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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/31/23

Applications Due06/14/23

Vacancy ID131854

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleSenior Architect - 46001

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade24

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

Salary RangeFrom $83550 to $105472 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

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? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Division of Planning and Licensure

ESP, Corning Tower, Room 1842

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Tranfer Candidates: One year of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service as a Senior Architect, G-24.

Provisional Candidates:
Open Competitive: Currently licensed and registered as a Professional Architect in NYS.

Provisional Promotion: Current NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service as an Assistant Architect. Candidates must possess a current NYS Architect’s license and current registration.

Preferred Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in Architecture strongly preferred, plus two years relevant post-license experience. A NYS Code Enforcement Official certification and experience in health care design, including but not limited to Hospitals, Outpatient Facilities, Nursing Homes, and Mental Health.

Duties Description The incumbent will review project development during the pre-design and design phases of the project, including meeting with clients, consultants and providing assistance. Perform periodic site visits as required for projects under construction and review technical issues that could affect life safety and programmatic requirements. Review highly technical designs, plans and details. Review highly technical architectural/engineering reports and studies. Provide technical assistance and recommendations to bureau staff, NYSDOH staff including field staff and client representatives. The incumbent will perform independent, in-depth investigations of specific problems including, architectural/engineering analysis and provide recommendations. Consult with regulatory agencies regarding interpretations and applications. Monitor the services provided by professional consultants and attend meetings to review and assist with their submissions. Prepare reports for management and clients. Assist in the development, compilation, and distribution of technical data. Remains current with all local, state, and federal rules and regulations. Assists and manages the policies and procedures for efficacy and quality in the day-to-day operations within and outside the bureau. The incumbent may assist Management in the development of policies and regulations. The incumbent will also develop, document, and implement policies and procedures. As well as assess, develop, and implement internal controls, and oversee the review and testing of same and undertake special assignments as directed.

Additional Comments This position requires travel including to areas that may not be serviced by public transportation. Provisional candidates will need to take and pass the Senior Architect Civil Service Exam when it becomes available and be immediately reachable on the resultant eligible list to maintain the position.

"Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more.. "

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Name Human Resources Management Group, LD/SrArch/46001

Telephone 5184861812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference LD/SrArch/46001 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, LD/SrArch/46001, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position.

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