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Inspections Intern

Engineering, Architecture, & Planning with NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Employment Type and Schedule Intern

Salary $15.00 per hour

Work Location Queens

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 14, 2023

Description Description

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 stormwater, 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 Bureau of Police and Security (BPS) is responsible for protecting the New York City water supply and the associated critical infrastructure from terrorism, pollution and crime. In addition, the Bureau is also responsible for establishing on-site procedures intended to minimize the potential impact on human health and the environment in the event of a hazardous material incident. To accomplish our mission, the Bureau is divided into three divisions: the Police Department which patrols the upstate water supply; the Security Division which employees private security guards for protecting in city facilities and which designs and implements security systems for the water supply system; and the Division of Emergency Response and Technical Assessment (DERTA) which responds to hazardous material emergencies with in the city by evaluating the characteristics of the materials involved and making technical decisions concerning containment, abatement and disposal.

The selected candidate will be assigned to the Right to Know Unit. S/he will provide assistance to the Inspection Unit Supervisor; schedule inspections using a computerize program; make appointments with facility owners for inspections and provide information regarding the inspection process. The candidate will also review inspection reports for inaccuracies; enter chemical inventory in our Tier II system and assist with general office work

Requirements Requirements

As of June of the Program year the prospective interne must be a student matriculated in a college or be a recent college graduate (winter/spring term of the Program year).

Note: Appointment to this title is only valid for the duration of the Program, June – August each year.