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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.

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 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.

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    Reporting to the Cabinet Chief, the Director of Community Engagement plays a lead role in all initiatives related to community engagement. The Director of Community Engagement will be responsible for the strategic direction of the Cabinet's community engagement work.


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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 Climate and Environmental Planning team is responsible for the Environment Department’s work in developing and implementing the City’s climate action plan, including climate adaptation, greenhouse gas mitigation and zero waste efforts, developing and enforcing regulations in traditional environmental areas such as air pollution, noise and wetlands protection and overseeing the review of development projects from a climate, environmental, and sustainability perspective. The CEP Project Managers will report to the Director of Climate and Environmental Planning and work with the team to advance the City’s environmental goals and support implementation of these initiatives. 



    • 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.


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

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    Reporting to the Director of Urban Forestry or a designee, the Executive Assistant for Urban Forestry will support the Urban Forestry Division in a variety of administrative tasks related to the operation of the division. 

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    Under the general supervision of the Commissioner, Director of Urban Forestry, City Tree Warden or their designee, the Arborist will support 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.

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    Under the guidance of Office of Food Justice (OFJ) leadership, the Partnership and Community Engagement Manager will be responsible for building engagement strategies to communicate the office’s goals to residents and community partners. This position is also responsible for leading a network of food justice, food access and food systems organizations across the city in order to support OFJ’s goals. Apply for this position today.


    Under the guidance of the Director of the Office of Food Justice, the Boston Double Up Food Bucks Program Manager will work to improve equitable access to nutritious food with respect to affordability, physical accessibility, and cultural appropriateness. The Program Manager will specifically manage the implementation of the Boston Double Up Food Bucks program to reduce food insecurity and increase equitable food access. Apply for this position today. 

    The scope of work for this fellowship will include supporting the Farmers Market Coupon program through market and vendor technical support, operations management, and evaluation. This position is ideal for someone interested in farmers markets and food access program operations and evaluation. Within the internal OFJ team, the fellow will work closely with the Program Manager but may be asked to contribute to other work in the office. Apply for this position today.

    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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