Minimum Qualifications Nine (9) years of full-time experience, two (2) of which must have been in a supervisory capacity in one or a combination of the following:
• Design, installation, operation, repair, testing, or inspection of fire suppression, fire alarm and/or extinguishing systems; and/or inspection of facilities for compliance with New York City fire and building codes and other safety standards.
• A bachelor’s degree and four years of experience as described above; an associate’s degree and seven years of experience as described above.
A master’s degree may substitute for one year of experience as described above.
Experience as a New York City Certified Fire Safety Director or Construction Site Fire Safety Manager; possess mastery of technical knowledge based on such relevant materials as; Fire Department regulations and Fire Safety information, the Rules of the City of New York (formerly the F.P. Directives), contents of the New York City Fire Codes, contents of the Mechanical Code and the Building Code, fire extinguishers, means of egress, building occupancy, relevant Fire Department regulations and Fire Safety information.
Duties Description Reporting to a Homeless Services Representative 5 (M-4), the Project Coordinator will provide expertise to the Physical Plant Inspection (PPI) Unit staff in the areas of building and fire codes to ensure proper inspections and certifications of homeless shelters in New York City.
Duties of the position will include, but will not be limited to, the following:
• Develop a detailed training manual incorporating New York City building and fire codes as they relate to homeless shelter inspections conducted by the PPI unit;
• Review current processes of the PPI unit, including workflow, documentation and written and verbal communication with outside parties in order to standardize internal operations;
• Assist current managerial staff with technical supervision of the PPI unit in Harlem as it relates to the investigation of New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) and the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) violations;
• Create a training program and conduct staff trainings on inspections, ensuring that staff understand and consistently apply New York City fire and building codes;
• Accompany PPI staff on inspections. Provide guidance in determining whether a building meets the code requirements for a homeless shelter. Identify common mistakes and best practices to incorporate into the training program. Communicate findings and recommendations to the Homeless Services Representative 5;
• Represent the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) at meetings with the DOB and FDNY;
• Facilitate a relationship with DOB and FDNY to better understand their processes and assist in improving communication between those two agencies and OTDA;
• Review New York City’s Capital Plan for Homeless Shelter capital projects. Track projects and report important changes in project status to OTDA management.
Additional Comments Travel may be required. A full-time, temporary appointment will be made. A background check of the selected candidate will be required.
Candidates should reference posting 21-095 when submitting your application.
If submitting electronically, please reference posting 21-095 as part of your subject line.
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Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please send a cover letter and resume. Include a current, Civil Service title and grade level and clearly state how you meet the minimum qualifications.
You may be required to provide acceptable proof of education, experience, credential and/or license to demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualifications for appointment to this position.
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In accordance with state law, Governor’s Executive Order No. 6 and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance does not discriminate against disabled individuals. If you are disabled and require reasonable accommodation at the time of the interview, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity in Albany at (518) 473-6364.