Assoc Architect

Grade 27

New York State has approximately 29 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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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 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.

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.


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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