From the NY Post:
The city's problem-plagued Department of Environmental Protection is still searching for a new commissioner after a yearlong hunt that has seen five candidates fail to pan out and several others turn down the $205,000-a- year job.
The DEP, crippled by budget cuts and the bungling of some of the city's costliest projects, has been searching for a boss since Emily Lloyd resigned last October.
The mayor's appointment staff has interviewed at least five industry experts, but none has panned out.
Acting Commissioner Steven Lawitts applied but didn't make the grade, a City Hall source acknowledged. Lawitts declined to comment.