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Associate Commissioner, External Affairs

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The NYC Department of Buildings

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USD 75338

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Mar 14,2018

Posted on

Mar 13,2018
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Associate Commissioner, External Affairs Duties : Under direction of the Commissioner, with full latitude for the exercise of independent initiative and judgment, this position oversees the activities of the External Affairs and Communications divisions, which include Communications, Community Relations, Correspondence, Legislative Affairs, Marketing and Events, and the Office of the Tenant Advocate. Works to advance the Department's interests and facilitates the resolution of matters brought to its attention by external stakeholders. Oversees the External Affairs and Communications divisions of the Department of Buildings, which include Communications, Community Relations, Correspondence, Legislative Affairs, Marketing and Events, and the Office of the Tenant Advocate. Participates in the formulation and implementation of the policies of the Agency and division, and recommends changes in policies and procedures as deemed necessary. Develops project plans that identify schedules, costs, resources and necessary roles and responsibilities of units and employees, and implements division strategic plans, ensuring consistency with the Agency’s mission. Provides a framework for the effective management of and utilizes organizational and planning skills to execute projects effectively and on time; directs the work of managerial, professional, technical and support 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. Represents the Commissioner of Buildings at meetings and conferences concerning policy and operational issues and Agency activities. Performs liaison functions relating to the operations of the Agency with Federal, State, local and City agencies. Serves as liaison to the Mayor's Office, elected officials, government agencies, community boards, and other civic and industry stakeholders to promote the Department’s priorities and address concerns brought to the Department’s attention by external stakeholders. Prepares or ensures preparation of reports regarding the area of responsibility, and their submission to government agencies.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification : Should have Baccalaureate degree and 4+ years of satisfactory experience in legislative affairs, intergovernmental affairs, or communications, at least 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or consultative capacity or supervising personnel performing activities related to legislative affairs, intergovernmental affairs, or communications; or A combination of education and/or experience equivalent to the above. However, all candidates must have the 18 months of administrative, managerial, executive, consultative or supervisory experience as described in above. Experience in program coordination is preferred. A master’s degree in public administration, policy analysis, or a related field; or a law degree is preferred.

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Job ID: 319702

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Hiring Coordinator
The NYC Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
New York City, NY 11101

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