Project Advocate

Project Advocate

NYC Parks & Recreation

Project Advocate

NYC Parks is an award-winning city agency that designs, builds and preserves public spaces for New Yorkers to connect, play and enjoy. NYC Parks cares for 14% of the land in New York City, and a diverse array of structures sit on these public spaces. These structures include recreation centers, sporting facilities, historic houses, pool facilities, nature centers, marinas and comfort stations. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Department of Buildings’ (DOB) project advocacy program provides customer service liaisons for groups of applicants, assists partner agencies in understanding processes for approval, and seeks to improve the efficiency of plan examination and inspections. The Project Advocate for the Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) will act as a single point of contact for DPR and provide the required technical assistance and decision support at various stages to DPR’s project teams and executives as well as the DOB’s staff in order to provide timely approvals and constructive feedback on applications related to DPR projects. Their advocacy role is to engage DPR in understanding various project requirements, facilitate project progress, and assist in timely completion of their projects through the various DOB approval and permitting processes.
 Act as a liaison to the DPR, helping to navigate DOB filing pathways and code determination processes that ensure strict adherence to the NYC Construction Codes, NYC Electrical Code, NYC Energy Code, other Local Laws enforced by DOB, DOB Rules and Regulations, and the NYC Zoning Resolution.
 Serve as the consistent customer service point of contact for DPR, providing clear information about status and requirements for projects, including but not limited to permit filings, plan reviews, Certificate of Occupancies (C of O) and inspections.
 Provide DPR representatives with technical and operational assistance regarding DOB codes and processes.
 Assist in prioritizing and expediting processing for critical DPR projects.
 Develop and provide resources at project initiation to assist DPR in navigating the Department’s review and approval process.
 Conduct/attend meetings as requested by DPR with project teams to provide updates on project reviews, discuss active DPR portfolio and filing strategies.
 Coordinate project requirements across various DOB Units, and connect other City agencies and institutions that are part of the construction approval and permitting process to foster interagency communication and collaboration.
 Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis of DPR submissions to make recommendations for more efficient standard operating procedures, and training for agency staff to improve future submissions.
 Assist the agency in resolution of Stop Work Orders issued by Department.

(Job ID# 395336 – Assistant Architect)
1. A Bachelor or a Master of Architecture degree that is the first professional degree in architecture from an accredited college; or
2. A Bachelor of Science degree in architecture that is the first four years of a five-year first professional degree program in architecture from an accredited college and one year of full-time satisfactory experience in architectural work; or
3. A valid New York State Registration as an Architect.
The following examples of four-year degrees that are NOT acceptable to meet the education requirement: Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology; Bachelor of Professional Studies in Architecture; Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts issued by the Architectural Department of a college; Bachelor of Science in Art and Design issued by the Architectural Department of a college.
Note: A Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York may be required for certain assignments. If required, this license must be maintained for the duration of the assignment.
(Job ID# 395339 – Assistant Mechanical Engineer)
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in mechanical engineering and one year of full-time satisfactory experience in mechanical engineering work; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and a Master’s degree from an accredited college in mechanical engineering.

This position is exempt from NYC residency requirements.
1. Excellent communication and writing skills.
2. Ability to conduct research, solve problems and pay attention to technical details.
3. Ability to read and interpret design and construction drawings and contract documents.
4. Experience in estimating.
5. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and AutoCAD.
6. Excellent administrative and interpersonal skills.
7. Driver license valid in New York State.

Salary: $70,000 – $82,000 plus excellent benefits

Apply by 6/14/2019

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