Deputy Chief Architect, The New York State Office of the Attorney General

Posted: 01/24/18 | SHARE:

Description:

The New York State Office of the Attorney General (the “OAG”) is seeking an architect to serve as the Deputy Chief Architect for the Real Estate Finance Bureau (REF) located in New York City.  The selected candidate shall serve as the deputy to the Bureau’s Chief Architect. 

REF is charged with the enforcement of Article 23-A of the New York General Business Law (the “Martin Act”) as it relates to real estate securities, including syndications and cooperative interests in realty such as cooperatives, condominiums, homeowner associations, timeshares, and senior communities. REF architects and engineers review building plans and specifications, building condition reports, and descriptions of property submitted to REF to ensure compliance with REF’s regulations.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervise and educate junior staff on code and construction practice;
  • Assist with the implementation of new policies and regulations for the Bureau;
  • Review building plans and specifications, descriptions of property, and building condition reports to ensure compliance with applicable statutes, regulations, and zoning and local building codes, including REF regulations governing Martin Act disclosure requirements;
  • Prepare and issue written deficiency letters to attorneys for property developers concerning    regulatory and statutory compliance;
  • Provide professional opinions to REF’s Enforcement Section on cases related to construction and other architectural matters, as needed;
  • Interpret applicable statutes, regulations, and zoning and local building code;
  • Interact and collaborate with DOB and other authorities having jurisdiction on issues pertaining to building plans and specifications, and interpretation of applicable statutes, regulations, and zoning and local building code;
  • Conduct occasional field inspection of projects to ensure statutory and regulatory compliance, as needed; and 
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be a New York State licensed architect with;at least seven (7) years;of experience working with new and existing multiple dwellings, preferably within New York City. Applicants must have experience in building code and zoning compliance, as well as construction inspection and project management. The selected candidate will apply these skills to reviewing real estate offering plans, including building plans and specifications, building condition reports, and descriptions of property. Applicants must be familiar with New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) and other New York City real property databases. Familiarity with the New York State Building Code is also desirable. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

This is a supervisory position; applicants must have;at least three (3) years;of experience as a manager, in addition to experience reviewing building plans and specifications. The selected candidate will be charged with the supervision of a team of architects and engineers engaged in regulatory review of offering plans. Supervisory tasks include managing workloads, tracking review deadlines, interviewing and training new staff, working with interns, creating internal directives, and assisting in creating regulatory review policy. The selected candidate will also assist in modernizing;s architectural and engineering review process, including identifying redundant regulatory oversight already conducted by other agencies.

Additional Information:

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following: Cover Letter, Resume, 3 References, Writing Sample

Please note:Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

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