Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 07/19/22
Applications Due: 09/01/22
Vacancy ID: 108922

Position Information

AgencyDASNY - Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

TitleArchitect - Upstate Design - Albany, NY

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $89876 to $112783 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 25%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany

Street Address 515 Broadway

City Albany


Zip Code12207

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications

Must be licensed and registered in NYS as a Registered Architect with five years of relevant post license experience. Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Associates degree in an Architecture-related field. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture strongly preferred, plus five years relevant post-license experience. Experience in higher education, healthcare, laboratories, special needs and justice facilities. NYS Registered Architect and valid NYS driver’s license.

Essential Skills

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills.
• Demonstrated analytical skills.
• Proficiency in PC applications, such as Outlook, Excel, Word, Access.
• Knowledge of Project Management software and ability to adapt to evolving technology.
• Ability to read and interpret Codes and regulatory requirements, and to review for compliance.

Duties Description Primary Purpose

The Architect performs design project management, design review and construction observation for DASNY’s construction projects, and provides third party reviews of projects for conformance with DASNY and customer agency guidelines, project goals and objectives, and for compliance with applicable codes and regulatory requirements.

Essential Functions

• Manages the project development during the pre-design and design phases of the project, including meeting with clients and consultants and providing assistance, and managing all aspects of consultant contracts including review and approval of consultant requests for payment, amendments, extensions of schedule and contract closeout.
• Perform periodic site visits to projects under construction and monitor the quality of design and construction work performed by architects, engineers, consultants, contractors and sub-contractors.
• Monitor construction activities including the review and approval of construction change orders and performance of interim and final project inspections on large and complex projects.
• Review highly technical designs, plans, specifications, addenda and change orders.
• Review highly technical architectural/engineering reports and studies.
• Provide technical assistance and recommendations to unit staff, Project Management staff and client representatives.
• Coordinate with Project Management to resolve project and/or program issues.
• Perform independent, in-depth investigations of specific problems including architectural/engineering analysis and recommendations.
• Consult with regulatory agencies regarding interpretations and applications.
• Monitor the services provided by professional consultants and meet to review and assist them in their submissions.
• Prepare reports for management and clients.
• Assist in the development, compilation and distribution of technical data.
• Act as liaison between DASNY and clients and/or government agencies.
• Manage projects during construction phase.
• Provide plan reviews for healthcare projects under Title 10 Public health Law for Article 28 certified facilities.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist in the design, development, and/or testing of computerized systems/applications.
• Assist in the preparation of internal design work and modifications, sealing documents as required.
• Assist in the preparation of requests for proposals and the evaluation and selection of consultants.
• Identify new projects and violations requiring completion and dismissal.
• Assist Management in the development of policies.
• Develop, document, and implement procedures.
• Assess, develop, and implement internal controls, and oversee the review and testing of same.
• Undertake special assignments as directed.


Physical/Mental/Visual Demands

Frequent travel is required (three to six days per month on average), using public transportation, DASNY vehicle, rental vehicle or personal vehicle. This travel may include overnight stays at public accommodations and related establishments. Requires exposure to weather and temperature extremes, loud noises, heights (climbing ladders, scaffolding, etc.) and other work safety hazards (chemicals, fumes, etc.) of a construction site. Must be able to work overtime or extended work hours as needed.

Work Environment

Official station is a standard office environment. Observation and testing is completed at construction sites, buildings and other facilities, where the use of Technical Services related equipment is required.

Additional Comments DASNY provides financing and construction services to public and private universities, not-for-profit healthcare facilities, and other institutions which serve the public good.

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, which includes:

• Choice of several health insurance plans
• Dental & vision insurance
• Membership in the NYS Retirement System
• Deferred Compensation Investment Plan
• 13 vacation days per year
• 13 sick days per year
• 5 days of personal leave per year
• 12 paid holidays per year
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training & development opportunities

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

Contact Information

Name Tamika Dunnaway



Email Address


Street 515 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12207


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DASNY is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to excellence and diversity.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.