Senior Program Manager/Sector Lead, Agency Planning & Implementation - Healthcare

New York, NY, USA
24 days ago
Full time role


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DCAS's mission is to make city government work for all New Yorkers. From managing New York City’s most iconic courthouses and municipal buildings, to purchasing over $1 billion annually in goods and services for more than 80 City agencies — what we do ensures that all agencies can deliver on their mission. Our reach touches every facet of city government and is instrumental to the successful day-to-day operations of the City of New York.

Our commitment to equity, effectiveness, and sustainability guides our work providing City agencies with the critical resources and support needed to succeed, including:

• Recruiting, hiring, and training City employees.
• Managing 55 public buildings.
• Acquiring, selling, and leasing City property.
• Purchasing over $1 billion in goods and services for City agencies.
• Overseeing the greenest municipal vehicle fleet in the country.
• Leading the City's efforts to reduce carbon emissions from government operations.

When you work at DCAS, you're not just working for one agency, but in service of them all. It's an opportunity to provide impactful support, quality customer service, and help protect the future of New York City for generations to come. Visit our website at to learn more about the work we do.

DCAS’s Division of Energy Management (DEM) leads the City’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions from government operations. Our goals are to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40 percent by 2025 (40x25), 50 percent by 2030 (50x30), and 80 percent by 2050 (80x50). Additionally, DEM is tasked with completing work related to the City’s other energy-related commitments, such as pledging to install 100 MW of solar photovoltaics on City buildings by 2025. DEM works toward achieving the above goals by managing the City’s utility accounts, developing the City’s annual utility energy budget; helping our agency partners identify and pursue energy-saving opportunities at their facilities; leading energy efficiency and distributed generation projects across the City’s portfolio; and helping implement operations and maintenance best practices.

The Senior Program Manager, Agency Planning and Implementation (Healthcare) will sit within DEM’s Operations Unit, which is responsible for delivering energy efficiency, clean energy, and electrification projects across the City. The Senior Program Manager will be charged with leading a team of 2-3 staff which will work with our Healthcare partner agencies (including the Health + Hospitals, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Office of Chief Medical Examiner) to help them meet or exceed their energy and emissions reduction performance targets. The targets have been established under the City’s Local Law 97 (LL97) Implementation Action Plan and include emissions reduction targets for 2025 and 2030. Additionally, sector teams shall support agency partners in pursuit of City energy and emissions policy goals, e.g. electrification of fossil fuel burning equipment.


The responsibilities of the Senior Program Manager are expected to include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Conducting portfolio-level research and planning for the agencies | Work with other DEM and agency staff to research, evaluate, prioritize, and sequence energy projects across the agencies’ portfolios given their LL97 targets. In particular, prioritize sites for larger, multi-year (comprehensive) capital projects; identify replicable opportunities for simpler energy efficiency projects and operations and preventative maintenance work; help integrate energy and electrification projects into agency capital planning efforts; and recommend energy audits and assessments.

2. Researching and Evaluating energy and emission reduction performance for agencies Work with other DEM and agency staff to regularly research and evaluate each agency’s progress towards their LL97 targets. Work with their peers across DEM and senior leadership to generate solutions for overcoming barriers to project implementation, and adjust overall sector strategy as necessary.

3. Driving quality control and quality assurance efforts within and across internal teams | Work with other DEM staff to manage energy project evaluation, reporting, accounting, quality assurance and quality control, and data management. Act to ensure a high degree of timely completion and quality for project execution. Identify and coordinate DEM resources to help facilitate project delivery as needed.

4. Supervising project managers and analysts | Supervising project managers and analysts within the Healthcare sector team.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.

To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:

1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or

2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or

3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.

NOTE: Probationary Period
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Preferred Skills:
The preferred candidate will bring the following skills and experience to this position: • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, energy management, construction project management, or a related field. • 4+ years of experience in an energy consulting role, ideally with a specialization in or focus on one or more of the following sectors: Large Commercial, Healthcare, Culture/Economic Development, Infrastructure, Education, and Community Services. • Experience with technical project management operations, including project planning, scope development, design and construction management, operations transfer, and project close-out. • Direct supervisory experience preferred managerial responsibilities within a project management matrix team will also be considered. • Knowledge of and experience with ASHRAE or AEE procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits. • Knowledge of energy savings calculation and emissions calculation methodologies. • Possession of a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness:

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at
Residency Requirement:

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Additional Information:

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Job ID: 586403

Title code: 21744


Title Classification: Non-Competitive-5, No Exam Required

 Experienced (Non-Manager)

Work Location: 1 Centre St., N.Y.

 Building Operations & Maintenance

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