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Location: New York, NY
Technical City Planner
Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)'s mission is to make city government work for all New Yorkers. From managing New York City’s most iconic courthouses and municipal buildings, to purchasing over $1 billion annually in goods and services for more than 80 City agencies — what we do ensures that all agencies can deliver on their mission. Our reach touches every facet of city government and is instrumental to the successful day-to-day operations of the City of New York.
Our commitment to equity, effectiveness, and sustainability guides our work providing City agencies with the critical resources and support needed to succeed, including:
- Recruiting, hiring, and training City employees.
- Managing 55 public buildings.
- Acquiring, selling, and leasing City property.
- Purchasing over $1 billion in goods and services for City agencies.
- Overseeing the greenest municipal vehicle fleet in the country.
- Leading the City's efforts to reduce carbon emissions from government operations.
When you work at DCAS, you're not just working for one agency, but in service of them all. It's an opportunity to provide impactful support, quality customer service, and help protect the future of New York City for generations to come. Visit our website at nyc.gov/dcas to learn more about the work we do.
The Land Use Planning team within DCAS Real Estate Services seeks to hire a Technical City Planner to support its critical functions, i.e., performing site searches for urgent City needs, supporting land use applications through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process, and providing technical expertise on a diverse array of projects across the five boroughs.
- Keep up to date with government policies and laws related to land use matters, real estate management and transactions.
- Create reports and queries, analyze, and reconcile databases to ensure data integrity, and keep others informed of the projects and statuses.
- Work with other Real Estate Services units to ensure flow of information and that projects and milestones are completed on time, and consistent with requirements and expectations.
- Track processes within DCAS’ database to ensure all steps and milestones are accounted for.
- Responsible for understanding the City’s real estate portfolio, with emphasis on the DCAS properties.
- Become familiar with the DCAS real estate database management systems as a method for reviewing and analyzing City property.
- Prepare reports based on analyses conducted leveraging the aforementioned systems and provide recommendations to senior staff, when necessary.
- Recommend and implement enhancements to DCAS’ Geographic Information Systems (GIS) environment.
- Assist with the management and tracking of deed restriction modifications and Local Law 176 compliance.
- Conduct in-depth property research and affirm property status, including signing legal affidavits based on DCAS records, and attend legal meetings and hearings.
- Identify City-owned properties for new agency uses – this can include identifying properties for agencies to better serve the public.
- Prepare and review land use approval applications and attend related public hearings on behalf of DCAS
- Coordinate with other City agencies and government stakeholders
- Manage short-term and long-term projects pertaining to complex sites within the DCAS portfolio.
- Create digital maps and presentations
- Train and supervise Planning interns
Qualified candidates should have a Baccalaureate degree in city planning, public administration, geography, architecture, business or related fields; and real estate; and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Preference is for candidates with Master’s degrees.
Other requirements include:
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Familiarity with New York City real estate and land use processes
- Advanced GIS experience
Preference given to candidates with New York City government experience, as well as NYC zoning and land use experience; enrollment in programs for master's degrees in city planning, public administration, business or related fields; and real estate background. Additional preference to candidates familiar with Microsoft Office, including Access and/or computer graphics knowledge, advanced GIS, especially ESRI ArcGIS skills, good written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.