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Senior Advisor for Legislative Affairs


Senior Advisor for Legislative Affairs
NYC Department of Buildings
# of Positions: 1
Job ID: 289528
Civil Service Title: Confidential Strategy Planner
Title Code No: 54748
Level: 00
Title Classification: Non-Competitive
Proposed Salary Range: $ 55,752.00 - $ 90,000.00 (Annual)
Work Location: 280 Broadway, 7th Floor, N.Y.
Division/Work Unit: Community Affairs


The NYC Department of Buildings is responsible for ensuring the safe and lawful use of buildings and properties by enforcing the NYC Construction Codes, Energy Code and Zoning Resolution. We facilitate compliant development with integrity, efficiency and professionalism. We are committed to becoming a premier municipal building organization, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all New Yorkers and making our city safer. We are committed to improving our performance and developing procedures that are streamlined, understandable and transparent.


Under the direction of the Assistant Commissioner of External Affairs, the Senior Advisor for Legislative Affairs will:
• Track local and State legislation affecting the Department.
• Work with Department staff, the Mayor’s Office, City agencies, elected officials, and external stakeholders to understand the impacts of proposed legislation.
• Prepare Department staff for public hearings.
• Assist in the negotiation of legislation that meets the satisfaction of the Department.
• Advance the Department’s local and State legislative agenda.
• Maintain robust, ongoing engagement with elected officials and external stakeholders to promote the Department’s work.
• Work with Department staff to resolve stakeholder concerns.
• Prepare responses to correspondence from elected officials and external stakeholders.


Minimum Qualification Requirements
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of satisfactory, full-time experience related to the projects and policies to be studied in the particular position.


Preferred Skills
• Commitment to public service.
• Graduate degree (JD/MPA/MA/MS) in a field of study relevant to the position.
• Demonstrated understanding of and experience with any combination of the following: the local and State legislative process, public policy analysis, New York City agency operations, and lobbying.
• Familiarity with the City’s Building Code and Zoning Resolution.
• Excellent written, oral, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
• Extensive knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Strong work-ethic and the ability to work independently are imperative.


To Apply
For Non-City/External Candidates: Visit the External Applicant NYC Careers site ( and search for the specific Job ID #


For Current City Employees: Visit Employee Self-Service (ESS) to view and apply for available positions. Click on Recruiting Activities, Careers, and search for the specific Job ID #


No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted.


Work Location
Division of External Affairs
280 Broadway, NY


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.