Full-time$53,000 - $80,000 a year
The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP delivers more than 1.1 billion gallons per day of the highest quality drinking water to 8.5 million NYC residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and has a wastewater conveyance and treatment system capable of processing over 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day to protect the environment and the city’s surrounding waterways.

The Bureau of Engineering Design & Construction (BEDC) currently has $10B of active construction contracts and another $15B of planning and design contracts under the responsibility and management of the bureau. The projects BEDC implement allow DEP as a whole to continue to operate and maintain an exemplary water supply system.

BEDC’s In-House Design division consists of eight engineering sections corresponding to the respective engineering functions they perform. This includes the Architectural, Civil, Structural, Process Mechanical, Water Tunnel Structural, Water Tunnel Mechanical Systems, CAD, and Electrical sections plus two additional non-engineering sections, Quality Assurance and Quality Assurance Lab. Each engineering section prepares design and construction documents including engineering plans and specifications for the construction of water supply, sewer and wastewater treatment infrastructure which are of the highest priority for the Agency.

The Bureau of Engineering Design & Construction seeks to hire an Assistant Architect for the In-House Design Division, Architectural Section, located in our Lefrak office in Queens, NY. Under supervision of the Lead Architect, the selected candidate will assist in the delivery of the capital projects through the design phase by the preparation of contract documents including architectural drawings and specifications for buildings associated with water and wastewater pumping stations and treatment facilities which are of the highest priority for the Agency. Specific work areas where the candidate will be engaged include, but are not necessarily limited to, the preparation of plans and specifications for building elevations, floor plans, site landscaping, fences, and paving. The selected candidate will also review and/or oversee staff review of designs prepared by outsourced architectural and engineering firms for the same types of facilities.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A Bachelor or a Master of Architecture degree that is the first professional degree in architecture from an accredited college; or
2. A Bachelor of Science degree in architecture that is the first four years of a five-year first professional degree program in architecture from an accredited college and one year of full-time satisfactory experience in architectural work; or
3. A valid New York State Registration as an Architect.

The following are examples of four-year degrees that are NOT acceptable to meet the education requirement: Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology; Bachelor of Professional Studies in Architecture; Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts issued by the Architectural Department of a college; Bachelor of Science in Art and Design issued by the Architectural Department of a college.

A Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York may be required for certain assignments. If required, this license must be maintained for the duration of the assignment.
Preferred Skills
1) Analytical ability, knowledge of architecture, overall architectural knowledge and good judgment.

2) Experience in the planning, layout and details of architectural drawings, specifications, shop drawing review, field inspections, and investigations.

3) Experience in the area of architectural design and planning and layout with ability to perform Architecture for complex projects.

4) Good verbal and written communication skills and ability to explain and breakdown complex architectural details into components.

5) Strong organizational and computer skills (including MS Office, Auto Cad and Civil 3D.

6) A valid NYS driver’s license.
Additional Information
DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success of our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.

This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program and also meet the education and experience requirements as listed in the job posting notice. Please indicate on your resume or cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.

This position is also open to non 55-a Program candidates who meet the education and experience requirements as listed in the job posting notice.

We appreciate your interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

All appointments are subject to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval.
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Residency Requirement
New York City Residency is not required for this position