Assistant Director ; Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Job Title: 
Assistant Director
Job Location: 
Boston, Mass, USA
$41,017.08 - $113,116.03 Yearly

The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) seeks to fill the position of Assistant Director of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM). On behalf of EEA, CZM is the lead state agency for coastal and ocean management in the Commonwealth. 


The Assistant Director will work with the Director to assist in the overall management and administration of the agency and oversee agency program areas related to: CZM’s regional coordinators and their work with coastal cities and towns;  overseeing CZM’s statutory and regulatory responsibilities, including Federal Consistency Review, Review and Approval of Municipal Harbor Plans, and Designation of Port Areas; and providing technical and financial assistance to municipalities to support assessment, planning, and the promotion of sound adaptation measures to increase coastal resilience.


Key responsibilities of the Assistant Director include: 

  • Support for and coordination with CZM Director and EEA; 

  • Assisting the Director with strategic planning, policy review/development, and oversight/direction of CZM functions related to: 

    • Coordination of CZM regional staff and offices;

    • Local technical assistance and regional coordination; 

    • Coastal shoreline and floodplain management; and

    • Project review and implementation of coastal policies in federal consistency review; 

  • Management and supervision of staff; and 

  • Assistance in other agency administrative and management functions and duties.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (Masters minimum) in marine policy, management, or related fields.

  • Seven or more years of direct, professional experience in coastal or ocean policy, planning, management, or science.

  • Expertise and knowledge in contemporary principles of coastal zone management.

  • Strong knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulatory framework.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and determine applicability of planning data, regional plans, technical reports to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.

  • Demonstrated skills and success in program leadership, management, and staff supervision. 

  • Demonstrated expertise with local government planning, land use, or management.

  • Demonstrated ability to assess and resolve complex natural resource problems.  

  • Demonstrated experience working with federal, state and local governments and working in a public forum. 

  • Demonstrated experienced in coordinating with numerous organizations and groups in order to achieve strong and productive working relationships, collaboration, and integration.

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects effectively and to communicate results.

  • Motivated and creative thinker.

  • Strong writer and communicator.

  • Ability to function both independently and as part of a team under a heavy workload.









Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least one (1) year must have been in a project management, supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.




I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience.


II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience.


III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience.


IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience.

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