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Coordinator, School Facilities Services , M4 (Management/Confidential)

(Open to Current NYS employees only)

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for a Coordinator, School Facilities Services position in the Office of Facilities Planning. This Office is primarily responsible for code enforcement, life safety, fire safety and health in all public K-12 schools and BOCES in the State, exclusive of New York City.  Under the  general direction of the Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Policy, and Religious and Independent Schools, the incumbent will provide guidance and oversight to school districts, serve as the central contact point for all school facilities concerns that arise statewide and coordinate the Department’s efforts with other regulatory agencies. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinate and oversee daily operations of the Office of Facilities Planning, including capital construction plan submissions, issuance of certificates of occupancy, and addressing issues of noncompliance;
  • Oversee policy development and program planning for school facilities in over 700 school districts and BOCES;
  • Provide leadership to ensure the appropriate and timely review and approval of over 2,000 capital projects annually;
  • Support policy development and program planning related to school facilities planning;
  • Formulate policies and processes to provide assistance to school district officials on all matters related to facilities (including capital construction projects), health, safety and environmental quality;
  • Evaluate existing policy direction and set priorities for facilities planning operations in collaboration with and response to legislative mandates;
  • Create, develop and contribute to future legislation which is within the Office’s purview or impacts operations;
  • Facilitate ongoing professional development of staff in the Office of Facilities Planning;
  • Initiate quality improvement processes with input from stakeholders, including Office of the State Comptroller and Board of Regents; and
  • Provide direct supervision to Supervisor, School Business Management, Associate- level Architects and Professional Engineers, including delegation of assignments, performance evaluations and time and attendance approvals.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Section 52.6 Transfer:  Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title allocated to salary grade M-3 (SG-28/29) or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.  For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.

Non-competitive Promotion: If there are three of fewer qualified candidates, a permanent appointment may be made as a non-competitive promotion pursuant to Section 52.7 of the Civil Service Law.  To qualify, candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Associate Architect, Associate Mechanical Construction Engineer or Professional Engineer 2 (Mechanical).

In accordance with Section 52.7 of the Civil Service Law, this notice advises all employees of the New York State Education Department of our intention to conduct a non-competitive promotional examination for the position of Coordinator, School Facilities Services in Albany, NY.  Permanent appointment may be made by non-competitive promotion of an applicant who meets the position’s minimum qualifications, if a non-competitive examination is approved by the Department of Civil Service.

Provisional Appointment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Associate Architect, Associate Mechanical Construction Engineer or Professional Engineer 2 (Mechanical).

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a permanent or provisional appointment.  Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit.  Provisional candidates must take the examination for Coordinator, School Facilities Services when it is next offered, and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.  Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. 

*Leads to a maximum salary of $138,763 based on annual performance advances. 


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by May 14, 2021 to (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (OHE-819/04401) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

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Deadline Date: 
Friday, May 14, 2021
Email Address: 
Office of Education Policy

Office Information

Office of Human Resources Management
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631

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