Consultant In Physical Standards & Safety

Grade 22

New York State has approximately 15 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Temp&Disability Asst, Office of. 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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Summary of Job Description

As a Consultant in Physical Standards and Safety in the Division of Shelter Oversight and Compliance in the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance you would be responsible for overseeing and monitoring the development of new facilities, overall review of construction plans for new and existing facilities, make final determination as to approval or disapproval of physical plan requirements for applications to operate shelters for adults and operational plans for shelters for families, inspection of existing facilities for compliance to applicable laws and regulations as they relate to physical plant and safety issues, and the provision of technical assistance. You would conduct site visits to determine costs and feasibility of planned construction, monitor the construction phases of individual projects, review construction plans, drawings and specifications, represent the Bureau of Shelter Services at design meetings, pre-bid site reviews with contractors, and meet periodically with facility operators, architects, engineers, and contractors.

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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, the candidate must have either:

1. Seven years of full time experience in technical building construction or building code enforcement related activities such as:

inspecting materials and work products at building construction projects for adherence to contracts and to acceptable construction practices to ensure that quality, safety, and other standards are maintained; or

reviewing construction plans, architectural drawings and specifications and consulting with architects and engineers; or

providing engineering services including consultation, evaluation, planning, systems design, engineering surveys, or project oversight, in order to ensure work conforms to accepted engineering standards; or

performing professional architectural work in planning and design for the creation, construction, alteration, rehabilitation or restoration of buildings and facilities, or performing technical reviews of consultants drawings and related details for such factors as compliance with appropriate codes, laws, regulations, and standards; or

providing technical assistance and training in code enforcement and administration, and life safety code and fire prevention, and inspecting new and existing construction for compliance with approved plans and specifications and the New York State Uniform Fire, Building, and Energy Codes.


2. A bachelor's degree and three years of the experience described above;


3. An associate's degree and five years of the experience described above.

Experience can be a combination of the above activities.

Examples of qualifying experience might include performing those duties normally associated with working as an architectural engineer, civil engineer, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, building code enforcement officer, or fire protection specialist.

Non-qualifying experience: Experience as a property manager or building superintendent is not qualifying unless you can demonstrate the duties listed above were regularly performed.

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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