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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/27/24

Applications Due03/13/24

Vacancy ID152264


AgencyGeneral Services, Office of

TitleSenior Architect (NY HELPS) VID 152264

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade24

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

Salary RangeFrom $86057 to $108638 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-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? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower, 31st Floor

City Albany


Zip Code12222

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS)* and applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications to be considered for this position:

Applicants possessing an Architect’s license, with current registration, from any US state or territory is eligible.

Applicants will need to obtain a New York State Architect license and registration.

Duties Description • Coordinate and supervise complex architectural projects for new and rehabilitation of building plans and designs.
• Supervise and review specifications and drawings as submitted by Assistant Architects and drafting personnel.
• Review technical work of consultants.
• Coordinate work with other disciplines.
• Confer with client agencies and contractors.
• Supervise consultant work.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Some travel is required.

Additional Comments *There is no examination required for appointment to a NY HELPS position. Candidates hired before May 2024 will be appointed on a temporary basis. In May 2024, satisfactory employees will receive permanent, non-competitive appointments and will begin a probationary period.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected that NY HELPS employees will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to take an exam. Employees will then be afforded with all the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

ALBANY ONLY!: OGS is a proud participant in e-Verify and encourages all recent students who have completed a Scientific, Technical, Engineering, and Math (STEM) approved degree program and have been approved for Post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) to apply for any of the engineer, data, architect, or other STEM-supported vacancies within OGS. Please visit the US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) website to review approved STEM degree programs.

CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT: Applicants appointed to the Senior Architect title must maintain their licensure and registration of their Architect license with the New York State Education Department for their continued employment.

NOTE ON TELECOMMUTING: Employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to the agency’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

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

Name Human Resources/AJ

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address


Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a resume and cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications. Indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number of each position you are applying to.

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