Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) Seeks College Aide (NYC)

The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) ensures that City agencies have the critical resources and support needed to provide the best possible services to the public. The Real Estate Services (RES) Line of Service of DCAS is the real estate arm of the City of New York and consists of six distinct units: Portfolio Planning and Management (PPM), Leasing, Design & Project Management (D&PM), Strategic Real Estate Initiatives, Planning, and Financial Services . The RES Line of Service meets the different real estate needs of City agencies including: lease  negotiation,  architectural  design  and  project  management,  acquisition  and disposition  of  real estate, zoning and land use analyses, enforcement  of space standards in office design, and overseeing the equitable allocation of over  22 million square feet of privately owned leased space and 15 million square feet  of City-owned space for agency use.

The Planning Unit provides oversight for the City’s real estate portfolio, including tracking, records maintenance, evaluation and reallocation of the 15,000 tax lots owned by the City.  It provides guidance on land use matters and the process to implement real estate transactions. Oversight responsibilities include evaluation of properties for use by City agencies and preparation of ULURP and CEQR applications. Land Use Planning extensively uses GIS, database, and graphics technology.

Responsibilities:

The College Aide will assist the City Planners in:
• Conducting a review of the DCAS real estate inventory for repurposing or to be offered to other City agencies .
• Reviewing and providing edits to ACS, DFTA, DSNY, NYPD and other City Agency Acquisition/Site Selection ULURP applications .
• Draft environmental review analyses and documents required for select City discretionary actions .
• Preparing advanced GIS analyses and GIS maps.
• Data reconciliation efforts.

For Assignment Level I:
Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school.

For Assignment Level II (Information Technology):
Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school with a specific course of study in information technology, computer science, management information systems, data processing, or closely related field, including or supplemented by 9 semester credits in an acceptable course of study.

For Assignment Level III (Information Technology Fellow):
Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school with a specific course of study in information technology, computer science, management information systems, data processing, or other area relevant to the information technology project(s) assigned, including or supplemented by 9 semester credits in an acceptable course of study. Appointments to this Assignment Level will be made by the Technology Steering Committee through the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

SPECIAL NOTE
Maximum tenure for all Assignment Levels in the title of College Aide is 6 years. No student shall be employed more than half-time in any week in which classes in which the student is enrolled are in session. Students may be employed full-time during their vacation periods.

Preferred Skills

  • Students enrolled in master’s degrees in city planning or regional planning, public administration, related fields; and real estate background.
  • Candidates with New York City government experience, as well as land use experience in NYC zoning, ULURP applications and CEQR documents.
  • Students familiar with Microsoft Office, including Access and/or computer graphics knowledge, intermediate to advanced GIS, especially ESRI ArcGIS skills, good written,oral and interpersonal communication skills.

To Apply Please go to www.nyc.gov/careers and search for Job ID # 313119

For current City employees, please go to www.nyc.gov/ess and log into Employee Self Service.

NO PHONE CALLS, FAXES OR PERSONAL INQUIRIES PERMITTED.

NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED.

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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