Senior Advisor FOR Infrastructure

New York, New York

NYC Mayor's Office
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Job ID Number: 39159

About the Office:

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Operations (DMO) works to advance the City's efforts to address policy matters across the five boroughs, coordinate operational efforts across the City's public agencies, improve access to services for all New Yorkers, and ensure agencies are run compassionately and effectively. The Deputy Mayor oversees 8 city agencies and 1 mayoral office: DOT, DEP, DSNY, DOB, DDC, SCA. TLC, and the Mayor's Office of Climate and Environmental Justice.

About the Role:

The Senior Advisor for the DMO Infrastructure team will report up to the Special Advisor for Infrastructure, who reports directly to the DMO. The Senior Advisor will be a key member of the DMO team, and will oversee development of landmark infrastructure policy, execution of large scale and novel infrastructure projects, and an integral part of a team that secures federal infrastructure grant dollars. The Senior Advisor will be the critical liaison with federal and state counterparts as well as major authorities, elected officials, and advocates. S/he will have the opportunity to represent the Deputy Mayor on relevant panels, public engagements and press events.

Working in the under the direction of the Special Advisor for Infrastructure, the Senior Advisor will provide guidance on infrastructure initiatives and issues to support the advancement of the Administration's priorities. This will include, but is not limited to:

Interagency Coordination and Communication

Represent the Mayor's Office in meetings and communications with city agencies and external stakeholders on the scope, status, and progress of a project;

Provide and develop strategic guidance, direction, and assistance, with an understanding of operational feasibility on execution

Develop productive relationships with project stakeholders (internal and external to the City) and generate cooperation and buy-in on policy and project direction and implementation

Lead inter-agency working groups and task forces

Build a network of subject matter experts to provide context and direction

Ensure the appropriate Mayor's Office teams, including Communications and Intergovernmental are informed and involved where needed on major initiatives

Project Management

Provide program and project administration and oversight, especially on sensitive, logistically complex, and high-visibility initiatives

Guide Agency staff who establish, implement, and monitor aggressive and streamlined schedules, budgets, and deliverables while mitigating setbacks and impacts

Anticipate regulatory processes and critical path items to ensure that they do not impede the progress of project goals and objectives.

Writing, Analysis, and Presentation

Comfortability simplifies complex concepts and nuanced details into crisp and easy to understand formats and language.

Issue direction and set goals for internal staff and consultants and facilitate workflow

Exceptional interpersonal skills to interact effectively at all levels

Demonstrated experience successfully establishing working relationships and finding opportunities to enhance relations with internal and external stakeholders;

Must be able to work independently, organize work and prioritize multiple assignments within established deadlines, keeping projects moving;

Awareness of federal, state, and local political platforms, including issues of concern to the Mayor's Office;

Presents to internal and external executive management as required.


New York City Resident (required within 90 days of appointment)

Graduate from with a baccalaureate degree, preferably in urban planning architecture, landscape architecture, or design, engineering, public administration, or related fields, plus 7-10 years of full-time relevant professional experience in a field related to this position.

Demonstrated experience in policy, urban planning, project management, operations, or government

Exceptional written, verbal, and communication skills

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Ability to self-manage and conduct rigorous research and outreach, attention to detail, and the ability to complete tasks in a timely fashion with minimal supervision

Experience in the infrastructure or transportation policy, civic engagement, equitable development, and/or freight fields are desirable

Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Suite

Willingness to work as part of a team environment

Comfortable in fast-pace environment with competing priorities.

New York City or state government work experience or relevant is a plus

Salary Range:

$140,000 - $180,000

To Apply:

Please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and three (3) references to Candidate Application

New York City Residency Is Required Within 90 Days of Appointment

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.

The Adams Administration values diversity - in backgrounds and in experiences that is reflective of the city it serves. Applicants of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged and welcomed to apply.

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Date Posted: 03 February 2023
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