Assistant Commissioner of Regulatory Policy & Enforcement

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The Assistant Commissioner of Regulatory Policy and Enforcement for the Department of Buildings (DOB) will directly manage each of the units comprising the Enforcement Division. The Assistant Commissioner will manage over 100 Staff including our Special Enforcement Unit, Borough Enforcement Unit, Administrative Enforcement Unit, Padlock and Signs, Enforcement Inspection Unit and the Licensing Unit. The chosen candidate, in consultation with senior staff, will implement, coordinate and monitor the Department’s enforcement and licensing activities. Reporting to the Deputy Commissioner of Enforcement, the Assistant Commissioner will be responsible for, but not limited to the following: ¿
Promoting the Department's Strategic Plan to ensure public safety by enhancing the effectiveness of enforcement programs in obtaining compliance with the Building Code, Zoning Resolution and related laws. ¿
Creating strategies for legislation, policy, and rulemaking. ¿
Provide legal guidance to all agency investigatory units. ¿
Developing issues for consideration by the Department’s Enforcement Policy Board. ¿
Promoting greater adherence to standards of competence and professionalism of licensees. ¿
Ensuring timely and accurate interpretations of the building code, zoning resolutions and other public safety laws to foster consistency and predictability for the development of community projects. ¿
Collaborating with the Department’s Senior Policy Advisor and General Counsel, NYC Law Department, Environmental Control Board (ECB) and Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) on improvements and enhancements to the enforcement efforts of the Department. ¿
Promoting the Division's image within and outside the agency; this includes preparing for and presenting at internal or external meetings. ¿
Working with other city, state and federal agencies in enforcement-related areas of mutual interest. ¿
Encouraging program/process analyses that lead to the development of innovative improvements in code enforcement. ¿
Developing and implementing enforcement-related rules and legislation and identifying enforcement priorities. ¿
Acting as Vice Chair of the Master Plumber and Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractor License Board. ¿
Facilitating the resolution of multi-divisional or multi-agency issues relevant to the regulated industries. ¿
Working proactively to formulate policies that streamline operations and enhance customer service. ¿
Overseeing budget and personnel resources and the day to day operations of the Enforcement Division units. ¿
Responding to emergency situations, including night and weekend emergency calls, if necessary.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. 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
2. 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 ¿

Proven ability to interface with law enforcement agencies at the City, State and Federal levels is required. ¿
Demonstrated ability in strategically planning innovative enforcement and safety initiatives is required. ¿
Experience managing significant operations is required. ¿
Strong managerial skills, including leadership, organization and communication skills is required. ¿
Knowledge and experience in the use of Microsoft applications; such as Word, Excel and Access is preferred. ¿
Strong knowledge in the NYC Construction Codes is preferred.

To Apply

Please go to or for current NYC employees and search for Job ID# 116384.
No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted.


35 hours (minimum)

Work Location

280 Broadway, 5th Floor, N.Y.

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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