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Director of Safety Policy

Director of Safety Policy

Posted on: 09/20/2023
  1. Full-time



  1. No exam required



$58,700.00 – $135,000.00

Job Description

This vacancy has now expired.

Working closely with units across NYC DOT and the city's multi-agency Vision Zero Task Force, the Director of Safety Policy will develop, implement, and evaluate street safety policies, programs, and strategies. Reporting to the Assistant Commissioner for Policy, the Director will serve as the agency's subject matter expert on safety policy, keep abreast of innovative safety initiatives in other cities and countries, and conduct research and analysis on new and promising Vision Zero interventions. In coordination with the agency’s Intergovernmental Affairs unit, the Director will develop legislative priorities at the city, state, and federal level, prepare testimonies, letters, and comments, and support the agency's legislative advocacy efforts. The Director will work with the agency's Office of Research, Implementation, and Safety on monitoring fatality and injury statistics and trends and communicating the current state of road safety to senior leadership and City Hall. The Director will also be responsible for regular reporting on key safety initiatives, including the agency’s speed and redlight camera programs. The Director will frequently represent the agency on Vision Zero issues with outside stakeholders, including elected officials, industry and community groups, and advocacy organizations.

Minimum Qualifications

Admission to the New York State Bar; and four years of recent full-time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience subsequent to admission to any bar, eighteen months of which must have been in the supervision of other attorneys, in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work.

Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.

Preferred Skills

The preferred candidate is a well-organized self-starter with an enthusiasm for making New York City’s streets safer. The candidate will be working within a fast-paced environment and must have the ability to multi-task and quickly respond to issues as they arise. In addition, a successful candidate will have: - Strong writing and public presentation skills - Strong policy research, analysis, and evaluation skills - An understanding of street safety and related policy at the city, state and federal levels - Experience conducting outreach to elected officials, government agencies, and community stakeholders Statistical and data analysis skills are a plus for this position.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/
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.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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Director of Safety Policy

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  1. Experienced (non-manager)

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55 Water St Ny Ny

  1. Policy, Research & Analysis