NYC Parks is an award-winning city agency that builds and cares for public spaces for New Yorkers to connect, play and enjoy. These public spaces, encompassing over 5,000 properties and 14% of the city’s land and coastline, include seawalls and waterfronts, pedestrian bridges, beaches and boardwalks, parks and playgrounds, historic houses, recreation centers and pools.
NYC Parks offers competitive pay and a generous benefits package that includes pension, excellent health coverage and a healthy work-life balance. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. www.nyc.gov/parks.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Reporting to the Assistant Commissioner, Architecture and Engineering Program Management, manage the Capital Project Division’s architecture design unit of 30-40 people. • Ensure Department of Buildings (DOB) approvals and other required regulatory approvals are in place at the right time. • Working with various agency stakeholders, establish and implement design standards for Parks' facilities and equipment. • Provide leadership for the in-house architectural design program; establish and improve upon systems for the efficient production of architectural work. • Effectively leverage available architectural consultants to supplement in-house staff resources and perform specialized work. • Determine and prioritize work assignments to achieve annual project completion goals. • Ensure all architectural designs result in efficiently constructed and maintainable buildings. • As directed, serve as architect of record on documents prepared by Capital staff for DOB filing. • Support and collaborate with other Capital design and construction units, such as landscape architecture staff, engineering staff and construction management staff. • Prepare and present exhibits and reports. Represent Parks at external meetings and reviews. • Collaborate with the Personnel Department to develop staff training for professional development, continuing education seminars, LEED certification and licensure. • Assist in developing long-term financial needs and strategic plans for the construction and reconstruction of Parks buildings. • Provide support for other NYC agencies performing work on behalf of Parks.
Qualification Requirements 1. A valid New York State Registration as an Architect is required. In addition, candidates must have six (6) years of full-time paid experience in architectural work, at least two (2) years of which shall have been as an administrative architect.
This position is exempt from NYC residency requirements. PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS 1. Over 5 years of experience supervising a staff of 15 or more. 2. Demonstrated ability to manage 30 or more projects simultaneously. 3. Proficiency in AutoCAD, GIS and project tracing software a plus. 4. Knowledge of the following specialized disciplines: sustainable/”green” design, historic preservation/conservation, ADA/Universal design concepts, urban design and/or public art. 5. Excellent communication and organizational skills. 6. A driver license valid in New York State.
Salary: $120K - $125K plus excellent benefits
Apply by 11/16/18
For external applicants, please apply through www.nyc.gov/careers 1) Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search 2) Search for Job ID#: 370077