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Press Release #17-64
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
CONTACT: Public Affairs 646-885-5020

DSNY Announces Promotion of Javier Lojan to Three-Star Chief; Chief Lojan will oversee the Personnel Management Division

Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia has announced the promotion of Javier Lojan to three-star Chief as head of the Department’s Personnel Management Division.

The Personnel Management Division monitors, controls and supports uniform and civilian staffing needs for the Bureau of Cleaning and Collection. Throughout the year, the Personnel Management Division coordinates the Department’s charitable endeavors.

“Chief Lojan is an effective leader with years of experience throughout the Department,” said Commissioner Garcia. “We are very grateful to Chief Lojan for his many years of city service, and wish him all the best in the years to come.”

Chief Lojan began his career with the Department in October 1999 as a Sanitation Worker assigned to the Manhattan 10 garage, serving the Harlem area and Queens 6 garage, serving Forest Hills and Rego Park. He was next a Supervisor at the Queens 4 garage, directing operations in the Corona and Elmhurst neighborhoods.

Chief Lojan has served as a District Superintendent for two Manhattan garages, managing and supervising the garage, including organizing snow removal operations in high traffic areas and coordinating special event clean-ups such as parades and celebrations. Chief Lojan has also worked as a member of the Department’s Field Investigation & Audit Team, and was promoted to Deputy Chief, serving in the Cleaning Operations Office and in the Operations Management Division. Most recently, he was the Queens West Borough Chief where he was responsible for overseeing the daily cleaning, collection and snow removal operations for all districts in Western Queens. Under his leadership, the Queens West Borough successfully implemented the roll out of the initial SMART Operations Board, and the district reached its highest Street Cleanliness Scorecard Rating in more than 18 years, 95.4 percent in FY’17.

About the New York City Department of Sanitation

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) keeps New York City healthy, safe and clean by collecting, recycling and disposing of waste, cleaning streets and vacant lots, and clearing snow and ice. The Department operates 59 district garages and manages a fleet of more than 2,000 rear-loading collection trucks, 450 mechanical brooms and 689 salt/sand spreaders. The Department clears litter, snow and ice from approximately 6,500 miles of City streets and removes debris from vacant lots as well as abandoned vehicles from City streets.