New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Location: New York, NY
Type: Full Time
Salary: $86,576/yr - $108,498/yr
The posted hiring rate is the sum of the statutory hiring rate for PEF PS&T Grade 24 ($83,550) and the Downstate Adjustment ($3,026) The posted job rate is the sum of the statutory job rate ($105,472) and the Downstate Adjustment ($3,026).
Telecommuting is allowed.
Are you interested in working with programs that support the premier state park system in the nation? Wouldn't it be exciting to work with over 200 parks, historic sites and environmental centers that make New York a top destination for recreation and historical tourism? Join us as a Senior Architect in our New York City Capital District Office!
Under the supervision of higher-level staff, the Senior Architect will oversee architectural activities and projects for the NYC District; perform the full range of professional architecture activities as assigned by the District Manager; supervise professional staff and administrators. You will be required to use your professional license and registration seal. Duties include but are not limited to:
Develop, implement, and oversees the preparation of plans for historic sites, parks, recreational, and other facilities;
Manage projects from inception to construction closeout, with both in house and consultant resources;
Review work activities for quality and conformity to professional standards, NYS code, environmental requirements and standards for accessibility;
Perform and/or manage the preparation of contract drawings and specifications;
Prepare graphics and presentations to communicate design intent for internal and public presentations;
Review, approve, and sign architectural plans, estimates, specifications, contracts, completed work, contract changes and payments. Manage contractor work activities, assuring that work is completed in accordance with plans and contracts;
Coordinate work activities with park management to assure that work is completed in accordance with other programs and project deadlines;
Coordinate the work of other professional and technical staff assigned to a project; review and approve procedures, guidelines, and specifications and contract documents
Consult with park management and other stakeholders to obtain input, resolve problems, discuss and coordinate related developments, and explain projects and programs;
Oversee consultant and contract work; prepares scope of work for and administers contracts, including the review of the technical components;
Assure work is performed within budget and on schedule, reviewing and recommending payments, and assuring that documents and reports comply with code and conform with standards
Must possess and maintain a New York State Professional Architect’s License and current registration as a term and condition of employment.
Candidates must possess effective communication skills and have the ability to understand written and/or verbal material and instructions.
Daytime, weekend, holiday and evening work may be required.
Civil Service Minimum Qualifications:
For Permanent Appointment: All candidates must be reachable on an appropriate active Civil Service eligible list or be eligible for 70.1 transfer. All candidates must have New York State Registration and License as a Registered Architect.
For Provisional* Appointment:
Candidates must have a New York State Professional Architect’s License and current registration. You must provide information regarding your license and current registration on your application.
*NOTE: Individuals appointed provisionally must take and pass a Civil Service examination for this position and be reachable; i.e., be one of the top three (3) candidates on the resulting eligible list willing to accept the position.
SALARY/HIRING RATE: The posted hiring rate is the sum of the statutory hiring rate for PEF PS&T Grade 24 ($83,550) and the Downstate Adjustment ($3,026) The posted job rate is the sum of the statutory job rate ($105,472) and the Downstate Adjustment ($3,026).
About New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
The New York State park system is one of the state’s greatest treasures. Today it totals 180 state parks and 35 state historic sites, encompassing 335,000 acres. From the iconic Niagara Falls to the jaw-dropping gorges of the Finger Lakes to the beautiful Thousand Islands region to the oceanfront beaches of Long Island, New York’s parks and historic sites provide year-round, affordable outdoor recreation and education to 79.5 million visitors annually.
New York State Parks is responsible for operating an extensive network of facilities that includes 29 golf courses, 35 swimming pools, 59 beaches, 100 marine and boat launching sites, 18 museums and nature centers, 840 cabins and cottages, 8,355 campsites, and more than 2,000 miles of trails.
To provide safe and enjoyable recreational and interpretive opportunities for all New York State Residents and visitors and to be responsible stewards of our valuable natural, historic and cultural resources.