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.

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    Reporting to the Commissioner, the Director of Urban Forestry plays a lead role in all initiatives related to 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. They will provide professional direction in administration of coordinated programs for City-wide conservation and protection of arboreal resources, tree inventories, regulation of owner/developer actions on trees covered by the City Code, and the maintenance, removal, and planting of trees.

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    The GND Policy Analyst and Implementation analyst (GND Analyst) supports the work of the GND Director and provides essential analytical and project management duties that drives Boston's climate impact,  The GND Analyst will initially be responsible for research and analysis across the City, and it is expected that they will eventually develop a portfolio of topics and projects to lead.  The GND will have significant exposure within City government and with regional and global partners.

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    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

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    The Air Quality Project Manager will work with the APCC and other City agencies, residents, businesses, and institutions to administer programs, identify obstacles and facilitate solutions leading to short-term and long-term air quality improvements, in support of the Mayor’s goals of carbon neutrality and a healthy environment. Candidates should have a passion for clean air and low-carbon mobility, an affinity with maps and spreadsheets, and bring energy and creativity to pollution reduction across Boston’s communities.

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    The BERDO Review Board Manager will staff the newly established Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) Review Board, provide administrative and technical supervision to the Board, develop regulations and policies with the Review Board, and manage disbursement of funds from the Equitable Emissions Investment Fund. The Review Board Manager’s role will be to actively support the Review Board in successfully fulfilling its mission of ensuring equitable implementation and community oversight of BERDO. Prior to the seating of the Review Board, the BERDO Review Board Manager will draft and revise regulations and lead aspects of the rulemaking process, including stakeholder engagement. The BERDO Review Board Manager will report to the Carbon Neutrality Program Manager in the Environment Department.

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    The Retrofit Resource Hub Manager will conduct intake of and outreach to building owners, provide one-on-one technical assistance to building owners on how to decarbonize their buildings, and connect building owners with programs and resources needed to achieve emissions reductions, including those required by the Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO). 

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    The Air Quality Program Assistant will work with the APCC and other City agencies, residents, businesses, and institutions to support and administer programs leading to short-term and long-term air quality improvements, in support of the Mayor’s goals of carbon neutrality and a healthy environment. Candidates should have a passion for clean air and low-carbon mobility, an affinity with maps and spreadsheets, an appetite for field work, and bring energy and creativity to pollution reduction across Boston’s communities.

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    Under direction of the Director of Maintenance, supervises the crews assigned to the general maintenance of trees under the jurisdiction of the Boston Parks & Recreation Dept. and does related work as required. 

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    Reporting directly to Park Ranger II, Park Ranger III, and Chief Park Ranger/Executive Secretary (P&R), act as a special officer as enumerated in Boston Police Rule 400A, by patrolling parks, playgrounds, historic sites and conservation areas in order to promote compliance with Parks Department rules and regulations; by protecting natural and cultural resources; by enhancing visitor experiences through visibility, interpretive programming and visitor information; and by performing related work as required.

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    The Office of Food Justice is hiring a Program Coordinator to support our food access programming. Come join our growing team to support affordability and community engagement at farmers markets, help expand the Boston Double Up Food Bucks program, communicate about food resources and build capacity for community food sovereignty.

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    Common Questions

    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.

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