GOT-IT

Assnt Architect

Grade 20

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Junior Architect

    Grade 15

  2. Assnt Architect

    Grade 20

  3. Senr Architect

    Grade 24

  4. Assoc Architect

    Grade 27

  5. Prin Architect

    Grade 31

Summary of Job Description

As an Assistant Architect, under the supervision of a registered Architect, you will perform architectural work on building plans and designs. Duties may include: developing scale drawings, details, estimates, and specifications of large and complex building projects from sketches and studies; preparing and reviewing estimates and specifications; evaluating and reporting on-site and unit plans, specifications, details, or shop drawings of building construction and equipment; preparing plans and designs; evaluating designs for renovating or rehabilitating buildings and preparing illustrative material; and performing technical reviews of consultantsí drawings and related details for compliance with appropriate codes, laws, regulations and standards, as well as functional design features. In addition, you may consult with clients and sponsors by providing technical assistance and guidance on architectural matters. You may use various computer applications in the performance of your duties.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are two examinations for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Junior Architect, Principal Drafting Technician (all parenthetics), Junior Architectural Estimator, Construction Estimator 1 (Architectural), Assistant Architectural Estimator, or Construction Estimator 2 (Architectural).


For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must have either:

1. six years of architectural experience in design or drafting on buildings requiring multi-discipline trade involvement such as heating, plumbing, and electric. This experience must have been under the direction of a registered architect or professional engineer. Qualifying experience includes work performed on institutional, commercial, healthcare, academic, office, or residential buildings (excluding single family or duplex family homes). You must explain your level of involvement and type of building(s) worked on;

OR

2. an associateís degree in architecture, architectural technology, construction technology, civil engineering technology, or drafting technology with an emphasis on architecture AND four years of architectural design or drafting experience under the direction of a registered architect or professional engineer. Qualifying experience includes work performed on institutional, commercial, healthcare, academic, office, or residential buildings (excluding single family or duplex family homes). You must explain your level of involvement and type of building(s) worked on;

OR

3. a four-year bachelorís degree in architectural/structural engineering studies AND two years of architectural design or drafting experience under the direction of a registered architect or professional engineer. Qualifying experience includes work performed on institutional, commercial, healthcare, academic, office, or residential buildings (excluding single family or duplex family homes). You must explain your level of involvement and type of building(s) worked on;

OR

4. a five-year bachelorís degree in architectural studies or a masterís degree in architectural studies AND one year of architectural design or drafting experience under the direction of a registered architect. Qualifying experience includes work performed on institutional, commercial, healthcare, academic, office or residential buildings (excluding single family or duplex family homes). You must explain your level of involvement and type of building(s) worked on;

OR

5. an Architectís license, with current registration, from any state or territory of the United States.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

00-418 26-486

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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