Assoc Architect - Grade 27

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 30 positions statewide.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Assnt Architect
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Assnt Architect 20 $72,032 $91,381
Senr Architect 24 $88,639 $111,897
Assoc Architect 27 $103,784 $127,830
Prin Architect 31 $127,433 $155,130

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Job Duties

As an Associate Architect, your duties may include, but are not limited to the management and coordination of all in-house and consultant design work. You will direct, supervise and mentor a staff of subordinate architects and/or engineers, drafting technicians and project managers in the design and managing of state building projects; oversee the interaction of your staff with in house or consultant design professionals, technical specialists, cost control, and other units; direct and review the technical content and presentation of architectural designs and construction documents; act as the point of contact with client agencies for technical aspects of in house and consultant design projects and programs; participate in the procurement/selection of consultant contracts; lead or participate in various International Standards Organization and Quality Improvement Teams; prepare necessary reports and correspondence; and provide expert testimony at litigation proceedings as required. At certain agencies you will also supervise subordinate professional staff in the review and approval of architectural construction documents for capital construction projects relating to public school districts, Boards of Cooperative Education Services, healthcare projects, or the building and/or renovating of affordable housing projects to ensure plans meet all applicable codes and regulations. You may also draft or propose regulations and modifications. In other agencies, you may be assigned to coordinate the engineering and architectural design activities by supervising the construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of a region's facilities or historic preservation capital projects.

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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.

On or before the date of the examination, you 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 Senior Architect AND you must possess a New York State Architect's license and current registration at the time of appointment. You must submit proof of your license and registration to the appointing authority at the time of your interview to be considered for appointment.

Only the title or titles listed are qualifying.

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How to Apply

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Mobility Options

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For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

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