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Performance Measurement and Strategic Planning Graduate Intern

Health with NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time, Intern

Salary $15.93 - $17.00 per hour

Work Location NYC All Boroughs

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 EHS Performance Measurement and Strategic Planning (PMSP) Division is responsible for conducting agency-level programmatic EHS assessments, compiling and presenting metrics (EHS performance), and spearheading strategic development and continuous improvement of the Agency-wide EHS Program. As part of this effort, the Section is responsible for scheduling a redesigned framework to conduct hybrid audits of DEP facilities based on priority listings. This will also be substantial for evaluating the Agency’s current efforts and progress with strengthening critical EHS programs relevant to the ISO 45001 management system standard.

The Section also conducting COVID-19 investigations to determine work-relatedness for DEP employees reporting a positive COVID-19 test result. Work-related cases are recordable illnesses that are stored as incidents in an Audit and Incident Information Management System (AIIMS) software (CRM-based). AIIMS is the primary enterprise system for evaluating risk and metrics data including Incidents, Near Miss and Hazard Identification across Bureaus and DEP. Strengthening performance metrics for leading and lagging indicators for executive decision-making is a key action item under the agency’s strategic plan. Interns will work closely with various technical staff and have the opportunity to participate in hybrid EHS audits of industrial facility operations.

The selected interns will perform the following tasks: 1. Reviewing and supporting the efforts at planning and executing priority EHS programs relevant under the ISO 45001 management system standard. 2. Providing general support and assistance with PMSP Section initiatives in Policy development, planning EHS assessments, researching and incorporating new techniques in current EHS assessment protocol, developing guidance(s)/checklists. 3. Providing general support and assistance with performance metrics measurement, quality reviews, generating reports, customizing AIIMS dashboards, and creating a performance metrics template, and guidance document. 4. Assisting with routine unit activities of the PMSP Division, including regulatory research for OEHS, and report preparation.

The interns will work under general guidance from the PMSP Director or Designee.

Requirements Requirements

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in an accredited college, university or law school.