urban Forestry, City Tree Warden or their designee, the Arborist will support the care, protection and promotion of the urban forest throughout the community, including the City-owned trees, as well as other trees to the extent provided for by law and/or regulation.
Where can I apply for the jobs?
If the job is already posted, please apply via our Career Center. We aim to have the additional positions posted in the fall of 2022.
If I don't know if I am the right fit should I apply?
Yes! We are open to nontraditional candidates and would love to see your application.
What's it like working for the City of Boston?
No two days are the same — and that’s what we love about it! You join a team of passionate, dedicated professionals who care deeply about what we do and the change we can make. And, you get to be a key part of Mayor Wu’s administration, helping carry out the policies of one of the leading Green New Deal Mayors in the country. Fill out an interest form today!
What is the timeline for filling these jobs?
We will start interviewing candidates a few weeks after the jobs are posted.
Can I apply to more than one position?
Yes! Feel free to apply to all the positions that interest you and you meet the minimum qualifications.
Do I have to live in Boston?
Yes, all the jobs will require residency in the City of Boston by the time you start the job. You can read more about our residency requirement.
What are the salary and benefits for the jobs?
The salary depends on the job. All of the full-time jobs come with benefits and selected applicants may be eligible to join a union. You can see the salary range and union affiliation when the positions are posted to the Career Center.
Are these on-going, full-time positions?
Unless noted, these are on-going, full-time positions with benefits. There is a six-month probationary period for all new hires at the City of Boston.