Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):
Mayor Wu's administration is committed to a Green New Deal for Boston by reducing planet-warming pollution while creating economic opportunities for everyone, especially those from marginalized communities who often suffer the worst impacts of climate change. In October 2021, the City passed the Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO 2.0), which set carbon targets for medium- and large-sized buildings to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and created a new Review Board to provide oversight and ensure that BERDO 2.0 is implemented equitably. The Review Board will review and approve portfolio compliance, individual compliance plans, and hardship compliance plans; make recommendations for regulation updates; impose penalties; make recommendations for expenditures from the Equitable Emissions Investment Fund, and conduct other oversight needs of BERDO 2.0. Community-based organizations will nominate two-thirds of the members of the Review Board, and its members will represent a broad range of expertise.
The BERDO Review Board Manager will staff the newly established Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) Review Board, provide administrative and technical supervision to the Board, develop regulations and policies with the Review Board, and manage disbursement of funds from the Equitable Emissions Investment Fund. The Review Board Manager’s role will be to actively support the Review Board in successfully fulfilling its mission of ensuring equitable implementation and community oversight of BERDO. Prior to the seating of the Review Board, the BERDO Review Board Manager will draft and revise regulations and lead aspects of the rulemaking process, including stakeholder engagement. The BERDO Review Board Manager will report to the Carbon Neutrality Program Manager in the Environment Department.
Boston Residency Required.
Hours per week: 35