The state is accepting applications through Jan. 29 for Building Construction Program Manager 1 positions in the Office of General Services.
The salary is $56,604. The application fee is $35 for exams scheduled for March 14.
Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment. Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange or Putnam Counties will receive an additional $1,513 annual mid-Hudson adjustment.
Building Construction Program Managers coordinate and guide capital-construction programs through the planning, design and construction stages and serve as the focal point for communication among the involved parties. They are responsible for disseminating information, identifying problems, and ensuring that timely decisions are made to keep projects on schedule and within budgeted costs while meeting clients’ needs.
They also plan, schedule and coordinate in-house, leased properties and consultant-building construction projects from inception to completion to ensure that required work is completed within acceptable time and cost limitations; prepare detailed statements of the assignments of all participants in projects at hand, and draw up schedules and plans of operation for construction projects in close consultation with architects, client agencies and representatives of the Division of the Budget and other Office of General Services staff.
Travel is required and could be extensive. Appointees are required to have a driver’s license or demonstrate their capacity to meet the job’s transportation needs.
On or before March 14, all applicants must have experience managing multi-trade construction projects, which must include responsibility for three or more of the following areas: construction planning, coordination of multiple trades, cost estimating, project scheduling, material purchasing, resource management (including labor, material and equipment scheduling), and construction-document reading and interpretation.
They also must have either:
1) six years of experience in multi-trade building-construction projects, which must have included one year of managing multiple construction projects;
2) an associate’s degree in architecture, architectural technology, building science, construction technology, construction management, engineering, engineering technology, landscape architecture and four years of experience in multi-trade construction projects, which must have included one year of managing multiple construction projects;
3) a bachelor’s degree in architecture, architectural technology, building science, construction technology, construction management, engineering, engineering technology, landscape architecture and two years of experience in multi-trade construction projects, which must have included one year of managing multiple construction projects.
Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
A promotion exam is also being held for these positions. New York State residence is not required.
Applicants must pass a written exam that will test for knowledge, skills and/or abilities in such areas as:
Principles and practices of building-construction project management; project coordination, including change orders, specifications, contracts and scheduling, including CPM; preparing written material; and supervising a project.
A passing score is 70. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime Veterans' and Civil Service Law Section 85-a credits to applicants’ final passing scores.
Complete information on the position and requirements can be found online at www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/types/oc/.
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