Join The Work to Become a Green New Deal City
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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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 Contracts and Grants/Finance Manager has responsibility for the administrative management of grants and contracts of the Environment Department. This includes assistance to program staff in the development of grant applications and RFPs, oversight of selection and contracting processes, and management of financial flows. The Contracts and Grants/Finance Manager also assists in budget preparation, requisitions, HR processes, and general office management. This position reports to the Director of Office Administration and Finance.
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 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.
- 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.
The Boston Community Choice Electricity (BCCE) Engagement Assistant will work with the BCCE Program Manager to engage with customers and prospective customers to educate, assist and enroll Boston residents and small businesses in the BCCE program.
BCCE is Massachusetts's most extensive municipal aggregation program, with more than 200,000 customers, providing electricity to Bostonians. Customers can receive electric supplies from the electric distribution company (currently Eversource for Boston), third-party suppliers, or in Boston, BCCE. Compared to the options, BCCE provides price stability, competitive pricing, and the opportunity to purchase electricity with lower carbon emissions.
The successful candidate will work closely with the BCCE Program Manager, Director of Communications, Director of Community Engagement for the Environment, Energy and Open Space Cabinet (EEOS), Environment Department Community Engagement Manager and the Environment Department's Communications Manager, the City's municipal aggregation consultant, the electricity supply vendor, and others to help educate the public about the program. This will include replying to constituent phone calls and emails, attending City and community meetings and events, and making presentations in person and virtually.
Reporting to the Director of Community Engagement, the Community Engagement Manager leads the development and implementation of community engagement initiatives for the Environment Department. The Community Engagement Manager will help to advise engagement approaches across the department’s work, lead key engagements, and maintain relationships across our communities.
The Community Engagement Manager works closely with teams leading our carbon neutrality, energy, climate resilience, and environmental quality initiatives, as well as the Department’s Communications team. The Community Engagement Manager’s work will be grounded in an equity-driven approach that engages Boston residents, particularly those in Environmental Justice communities, and stakeholders in the work to achieve Boston’s climate goals.
The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial and collaborative, and will play an integral role in ensuring that all Bostonians have the tools they need to make Boston a greener, healthier, more equitable city for everyone.
The Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) Review Board ensures the equitable implementation of the BERDO (Boston City Code, Ordinances, Section 7-2.2). Through its work, the BERDO Review Board seeks to enhance the public health and welfare of Boston residents by reducing greenhouse gasses from large existing buildings.
In this role one will:
- Become thoroughly familiar with BERDO and related Regulations and Policies as well as the City of Boston’s climate and sustainability goals and the City’s administrative structure, programs, and staff responsibilities for climate action.
- Respond to inquiries from the public about application procedures and deadlines, building decarbonization issues, public hearing records questions, compliance and other BERDO-related issues as they arise.
- Assist with the development and implementation of BERDO regulations and policies.
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.