NYC Parks – Architect Level II

New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

Title: Architect Level II

Parks is the steward of nearly 30,000 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City — including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets.  We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds, 1,800 basketball courts, 550 tennis courts, 67 public pools, 51 recreational facilities, 15 nature centers, 14 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches.  We care for 1,200 monuments and 23 historic house museums.  We look after 600,000 street trees, and two million more in parks.  We are New York City’s principal providers of recreational and athletic facilities and programs.  We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events, and cultural festivals. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Under general supervision, develop designs and bid documents for new buildings and adaptive re-use of existing structures.
  • Produce designs that result in elegant, efficiently constructed and durable buildings.
  • Manage all phases of project development from scope definition through construction administration.
  • Ensure assigned projects meet approved budgets and schedules.
  • Produce high quality construction documents for bidding and construction.
  • Develop construction estimates and project schedules for supervisor’s approval.
  • When directed, manage consulting architects and engineers.
  • Ensure all projects meet or exceed ADA requirements, NYC Building Code requirements and other applicable regulations.
  • Develop “green” or sustainable design elements to implement into project work.
  1. A valid New York State Registration as an Architect. Current New York State Registration as an Architect must be maintained for the duration of employment.

Special Note: In addition to above qualification requirements, to be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II, individuals must have at least one year within the last three years of experience as a major contributor or a project leader on a complex project requiring additional and specific expertise in the disciplines needed to design or construct the project.

This position is exempt from NYC residency requirements.


  1. Excellent knowledge of AutoCAD.
  2. Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  3. Knowledge and experience with NYC construction regulations.
  4. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  5. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, PowerPoint and 3D modeling programs.
  6. Driver license valid in New York State.

Salary: $73,000 – $101,148 plus excellent benefit

Posted 2/19/16 Until Filled


For external applicants, please apply through

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2) Search for Job ID#: 223426


For details about NYC Parks:

Job Posting Notice:  nyc-dpr_architect-architect-ii-capital-web-ad-10-16


References will be required upon request.

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