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Elevator Oversight Team AdministratorNew York City NYC HOUSING AUTHORITY - New York, NY
posted 30+ days ago
    The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is the nation’s largest public housing authority, with an operating budget of $ billion and over 11,000 employees who manage and maintain 325 developments that house about 400,000 residents. NYCHA also operates the country’s largest Section 8 program which provides rental assistance to about 200,000 additional people.

    Reporting directly to the Deputy Director-Building Systems Safety, with wide latitude for independent initiative and judgment, the Elevator Oversight Team (EOT) Administrator will be responsible for the day-to-day management of a team of five (5) EOT Specialists within the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Department. The EOT plays a critical role in the EH&S Department: overseeing NYCHA’s, and vendors engaged by NYCHA, adherence to regulations and standards governing maintenance, repair and inspection of passenger elevators. The EOT Administrator will support the overall management and administration of the EOT, overseeing the team’s internal performance while also liaising with the leadership of the other units within the EH&S Department as needed. The EOT Administrator must be an effective leader and skilled manager with the ability to balance urgent priorities.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Communicate and implement initiatives within the EOT, continuously aligning the team with the Department strategy.
  • Oversee the management, administration, and personnel actions related to the team, including managing workload, making assignment determinations, and prioritizing work.
  • Oversee the development of comprehensive team oversight plans and sampling methodology to guide the oversight approach.
  • Conduct field oversight of NYCHA personnel and vendors performing work on NYCHA’s passenger elevators to determine if installation, repairs and alterations of elevator electrical and electronic systems are in accordance with code requirements, approved plans and specifications, and the work is performed in a good, workmanlike manner.
  • Investigate elevator equipment to ensure electrical and mechanical compliance to the NYC Department of Buildings code.
  • Provide onsite oversight monitoring of elevator trade emergencies including the coordination of schedules, assignments and resourcing of logistical requirements.
  • Respond to and investigate complaints of unsafe passenger elevators and prepares reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Provide recommendations based on professional elevator experience regarding efficient methods for work projects, contract plans and specifications in the elevators trade when problems arise requiring technical knowledge.
  • Manage aspects of EH&S contract management as well as scope development; supervise vendors performing EH&S Hazards Inspection work; and process payments.
  • Review oversight findings and immediately escalate instances of noncompliance or malfeasance to the Deputy Director-Building Systems Safety.
  • Develop and manage EOT field reports and perform QA to ensure accuracy of data.
  • Advise and support the Deputy Director-Building Systems Safety to develop well-informed and operative strategies to maximize team effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with the other EH&SD teams to ensure alignment and minimize duplication of effort.
  • Perform special project tasks, ad-hoc analyses, and prepare relevant reports and presentations as assigned.
  • Provide real-time team feedback and coaching to employees within their Unit.
  • Provide oversight assistance to the other units within the Environmental Health and Safety Department.


    NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program. For detailed information regarding the 55-a Program, please visit the following link:

    Please read this posting carefully to make certain you meet the qualification requirements before applying to this position.

Minimum Qual Requirements

Qualification Requirements
Six years of recent, satisfactory, full-time, paid progressively responsible experience in the one of the following trades in which the incumbent is to be employed: painting, carpentry, bricklaying, electrical work, plastering, plumbing or roofing, at least 18 months of which must have been as a foreman.

For appointment to the skilled trade specialty of Electrical Work, possession of a valid license as a Special Electrician issued by the New York City Department of General Services is required.

For appointment to the skilled trade specialty of Plumbing, possession of a valid Master Plumber license issued by the New York City department of Buildings is required.

Education at an accredited college or university in engineering, architecture or a related field may be substituted for general experience (but not for the 18 months of foreman experience described above) at the rate of one year of college for six months of experience up to a maximum of four years of college for two years of experience.

Preferred Skills

1. Seven years of satisfactory full-time experience in the repair and maintenance of elevators comparable to the variety of elevators used in the New York City Housing Authority buildings, at least three years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity, including at least one year supervising a supervisor of elevator mechanics.
2. A degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or possession of a professional engineer's license.
3. A Certificate of Approval as an Elevator Inspector issued by the Department of Buildings.
4. Motor Vehicle Driver's License valid in the State of New York.
5. Considerable knowledge of the installation, operation, and maintenance of passenger elevators.
6. Considerable knowledge of approved materials, methods, and techniques used in repairing passenger elevators and of inspection methods related to the examination of workmanship, materials, and design.
7. Ability to prepare clear, technically sound, accurate, and informative reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
8. Ability to work alternative work schedules.
9. Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
10. Excellent conflict resolution skills.
11. Ability to manage relationships, balance competing priorities, and manage both up and down.
12. Experience managing high-priority projects and tracking project lifecycles.
13. Ability to use data and metrics to drive decisions and measure performance.
14. Firm working knowledge of Microsoft Project, Word, and Excel.

Additional Information

1. Employees serving in the titles of or who meet the qualification requirements for Administrative Inspector (Buildings), Administrative Housing Superintendent, or Inspector (Elevator) L3 will also be considered.
2. NYCHA employees applying for promotional, title or level change opportunities must have served a period of one year in their current title and level (if applicable).
3. NYCHA residents are encouraged to apply.

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Residency Requirement

NYCHA has no residency requirements.

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