Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/16/22
Applications Due: 05/30/22
Vacancy ID: 104968

Position Information

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleSenior Architect

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade24

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $81912 to $103405 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County To Be Determined

Street Address TBD

City TBD


Zip Code12229

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Eligible List: Candidates must be reachable for appointment on Current Civil Service Eligible List for this title.


Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent service in the posted title and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1, 52.6, or 70.4 of Civil Service Law.


Provisional: In the event that there is not a valid eligible list for this title in this location, candidates who meet the following qualifications may be qualified for provisional appointment. To qualify, candidates must possess a New York State Architect’s license and current registration. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Senior Architect when it is offered next and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

Duties Description The Office of Property Supports and Emergency Services is a centralized support office whose mission is to provide a standardized team approach to the management of the Physical Plant Maintenance, Capital Services, Safety & Security, Fire Safety, Emergency Maintenance, Environmental Services, and Food Preparation. Under the direction of the Director of Capital Services, the incumbent will manage and direct the development, implementation, and oversight of Downstate (lower Hudson Valley, NYC, Long Island) capital construction activities, code activities, and regulatory compliance activities related to the architectural design and management of the buildings and programs for the agency.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

-Provide management oversight for the planning, design, and construction of both new construction and rehabilitation ranging from major facilities to small residential structures.
-Provide space planning for acquisition and renovation of new facilities and existing facilities for both State owned and state operated sites.
-Provide campus planning for campus renovations and campus consolidation.
-Supervise subordinate architectural personnel and coordinate architectural activities with other specialties involved in the design and construction of building projects.
-Maintain code compliance for all projects and activities to ensure that all facilities are built and maintained per NYS Uniform Code and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code for residents' health and safety.
-Provide code management and code interpretation for all agency programs and activities.
-Manage the construction permit process for facility in-house building projects.
-Serve as the NYS Certified Code Enforcement Official for the Agency. Training provided. Conduct field visits and inspections, as required to investigate code compliance, complaints, or emergency conditions, and provide on-site technical advice.
-Coordinate and manage activities with other state agencies related to OPWDD program activities including the NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of State, NYS Department of Labor as well as coordination with federal government Center for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS).
-Responsible for occasional work in the NYS Emergency Operation Center in Albany during a natural disaster will be expected, which may include modified work hours as needed.
-This position requires occasional travel throughout the state of New York to provide technical support to other Office of Property Supports and Emergency Services bureaus and as needed for capital construction project oversight. Travel may fluctuate seasonally, and most of the travel will be during, but not necessarily limited to, the typical construction season. Appointees to this position are required to have a driver's license valid in NYS to operate a motor vehicle or otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.

Additional Comments Please note:
•As of 10/12/2021 all OPWDD employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19.
•Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
•In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
•OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Chelsea Williams

Telephone 518-473-4785

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address


Street 44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter and resume by 5/30/22. Please reference the EOA #2022-184 in all correspondence.

This position may be filled at one of the following locations:
1050 Forest Hill Rd, Staten Island
9 Wilbur Rd, Thiells
170 Dupont St., Plainview
2500 Waterbury Ave, Bronx
80-45 Winchester Blvd, Queens