Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/17/22
Applications Due: 06/06/22
Vacancy ID: 105098

Position Information

AgencyParks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

TitleSenior Architect

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade24

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

Salary RangeFrom $81912 to $103415 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County New York

Street Address 163 125th Street

17th Floor

City New York


Zip Code10027

Job Specifics

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 examination 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.

Duties Description Under the supervision of higher-level staff, the Senior Architect will oversee landscape architectural activities and projects for the NYC District; perform the full range of professional landscape architecture activities as assigned by the District Manager; supervise landscape architecture 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 landscape 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

Additional Comments OPERATING NEEDS:

• 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.

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

Contact Information

Name New York City Regional Office



Email Address


Street 163 125th Street

17th Floor

City New York

State NY

Zip Code 10027


Notes on ApplyingIf you feel you meet the minimum qualifications and the agency’s operating needs, and are interested in being considered for this vacancy, you can obtain an Employment Application from your local park office, your region’s administrative headquarters or you can download an application from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website at Please forward your application and resume, if available, to and include “Senior Architect” in the subject line of your email. Applications are also accepted by mail. Please mail to: Administrative Officer, NYS Parks, 163 West 125th Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10027. All qualified persons are invited and encouraged to apply.

It is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe their experience and demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications and agency operating needs.