Special Assistant to the Deputy Borough President

The Bronx Borough President advises the Mayor of New York City, comments on land-use items in their borough, advocates borough needs in the annual municipal budget process, appoint a select number of officials and community board members, and serves as an ex officio member of various boards and committees. The Office of the Bronx Borough President is seeking a full-time Special Assistant to the Deputy Borough President. The Special Assistant will have the opportunity to work with units across the agency to support a broad range of projects and work with external partners. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to multi-task and coordinate shifting priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; strong problem-solving and decision-making skills; excellent interpersonal skills and organizational savvy; and demonstrate confidentiality and discretion.

• Provide high-level assistance to the Deputy Borough President
• Manage the planning, execution, and staffing of special events, forums, town halls, and roundtables as needed under the unit’s purview.
• Attend meetings and events with or on behalf of the Deputy Borough President (DBP)
• Prepare, edit, and generate memorandums speeches, talking points, and memos, as well as creative and technical content in both English and Spanish.
• Conduct research and gather information for special priority projects and perform other assignments of confidentiality and/or sensitive nature as directed.
• Serve as the liaison between DBP and the Senior Leadership team (Directors), including coordinating and compiling information from units to ensure timely completion of deliverables and reports.
• Closely monitor and track tasks, deliverables, and deadlines.
• Support and work closely with the Administrative Assistant to ensure meetings are scheduled and modified as needed to meet the needs of the unit.
• Support the management of DBP’s social media profile and digital content.
• Conduct other duties as instructed and/or necessary to help keep the office performing at an efficient level in a high-speed environment.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.

Preferred Skills
• An advanced degree in public administration, public policy, management, political science, government, law, or a closely related field.
• Fluent in both English and Spanish
• Exceptional writing skills and ability to summarize complex concepts quickly, clearly, and concisely for audiences at all levels.
• Ability to work with substantial independence, take ownership of projects, and successfully manage multiple priorities under pressure.
• Solution-oriented thinking, intellectual curiosity, and ability to seek out innovative solutions to complex problems.
• Deep understanding of discretion and maintaining high levels of confidentiality
• Proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
• Dedication to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity, and compliance
• Proven decision-making and analytical skills.
• Experience working in a governmental setting and/or interest in local City Government is preferred.
• Occasional travel may be required (approximately 5-10%), including driving during evenings and weekends, depending on mission and assignment.
• Possession and maintenance of a valid Driver’s License issued by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicle is required, or otherwise demonstrate the capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.
• Strong computer skills. Knowledge of google docs, emails, excel, and Microsoft Word.

To Apply

Current City Employees:

Please log into Employee Self Service (ESS) at http://www.nyc.gov/ess and search for
Job ID number 598307

All other applicants:

Please go to http://www.nyc.gov/jobs and search for Job ID number 598307

If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume, cover letter, and three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted for an interview.


Public Svc 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 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.


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.

Job Category
Administration and Office
Job Type
USD 59,116.00 - 91,768.00 per year
United States
Career Level
City of New York