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Architecture and Resource Manager
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR)

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New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR)

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New York, NY, United States
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Title: Architecture and Resource Manager

The Capital Division at the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) manages the entire capital process from start to finish, including scope meetings, design, procurement of contractors and construction completion. We are proud to be the country’s largest employer of landscape architects, with over 100 currently on staff working on in-house and consultant-managed designs. We also have a large pool of architects and engineers, in addition to resident engineers who oversee the daily activities of contractors, budget and procurement staff, and many other talented employees.


  • Under the supervision of the Chief of Architecture, Engineering and the Buildings Construction Unit (A/E/BC), supervise the filing representatives, A/E specification writers, A/E estimators and shared resources across the A/E/BC units.
  • Prioritize the Department of Buildings (DOB) and New York City Fire Department's project filing workload, assign to reporting filing representatives, monitor progress and provide regular status reports to the Chief and directors.
  • Manage the “Special Inspection” program to ensure that all capital projects requiring special inspection per DOB have contracts or resources in place to provide the inspection.
  • Monitor available contract capacities for the consultants used by the A/E/BC units.
  • Work with operations managers and directors of A/E/BC units to develop standard specifications for architectural and engineering products and systems. Prioritize and assign work to the reporting specification writers.
  • Coordinate with other agency personnel such as the Engineering Audit office and landscape architects to establish standard methods of estimating building and engineering scopes. Prioritize and assign work to the reporting estimators.
  • When directed, represent the Chief at external meetings which may include making presentations of projects, process or data.
  • Manage special projects and initiatives, when needed.
  • When directed, develop, write and track Requests for Proposals for professional services, construction supervision services, inspections and similar.


1.   A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, business administration, or public administration, and five years of full-time satisfactory experience in the planning, administering or expediting of engineering design, and/or construction, or coordinating a very large engineering project, two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or

2.   A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and nine years of experience as described in "1" above; two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or

3.   Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. An accredited Master's degree in one of the disciplines described in "1" above, a law degree, or a valid New York State license as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect or Landscape Architect may be substituted for one year of the required experience. However, all candidates must have the two years of the administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in "1" above.

This position is exempt from NYC residency requirements.


  1. Candidate holds a permanent or non-competitive title.
  2. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including public speaking and experience in translating between technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  3. Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, prioritize among competing needs, manage multiple projects at the same time and respond quickly to requests for information.
  4. Strong general management skills, including the ability to listen to and motivate staff.
  5. Experience with the New York City design, procurement and construction process.
  6. Registration as an Architect or Engineer.
  7. Driver license valid in New York State.

Salary: $95,000 - $106,000 plus excellent benefits

Apply by: 5/26/17

For external applicants, please apply through www.nyc.gov/careers

  1. Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search
  2. Search for Job ID#: 262826

For details about NYC Parks: www.nyc.gov/parks

References will be required upon request.




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