Deputy Commissioner, Development and Technical Affairs NYC Department of Buildings Civil Service Title: DEPUTY COMMISSIONER (BUILDINGS Level: M5 Title Code No: 95505 Salary: $86,346.00/$93,118.00-$212,960.00 Frequency: ANNUAL Title Classification: Exempt Business Title: Work Location: 280 Broadway, 7th Floor, N.Y. Division/Work Unit: DC Technical Affairs Support Number of Positions: 1 Job ID: 399357
Reporting to the Commissioner and First Deputy Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner of Development and Technical Affairs will directly manage critical operations, monitor high-profile projects and will serve as a key advisor to the Commissioner and First Deputy on matters pertaining to Development and Technical Affairs. The Deputy Commissioner will be required to be available 24/7/365 and will be responsible for, but not limited to the following: Under the direction of the Commissioner and First Deputy, with broad latitude for independent action, manages and directs development and technical affairs functions and provides executive direction for agency-wide program and initiatives. Provides executive direction for day-to-day borough plan examination and inspection operations to achieve efficiencies in operational procedures and protocols and optimum customer service for the public and the industry; provides executive direction for the development and interpretation of the New York City Construction Codes, Electrical code and New York State Energy Code; performs related work. Manage efforts to advocate for building development across the five boroughs and Development Hub by efficiently delivering plan examination approvals and inspections related to development. Leading implementation teams on the Agencys strategic, plan examination, and zoning initiatives, including comprehensive initiatives aimed at improving application workflow, streamlining filing requirements and increasing worker efficiency. Lead interagency coordination efforts working closely with agencies like the Department of City Planning, FDNY, Parks, Landmarks, and DEP in an effort to serve as an advocate for development weighing conflicting missions in an effort to resolve open issues. Overseeing the Department’s Chief Structural Engineer (CSE) and all related high-profile development projects under the CSE’s oversight. Overseeing the Assistant Commissioner of Technical Affairs and Program Development Officer, Assistant Commissioner of Code & Zoning Interpretation and Assistant Commissioner for Development Inspections concerning development inspections, code development, special inspectors, applications for new technologies, project advocate program, professional certification program, zoning review group, determinations and pre-determinations, and code interpretations. Overseeing all agency-led sustainability programs including implementation of the New York City Energy Conservation Code, Benchmarking, Audits and Retro-commissioning and Lighting and Sub-metering. Managing the implementation of audit and oversight programs aimed at enhancing borough operations and plan examination approvals. Supervising the Borough Commissioners, who oversee staff responsible for the examination, approval and permitting of all plans for construction or alteration as well as data entry, permit issuance and records units. Overseeing the Borough Commissioners in implementing agency-wide initiatives aimed at improving and strengthening the operation of the Department. Ensuring consistency, compliance and enforcement of all applicable local, state and federal building and zoning laws to ensure public safety, optimal performance and quality customer service delivery across boroughs. Apprising appropriate Executive Staff of problems and issues in the borough offices that require intervention from the Department’s Executive Office. Working with the Assistant Commissioner of Technical Affairs, Assistant Commissioner of Code & Zoning Interpretation and Assistant Commissioner for Development Inspections in managing problematic buildings and sensitive projects.
Minimum Qualification Requirements Possession of a valid New York State license as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect and one of the following: 1. A baccalaureate in engineering or architecture from an accredited college or university and 10 years of full-time professional experience in architecture or engineering performing work in building design, building construction, or building equipment systems design; at least two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial or supervisory capacity; or 2. Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 above. All candidates must have at least two years of experience as described in 1 above in an administrative, managerial or supervisory capacity.
Preferred Skills Specialized expertise in NYC Building Code, Zoning Resolution, Multiple Dwelling Law, Housing Maintenance Code, and International Codes (I-Codes). Experience and strong knowledge of code and zoning determination process and BSA appeal process. Ability to lead a team of code experts to analyze complex projects and provide timely and accurate responses. Experience and knowledge of city government policies and operations. Strong analytical skills and ability to discern issues and problems in complex projects
Residency Requirement New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
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