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State of Massachusetts Boston Harbor Resilience Study Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Massachusetts was the first state in the nation to combine energy and environmental agencies under one Cabinet secretary. The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) serves Commonwealth residents interested in outdoor recreational activities, clean energy solutions and those who work with animals and livestock. Equally, EOEEA works with energy consumers, power companies, clean energy providers and farmers to delicately balance the interaction with environmental protection laws and regulations while being a cornerstone for our economic prosperity. The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs seeks to protect, preserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s environmental resources while ensuring and promoting a clean energy future for the state’s residents. Through the stewardship of open space, protection of environmental resources, and enhancement of clean energy, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs works tirelessly to make Massachusetts a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. /EOEEA received an authorization through the 2020 Water Resources Development Act that allows for a funding agreement with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to conduct a planning study (“Study”) to address climate resiliency at a watershed scale. The Study includes a regional vulnerability assessment, identification of recommended regional adaptation strategies, implementation framework, and stakeholder engagement, that will be completed by the USACE and potential subcontractors. The Study also includes extensive engagements of (1) State and regional subject matter experts to review and provide feedback on the assessment and recommendations, (2) municipal and NGO representatives to provide feedback on existing plans, projects, and priorities, and the strategies being analyzed and evaluated. The Study will culminate in (1) the development of a regional resilience assessment for the greater Boston Harbor region that summarizes the methodology, stakeholder engagement process, and results of the analysis consistent with the planning process as specified in PB2019-01, (2) identification of regional adaptation strategies, including structural and non-structural solutions, and (3) recommended implementation framework and timeline for regional adaptation strategies that considers climate vulnerability, benefit to Environmental Justice communities, cost-benefit analysis, climate mitigation, and regional benefit, among other factors./ Under the supervision of the EOEEA Director of Coastal Zone Management, CZM Boston Harbor Regional Coordinator, and Director of Climate Adaptation and Resilience, the Boston Harbor Resilience Study Manager will coordinate and manage the engagement of external stakeholders and state agency staff for the Study and its deliverables, as well as serve as the main point of contact between EEA and the USACE. Specific duties and responsibilities for this position include, but not limited to, the following: /Coordination with core project management team and contract management/ * Serve as a primary point of contact for the Study for EEA, the USACE, and external stakeholders. * Work with the core project management team, including EEA project supervisors and the USACE project manager, to finalize and implement a project management plan within the first six months of the signed project agreement that includes a clear timeline, milestones, tasks, and articulated decision-points; * Serve as the primary point of contact and study-co lead with the USACE project manager to ensure timely deliverables and approvals of all study milestones as outlined in the project management plan. * Coordinate with the core project management team to provide regular updates to state agency staff on the different stages of the Study and its deliverables, and gather their input and feedback; * Manage the contract with the USACE and EEA Finance, including ensuring timely payments and use of required cost-share funds. /Manage study stakeholder engagement process/ * Work with the core project management team, stakeholder engagement lead subcontractor, and EEA senior leadership to finalize and implement a stakeholder outreach and engagement plan; * Manage a stakeholder working group to gather monthly inputs to the Study and respond to follow-up requests and questions to the committee from EEA as needed; * Serve as the primary point of contact to the stakeholder engagement subcontractor and provide co-leadership in outreach, organizing, and managing stakeholder engagement activities, including but not limited to focus groups, surveys, and public workshops to gather feedback on study results and recommendations; * Synthesize and communicate received inputs and feedbacks from internal and external stakeholders to the core project management team, EEA senior staff, and the USACE and ensure incorporation into draft deliverables; * Develop and regularly update materials related to the study including public facing outreach materials, internal briefing materials, one-pagers and fact sheets, and website materials; * Support the Office of Coastal Zone Management’s Boston Harbor Regional Coordinator on engagement in the Study and related projects and tasks relating to municipal climate resilience planning in the Boston Harbor region. * Support transfer of knowledge and expertise between with the core project management team and the EEA MVP Boston coordinator and the CZM Boston Harbor Regional Coordinator. * Other duties as assigned. Preferred Qualifications: * Demonstrated ability to engage, manage, and facilitate diverse stakeholders and staff members at meetings to elicit information on both technical analysis and project recommendations; * Broad experience in the public and private sector project and contract management, ensuring project deliverables are effectively developed within agreed upon scope, timeline, and budget; * Excellent meeting facilitation and writing and oral communications skills; * Strong organizational skills in terms of meeting deadlines while managing multiple work streams, circulating timely information, and capability to prioritize and evaluate goals. * Preferred familiarity with technical issues related to climate adaptation and resilience; climate vulnerability analysis; Boston and MA climate change data and science; local, regional and state adaptation plans, projects, and priorities; nature-based solutions; environmental justice and equity The duration for this contract is: 2/1/2022 - 12/31/2024 * *Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Exec Office Of Energy and Environmental Affairs *Title: *Boston Harbor Resilience Study Manager Location: Massachusetts-Boston-100 Cambridge Street Requisition ID: 2200000E