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Director of Administration – Design and Construction

  • Job
    Expert Level
  • Construction & Surveying
  • $103.5K - $130K
  • New York City


  • Preferred Skills:
  • A master's degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or in a related area. 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in the areas described in "1" above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in "1" above.
  • Preferred Skills:
  • Familiarity with NYC budget, procurement, contracting, and hiring processes, NYCAPS, SmartRecruiter, NYC Civil Service exams and processes. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio, Outlook, SharePoint, PowerBI and Teams. Able to create and maintain detailed file management and record keeping systems. Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Professional attitude. Ability to work independently and with teams.


  • D&C is seeking a Director of Administration to join the leadership team in support of the Chief Engineer and other unit Senior Management. This position will play a critical role in managing and overseeing the units administrative and operational needs. The Director of Administration will focus on office management, facility needs and human resource matters including personnel actions paperwork, hiring, recruiting, job postings, assisting with team building and staff retention through continued professional development and growth opportunities to maintain a cohesive and effective team. This role will manage the hiring and onboarding process, have oversight of office and unit assets including vehicle coordination, and manage staff providing administrative support for the unit. As the Director of Administration, the selected candidate will coordinate as necessary with DOT IT, site security, and respond to various agency requests regarding audits, records management or other oversight functions as required; track and manage mandated trainings for Unit’s staff, assist supervisory staff in preparing tasks and standards and performance evaluations, tracks Division responses to correspondence from the public and elected officials, support leadership team to address any needs or gaps that may arise to ensure seamless operations of the unit. The selected candidate will be required to demonstrate experience in the following: budget oversight and management, personnel, and contracts. The candidate may also serve as a liaison to other DOT units/divisions, and assist in drafting high level memos, external correspondences, and reports. This position requires the ability to exercise good judgement on when to elevate issues, make independent decisions and exercising confidentiality. The Director of Administration will liaise and coordinate with the TPM Administration Unit for the facilitation of human resource, vehicle, procurement, and budget matters

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