CEQR Senior Project Manager

Organization: New York City Mayor's Office of Climate and Environmental Justice, Office of Environmental Coordination
Website: https://www.nyc.gov/site/oec/index.page

Posted: July 3, 2023 | Closing: September 29, 2023

Job Description

About the Office

The Mayor’s Office of Environmental Coordination (MOEC) is responsible for overseeing New York City’s environmental review process as mandated by the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). MOEC reviews environmental analyses conducted pursuant to the City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) framework for projects sponsored by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, for which the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic and Workforce Development is the designated lead agency. CEQR is the process by which New York City agencies determine what effects a discretionary action they approve may have upon the environment. MOEC also assists City agencies in carrying out their environmental review responsibilities. In addition to being the database repository for all CEQR documents produced in the City, MOEC serves as the City’s liaison to State and Federal agencies on environmental matters and advises the Mayor on matters of environmental policy.

About the Role

MOEC seeks a Senior Project Manager to support environmental review projects of the office’s CEQR portfolio and to manage database administration. Duties include oversight of review of CEQR documents prepared by City, State, and Federal agencies and by private applicants seeking public agency approvals, citywide agency review coordination, digital database functions, quality assurance/quality control of CEQR records, database customer service and support, and ensuring consistency with City policies and completeness of information. Additional responsibilities include working with agency environmental review officers, legal counsels, and technical personnel to ensure that environmental review practice is appropriate and consistent among City agencies, as well as collaborating with other MOEC personnel on specific environmental projects and policy issues. The selected candidate will also perform related duties as requested.

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent analytical skills, interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communications skills, computer literacy is a must.
  • Familiarity with CEQR and other environmental review frameworks (e.g., SEQRA, NEPA), New York City government and geography.
  • Specific expertise or demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas is a plus: urban planning, transportation, database administration, natural resources, air quality, acoustics, environmental or administrative law, climate change, sustainability, development of contaminated property, public health, or a related area.


  • A master’s or other advanced degree from an accredited college in an appropriate discipline including urban planning, environmental science, environmental engineering, environmental law, public health, sustainability management, database management, hydrogeology, chemistry, biology, or a related field and a minimum of two (2) years of full-time experience in a relevant field; or
  • A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of four (4) years of full-time experience in a relevant field.

Salary Range

$80,000 – $90,000

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency Is Required Within 90 Days of Appointment

How to Apply

Go to https://www.nyc.gov/site/omjobs/index.page and search for “Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice”, #39709 – Senior Project Manager.

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