The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water, managing wastewater and storm water, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP's water supply system is comprised of 19 reservoirs and 3 controlled lakes throughout the system’s 2,000 square mile watershed that extends 125 miles north and west of the City.

The Agency Chief Contracting Office (ACCO) is responsible for directing and managing the agency’s procurement. The ACCO's Office works cooperatively with DEP’s operational and support bureaus to manage the procurement process to support their programs and operations requiring capital construction projects, supplies, and services, such as construction and construction-related professional services, primarily, engineering. The ACCO also coordinates with the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS), the Comptroller’s Office, the Office of Management and Budget and other agencies. The ACCO’s Office consists of twelve (12) organizational groups: Contract Management, Special Projects, Contract Administration, Contract Compliance and Opportunities, Administrative Services, Purchasing Management, Payments and Accounting, Contracts Review, ACCO Operations, Strategic Sourcing, Contract Negotiation, and the Specifications/Scope Review Unit.

The Office of Contract Compliance & Opportunities is responsible for ensuring compliance with the enforcement of Minority Women Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) and subcontracting requirements for all DEP contracts; Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) and Prevailing Wage Compliance and the review and determination of subcontractor approval requests.

The Prevailing Wage Investigator will be responsible for confirming that workers on Public Works projects are being paid the correct wages per the New York City Comptroller’s Office Prevailing Wage Schedule. Reviewing Prevailing Wage forms such as daily sign in sheets & certified payroll ensuring that the forms are completed properly. Traveling to DEP sites to check for prevailing Wage Compliance.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and four years of satisfactory full-time experience purchasing or inspecting, for the purpose of ensuring adherence to purchase or contract specifications, supplies, materials and/or products such as: paints, linoleum, hoses, sand, brick, wire, shades, hardware
and tools; plumbing, electrical machine shop, building and cleaning supplies; furnishings and furniture, lumber and wood related products; metals; equipment; foods, drugs, and chemicals; fuel; textiles; printing, stationary and other sundry items; or

2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and one year of satisfactory full-time
experience as described in "1" above; or

3. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. Undergraduate college credits may be substituted for experience on the basis that 40 semester credits from an accredited college or university may be substituted for each year of required experience. However, all candidates must have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and at least one year of satisfactory full-time experience as described in "1" above.

Driver License Requirement: By the time you are appointed to this position, you must have a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York. If you have moving violations, license suspension(s) or an accident record, you may be disqualified. This license must be maintained for the duration of your employment.

Additional Information

DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success of our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.

NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate on your resume or cover letter that you would like to be considered under the 55-a Program. This position is also open to non 55-a Program candidates serving in the permanent incumbent civil service title as indicated in the job posting notice under Civil Service Title.

Physical Efforts/Work Environment/Special Working Conditions: Work in high volume office. Be able to sit for prolonged periods of time.

Appointment is subject to OMB approval.

OUR VISION: Be a world class water and wastewater utility while building a sustainable future for all New Yorkers.

OUR MISSION: Enrich the environment and protect public health for al New Yorkers by providing high quality drinking water, managing wastewater and storm water, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution.


Safety: We put safety first and are committed to creating the safest workplace for everyone involved in our work.
Integrity: We conduct ourselves at all times in a manner that is ethical, professional, and honest.
Service: We embrace diversity across all demographics.
Support: We support a culture of respect and invest in the professional growth and development of our workforce.
Transparency: We communicate openly to encourage cooperating and understanding.
Sustainability: We maximize the economics, environment, and social benefits of our investments and responsibilities.
Innovation: We embrace new ideas that improve our performance and service to our customers.

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35 hours per week.

Work Location

59-17 Junction Blvd Flushing, NY 11373

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.
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