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Assistant Commissioner, External AffairsNYC Department of Buildings - Manhattan, NY
posted 30+ days ago
    Under executive direction, the Assistant Commissioner, External Affairs works to advance the Department's interests and facilitates the resolution of matters brought to its attention by external stakeholders:
  • Manages the division of External Affairs, consisting of units which regularly interact with elected officials, community boards and community organizations. Provides a framework for the effective management and utilizes organizational and planning skills to execute projects effectively and on time; directs the work of staff responsible for the operations of the division, including the establishment of short and long term plans, setting goals, objectives and priorities, allocates resources, including personnel, for the most effective utilization, and establishes and maintains organizational controls.
  • Participates in the formulation and implementation of the policies of the Agency and recommends changes in policies and procedures as deemed necessary. Develops project plans that identify schedules, costs, resources and necessary roles and responsibilities for units and employees, and implements division strategic plans, ensuring consistency with the Agency’s mission.
  • Liaises between the Department and the Mayor's Office, elected officials, government agencies, community boards, and other civic and industry stakeholders.
  • Serves as a resource of information for stakeholders and provides assistance in navigating Department processes.
  • Works to resolve specific building-related concerns raised by stakeholders.
  • Crafts, analyzes, advances, and responds to legislative proposals that affect the Department.
  • Advises the Commissioner and Executive staff on their interactions with stakeholders.
  • Represents the Department at legislative hearings, interagency discussions, community board meetings, and other stakeholder events.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and four years of satisfactory experience in legislative or intergovernmental affairs, at least 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or consultative capacity or supervising personnel performing activities related to the duties of the position; or
2. A combination of education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above. However, all candidates must have the 18 months of administrative, managerial, executive, consultative or supervisory experience as described in “1” above.

Preferred Skills

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Admission to the New York State Bar
  • At least two years of experience working in a legislative body (local, state, or federal)
  • Ability to communicate complex and technical matters succinctly, both verbally and in writing
  • Independent, proactive, and able to anticipate needs based on commitments, calendar, and workload
  • Excellent analytical thinking, organizational, presentation, and facilitation skills
  • Ability to develop, design and implement long range plans, goals, and objectives
  • Time management and work prioritization skills – ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Computer proficiency

To Apply

For Non-City/External Candidates: Visit the External Applicant NYC Careers site () and search for the specific Job ID #

For Current City Employees: Visit Employee Self-Service (ESS) to view and apply for available positions. Click on Recruiting Activities, Careers, and search for the specific Job ID #

No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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